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NH DHHS Announces Potential Community Exposures Connected to Positive Cases of COVID-19 at Multiple Establishments
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Issued by Bureau of Infectious Disease Control
Publish Date:
October 24, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has identified potential community exposure related to multiple establishments in multiple locations throughout the state. Individuals may have been exposed to COVID-19 if they went to the following establishments during the days identified below, and should seek testing.

Concord Casino, Concord
A person who has tested positive for COVID-19 was at the Concord Casino, located at the Draft Sports Bar and Grill, 67 South Main Street, Concord, NH, while potentially infectious. DHHS has determined that potential community exposure occurred in the gaming table area during the evening of:

  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Paddy's American Grille, Portsmouth
A person who has tested positive for COVID-19 was at Paddy’s American Grille, located at 27 International Drive, Portsmouth, NH, while potentially infectious. DHHS has determined that potential community exposure occurred at the bar area on the following dates:

  • Monday, October 12, 2020
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2020
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020
  • Thursday, October 15, 2020
  • Friday, October 16, 2020

La Vista Italian Cuisine, Lincoln
A person who has tested positive for COVID-19 was at La Vista Italian Cuisine, located at the RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain, 22 South Mountain Drive, Lincoln, NH, while potentially infectious. DHHS has determined that potential community exposure occurred during the afternoon and evenings of the following dates:

  • Saturday, October 17, 2020
  • Sunday, October 18, 2020
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2020
  • Thursday, October 22, 2020

DHHS has conducted contact investigations on all cases associated with these potential community exposures and is notifying known close contacts directly. However, DHHS is making this public notification because there may be additional individuals at the location during those days and times who were exposed to the coronavirus.

COVID-19 can present with a wide range of symptoms including fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, nasal congestion, sore throat, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of taste or smell. Any person who develops new symptoms should stay home, limit their contact with others, immediately contact their healthcare provider and get tested for COVID-19. Guidance for self-quarantine is available at www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/documents/self-quarantine-covid.pdf

Whether or not you are experiencing symptoms, multiple testing options throughout the State are available to potentially exposed individuals. For persons without health insurance or a primary care provider, testing is available and can be scheduled by calling (603) 271-5980 or through completing the online form at https://business.nh.gov/DOS_COVID19Testing. Other options can be found at https://www.nh.gov/covid19/resources-guidance/testing-guidance.htm.

COVID-19 continues to circulate in our communities, so all people need to protect themselves and help prevent further community spread, by:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid close contact with others. When outside your home, keep a distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and others. This is known as social distancing.
  • Wear a cloth face covering that covers your mouth and nose to protect others when in public areas.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home if you have a fever or are not feeling well.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

For more information on COVID-19 in NH, please visit www.nh.gov/covid19.

 
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