Warning Alert

Certain coronavirus disease-related travel and business restrictions remain in force in New Hampshire, US, as of early October.

Alert Begins 05 Oct 2020 05:25 PM UTC
Alert Expires 26 Oct 2020 11:59 PM UTC

 

  • Incident: COVID-19 restrictions
  • Location(s): New Hampshire
  • Time Frame: Indefinite
  • Impact: Transport restrictions and business disruptions

 

Summary
Authorities in New Hampshire continue to enforce certain travel and business restrictions as part of the state's response to coronavirus disease (COVID-19). As of Oct. 5, travelers from Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island are allowed to enter New Hampshire without the need to self-quarantine. However, travelers from other US states are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Travelers arriving from international destinations should also self-quarantine for 14 days upon their arrival.

Business restrictions, however, have remained largely unchanged since late June. Most businesses, facilities, and other establishments have been allowed to reopen provided they comply with certain mandates aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19, including limits on operating capacity, enhanced sanitization procedures, and enforcement of social distancing guidelines, among other directives. Such requirements may vary by industry and type of establishment. Essential businesses and services, including grocery stores, banks, and fuel stations, as well as companies operating in public safety, food and agriculture, energy, and other critical sectors have not been subject to mandatory closures.

Residual transport and business disruptions are likely. State officials could extend, further ease, reimpose, or otherwise amend restrictions with little-to-no notice, depending on the disease activity in the coming weeks.

 

Advice
Emphasize basic health precautions, especially frequent handwashing with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable. Practice good coughing/sneezing etiquette (i.e., covering coughs and sneezes with a disposable tissue, maintaining distance from others, and washing hands). There is no evidence that the influenza vaccine, antibiotics, or antiviral medications will prevent this disease, highlighting the importance of diligent basic health precautions.

 

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