Officials: Possible exposure on Concord Coach bus
CONCORD — The state is warning people who may have been on a Concord Coach Lines bus between New Hampshire and Boston to take precautions due to potential community exposure because someone riding the buses tested positive for COVID-19. The person was on the following buses: The 3:15 a.m. bus from Concord to Logan airport on March 11; the 5:40 p.m. bus from Logan Airport through Concord to Littleon on March 13; the 5 a.m. bus from Concord to Logan airport on March 14; and the 1:40 p.m. bus from Logan to Concord. No further information was available from the state Tuesday night.
As of Tuesday, there were 108 people with COVID-19 in New Hampshire, with 13 hospitalizations and one death attributed to the virus. People testing negative at selected laborities numbered 2,356. Currently, 750 people are being monitored.
White Mountain National Forest implements virtual services
CAMPTON — The White Mountain National Forest is implementing virtual services to protect the health and safety of employees and members of the public. Though the office has gone virtual, the White Mountain National Forest continues to remain open and operational, and we are committed to the continuity of our mission. Customers needing information are encouraged to call Forest Headquarters at (603) 536- 6100; Saco Ranger Station at (604) 447-5448; and Androscoggin Ranger Station (603) 466-2713 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday for prompt customer service. Visitors are encouraged to contact their local forest or ranger district at fs.usda.gov/whitemountain for the latest office hours and availability.
State Calls on Business Community to Help Address COVID-19 Crisis
CONCORD — New Hampshire companies and manufacturers with the capacity to meet the critical demand COVID19 is placing on health-care centers can now connect with the state of New Hampshire for coordination. The state seeks companies that can donate or produce lab, testing or diagnostic supplies, personal protection equipment or medical expertise. Business and Economic Affairs Commissioner Taylor Caswell said he wants to hear from companies that can immediately produce PPEs, including N95 and medical face masks; surgical gowns; face shields; ventilators; latex gloves, and swabs. Companies can go to nheconomy.com/covid19 to find a link to a list of the needed products.
Disaster Distress Helpline
The Disaster Distress Helpline, (800) 985-5990, provides immediate crisis counseling to people affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Natural disasters — including pandemics — can be overwhelming and seriously affect emotional health. The Disaster Distress Helplin can provide immediate counseling to anyone who is seeking help in coping with the mental or emotional effects caused by developments related to the coronavirus pandemic. The Helpline is a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week and free resource that responds to people who need crisis counseling and support in dealing with the traumatic effects of a natural or human-caused disaster. The Helpline is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Helpline specialists are trained to assist callers who have a range of symptoms. For information, go to disasterdistress.samhsa.gov.
Gibson Center has takeout lunches, Meals on Wheels
CONWAY — The Gibson Center for Senior Services is operating and ready to help. According to Executive Director George Cleveland: "We are delivering Meals on Wheels Monday through Friday throughout northern Carroll County. Though our building remains closed to the public, we have takeout lunches available through our dining room door off the parking lot from 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. each weekday. We are at the corner of Main and Grove Streets in North Conway Village. You can GPS us at 14 Grove St. And if you need transportation to a local medical appointment, give us at least 24 hours' notice, and we'll get you there. If you have any questions, call us at (603) 356-3231. If we don't have the answer, we probably know someone who does."