NH Medical Society Statement on Continued Mask Wearing during the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 20, 2021

The New Hampshire medical community urges individuals, communities, schools and businesses to continue to follow Centers for Disease Control and NH Division of Public Health Services guidelines that highlight the efficacy of wearing masks in slowing the community transmission of COVID-19 in New Hampshire, in conjunction with other prevention measures, until:

1)  COVID-19 vaccination levels reach a community-wide immunity of at least 70%; and

2)  Community spread of COVID-19 continues at a "minimal" community transmission level as displayed by county on the NH COVID-19 data dashboards – less than 50 new infections per 100,000 population over prior 14 days, along with 7-Day PCR test positivity levels below 5%. NH DPHS Level of Community COVID-19 Transmission Definition

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NH COVID-19 Vaccine Alliance Summary - April 13, 2021

April 14, 2021

The Tuesday, April 6th meeting summary of the NH COVID-19 Vaccine Alliance:

  • Recap of the key takeaways from the week of April 6;
  • Reminder on relaunch of and required training for NH-IIS beginning Thursday, April 15;
  • Discussion with DHHS CMO Dr. Jonathan Ballard on transitioning from the predominantly state-run to a private open and closed pod COVID-19 vaccine allocation process utilizing physician and urgent care practices, hospitals, pharmacies, community health centers, business health clinics and other healthcare settings having signed a COVID-19 vaccination state provider agreement.
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NH COVID-19 Vaccine Alliance Summary - April 6, 2021

April 7, 2021

The Tuesday, April 6th meeting summary of the NH COVID-19 Vaccine Alliance:

  • Recap of the key takeaways from the week of March 31;
  • Reminder on relaunch of and required training for NH-IIS beginning April 15;
  • Showcase of the Fidelity Investments Clinic (Merrimack, NH, campus) vaccine clinic with the Greater Nashua Regional Public Health Network; and
  • Update on transitioning from state-run to private healthcare COVID-19 vaccine allocation process in NH with both open and closed pods.
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NH COVID-19 Vaccine Alliance Summary 3-30-21

Legal Issues in Requiring or Incentivizing COVID-19 Vaccinations

March 30, 2021

The March 30th meeting of the NH COVID-19 Vaccine Alliance: recap of the key takeaways from the week of March 22, showcased the Fidelity Investments Clinic (Merrimack, NH Campus) vaccine clinic with the Nashua Regional Public Health Network; reminder on transfer to NH-IIS beginning April 1; and a panel discussion on legal issues surrounding the requiring or incentivizing COVID-19 vaccines with attorneys Ken Bartholomew, Robert Best and Lucy Hodder.

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NH COVID-19 Vaccine Alliance Summary 3-16-20

March 16, 2021

Brief Summary: The March 16th meeting of the NH COVID-19 Alliance recapped the key takeaways of March 9th meeting and presented an overview of on the new NH Immunization Information System (NHIIS) and how to become trained to utilize the NHIIS.

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Information for NH Residents on the Health Insurance Marketplace and Open Enrollment for the 2021 Plan Year

Today, Insurance Commissioner Chris Nicolopoulos spoke on a media call coordinated by Covering New Hampshire to share information about the Health Insurance Marketplace and Open Enrollment for the approximately 41,000 state residents who will purchase health insurance in the individual market for 2021 coverage. Open enrollment in the individual Health Insurance Marketplace will run from November 1 to December 15.

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