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 and boosters for adults
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.
Children ages five and up are also eligiable to receive COVID-19 vaccination.
All adults are eligable to receive a booster shot in NH. Adults ages 50 and up, and immunocompromised individuals may receive a second booster shot. Learn more.
Individuals under 50 years of age may be able to receive a second booster shot this fall. Learn more.
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.
New Hampshire also has rapid tests available at State Liquor Stores.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provides detailed guidlelines for isolation after being exposed to COVID-19. See the latest guidance. Have you been exposed to COVID-19 and you're not sure when it is safe to come out of isolation? Use the CDC's Quarantine and Isolation Calculator located on this webpage.
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 . On February 23, Dr. Benjamin Chan, the New Hampshire state epidemiologist, announced that face mask use indoors is no longer recommended, with a few exceptions. Private businesses can still make their own decisions about COVID-19 safety policies.
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. This data can be used to asses your personal risk, and determine whether wearing a face mask may be appropriate for you at this time.
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.
Funding for New Hampshire BusinessesThe Governor's Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery has opened a $3 million fund for NH restaurants who have been affected by COVID-19. Restaurants who apply may receive awards up to $15,000 to cover eligible equipment, infrastructure and technology purchases. Learn more.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.