COVID-19 - City of Lebanon Planned Response

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What Is Being Done?

The City of Lebanon 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 has a very robust website that contains the most updated information on COVID-19 which can be accessed here: dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/2019-ncov.htm

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 City 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

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)
  • Covering Your Cough
  • Avoiding Touching your Eyes, Nose, and Mouth
  • Avoiding Close Contact with Anyone Who is Sick (Maintaining a minimum distance of 6 feet)
  • Staying Home When You Are Sick
  • Regularly Cleaning and Disinfecting Frequently Touched Objects and Surfaces
  • Following the *CDC’s Guidance for Travel.

*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

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath

If you develop symptoms AND have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19 contact your healthcare professional to see if you should be tested.

Frequently Asked Questions

The CDC has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions which can be found at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html.

Stay Informed

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 and any new information available to the City will be shared here. To receive updates as they are posted to this page, please subscribe to our LebAlert service at lebalert.regroup.com

Safety Response Plan

Should an outbreak occur that requires a large public safety response, the Emergency Operations Center will be open and information will be provided on what is being requested of the public.

Questions regarding the information contained herein can be directed to Chief Christopoulos at christopoulos@lebanonnh.gov

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