The town of Piermont is actively engaged with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and our local and regional partners with regards to the State and local response to the COVID-19 virus.
DHHS is in close contact with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and maintains links on its website to the CDC’s most recent information on the virus which can also be found here: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
While the Town is closely monitoring the progression of the virus and is planning for the potential spread in the Upper Valley region, we are asking everyone to concentrate their efforts on PREVENTION. There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19.
Prevention measures that are accessible to almost everyone and should be practiced regularly include:
Proper Hand Washing (If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol)
*DHHS has put together a Self-Observation Guide for anyone returning to the United States from a country other than China with a travel advisory and strongly recommends you protect yourself and others by following the steps outlined in the Observation Guide.
Symptoms of COVID-19
Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure and include
Outbreaks involving COVID-19 continue to evolve quickly. It is important that you stay informed of new information as it becomes available. The links to DHHS and the CDC will remain active on this page.
Safety Response Plan
Should an outbreak occur that requires a large public safety response, the Emergency Operations Center is open and information will be provided on what is being requested of the public.
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Dartmouth Hitchcock COVID-19 Information Hotline
Please contact your State Department of Health if you experience fever, cough or shortness of breath.
New Hampshire Department of Health: 603-271-4496; After Hours: 603-271-5300
Vermont Department of Health: 802-863-7240
We are not providing this testing in our Emergency Department or in our D-H based clinics. All testing being performed at D-H is being done in collaboration with the NH Department of Health and Human Services on a case-by-case basis.
COVID-19 testing is being conducted only in coordination with the NH Department of Health and Human Services or the Vermont Department of Health.