The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and is spread from person to person.


The symptoms of this virus include:

  • Fever
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Dry Cough


Although the immediate health risk to those living in New Hampshire is considered low, there are simple steps that can be taken to prevent illness. This virus spreads primarily through respiratory droplets that are dispersed when an infected person coughs or sneezes, which means that the same precautions taken during flu season will also help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Protect Yourself

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Get a flu shot; it is not too late to be protected from flu.

Protect Others

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Stay home from work or school if you have a fever or are not feeling well.

Ensure Community Sanitation

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Public Health Resources

Updated information is available via these public health links: