03/08/20 Update on COVID-19

LebAlert , General Alerts

The City of Lebanon is committed to communicating any new information it receives from DHHS relating to COVID-19 as quickly as we can. Here is what we know:

On Sunday, March 8, 2020, City of Lebanon officials were alerted by DHHS that another case of COVID-19 has been identified in the Grafton County. An individual who attended a worship service at Hope Bible Fellowship in West Lebanon has tested positive for COVID-19.

Recommendations from DHHS regarding this new development are as follows:

“Anyone who attended the March 1 social or service and has developed symptoms of fever or respiratory illness should immediately stay home and distance themselves from household members and contact the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at 603-271-4496 (after-hours: 603-271-5300).”

DHHS has stated there were approximately 60 people in attendance at the March 1st service.

In addition to this incident, the DHHS has released the following information:

  • 150 people are currently being monitored by DHHS
  • 2 cases have been confirmed by the CDC
  • 2 additional cases are presumed presumptive by DHHS

We are currently awaiting test results from other persons who may have been exposed. It takes approximately 24 hours from the time of testing for results to be received.

At this time, the City of Lebanon continues to work collaboratively with DHHS to support ongoing COVID-19 testing.

During this time of uncertainty, we ask that our community continue to follow CDC guidance regarding practicing responsible social distancing and personal prevention measures as well as the following recommendations for People at Serious Risk for COVID-19:

If you are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, you should:

  • Stock up on supplies
  • Take everyday precautionsto keep space between yourself and others
  • When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wash your hands often.
  • Avoid crowdsas much as possible
  • During a COVID-19 outbreak an outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible

The City of Lebanon will continue to post updates on our LebanonNH.gov/COVID19 page as we receive them. Members of the public are encouraged to subscribe to our LebAlert notification service to receive updates by email or text by going to lebalert.regroup.com.

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