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NH DHHS Announces Potential Community Exposures Connected to Positive Cases of COVID-19 at Establishment in Salem and Church in Wolfeboro
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Issued by Bureau of Infectious Disease Control
Publish Date:
November 17, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has identified potential community exposures related to an establishment in Salem. DHHS is also investigating an outbreak at a church in Wolfeboro. Individuals may have been exposed to COVID-19 if they went to the following establishments during the days identified below, and should seek testing.

Calvary Wolfeboro ChurchDHHS is investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 associated with Calvary Wolfeboro church, located at 43 Mill Street, Wolfeboro 03894. Individuals may have been exposed if attending the 9:00 am and 11:30 am services on Sunday, November 1, 2020. To date, 25 persons with COVID-19 have been identified with connections to the church community.

Chasers Poker Room and Casino DHHS has identified potential community exposures related to confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Chasers Poker Room and Casino, located at 7 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Salem 03079. Potential community exposures occurred on the following days:

  • Wednesday, 11/4
  • Thursday, 11/5
  • Friday, 11/6
  • Saturday, 11/7
  • Monday, 11/9
  • Tuesday, 11/10
  • Wednesday, 11/11
  • Thursday, 11/12

DHHS has conducted contact investigations on 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 who were exposed to the coronavirus and should monitor for symptoms and get tested.

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 https://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 here: 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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