Concord has been rated one of the safest and best places to live, not only in New Hampshire, but in the country.
As you and your organization respond to ongoing changes in COVID-19 guidelines and ways of doing business, we are here to support you.
The State of New Hampshire has established a COVID-19 webpage where you can find the latest updates on cases, and find information for COVID-19 testing, vaccines and steps you should take if you are exposed to the virus.
COVID-19 Vaccines for adults
The City of Concord will host a vaccine clinic on January 9. Learn more.
All adults are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in New Hampshire. Visit www.vaccines.nh.gov to schedule an appointment. You can also call 2-1-1 if you have questions about COVID-19 and want to talk to someone.
Have you been vaccinated against COVID-19? The CDC shared this helpful guidance for vaccinated individuals.
Are you looking to receive a booster shot? New Hampshire is currently offering boosters to individuals above ages 65 and up and to younger individuals who are at higher risk due to health, workplace exposure or risk of infection at home. Learn more.
COVID-19 Vaccines for Children
Children aged 5-11 are eligiable to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. This vaccine is a lower dose than the adult version. View this flier to see vaccine sites for children.
The State of New Hampshire has established four public testing sites across the state:
- Manchester: Across the street from the JFK Coliseum and Hunt Memorial Pool, 303 Beach Street.
- Claremont: River Valley Community College, 1 College Place.
- Newington: Fox Run Mall, 50 Fox Run Road.
- Nashua: St. Joseph’s Hospital Parking Lot, 261 Lake St.
COVID-19 tests administered at these locations are free.
New Hampshire residents may request PCR tests from Vault Health. These tests take several days to receive results, but are significantly more accurate than the free rapid tests, offered to Granite Staters in early December.
Americans across the country can order free COVID-19 tests at covidtests.gov.
On December 27, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated their guidlelines for isolation after being exposed to COVID-19. See the latest guidance.
Mask mandates in the Greater Concord region have expired, but businesses and individuals are encouraged to follow New Hampshire's universal best practices . As a member of the NH Commerce Corridor , we are also pleased to offer a summary of these best practices.
OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)
On January 13, the Supreme Court blocked OSHA's ETS. This has halted the requirements for large businesses (with 100+ employees) to follow new COVID-19 protocols, including requiring weekly COVID-19 tests for unvaccinated employees.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has set up a webpage to track COVID-19 data by county. Merrimack County has been defined as an area of high transmission of the virus. The CDC recommends that all individuals wear a mask in public indoor settings in this region.
Does your business encourage or require face masks? The NH Commerce Corridor has created signage and graphics for you to use to promote safety guidelines. Contact the Chamber at (603) 224-2508 if you are interested in obtaining disposable face masks or gloves. Supplies are limited.
Funding for New Hampshire Businesses
For some, PPP loan forgiveness applications were due as soon as August 30, 2021. Learn more about following up on your PPP loans. Apply for forgiveness and get more information on U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)'s website.