COVID-19 Information

The Granite State Health Care Coalition, the regional health care emergency response coalition in New Hampshire that falls under the authority of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), is actively working with the NH Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Public Health Services and healthcare partners as a direct support to the state's public health response through ESF#8 to help coordinate federal assistance in response to the active COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on New Hampshire.

Working with partners across the state, the Granite State Health Care Coalition is doing the following as part of their continuous emergency preparedness efforts in support of the state's public health response to COVID-19:

  • conducting situational awareness assessments with hospital emergency coordinators to evaluate current and future resource needs, including personal protective equipment (PPE);
  • assisting with Alternative Care Sites (ACS) as they're being stood up throughout the state to create additional bed capacity if needed;
  • leading the establishment of Isolation and Quarantine Sites; 
  • partnering on the development of the state's Crisis Standards of Care Plan, as well as the Mass Fatality Management Plan.

A current summary of the COVID-19 situation in New Hampshire is available on the NH DHHS website.

 

About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause respiratory track infections. Some viruses cause mild colds, while others are more serious.  This new form of coronavirus was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and the disease it causes has been named Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19.

Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more information on the symptoms, transmission and prevention of COVID-19:

How It Spreads

Prevention & Treatment

Symptoms

What to Do if You Are Sick

Stigma & COVID-19

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

RESOURCES FOR PATIENTS & HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

 

Information for Patients

 

Information for Healthcare Professionals

 

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

COVID-19 Healthcare Planning Checklist

ASPR TRACIE Webinar: Highly Pathogenic Infectious Disease Training and Exercise Resources

 

 

Interactive Web-Based Dashboard to Track COVID-19 In Real Time

View the live dashboard for updated and interactive information on the coronoavirus hosted by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.