Resources to help in these challenging times:
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Need help? Contact your state and local government.
Info can be found at https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-in-salem/
NH residents can dial the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 2-1-1 or 603-271-4496 for answers to questions related to the outbreak and to be directed to available resources for help.
Do YOU think you have COVID-19?
To report suspected cases, contact the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at 603-271-4496, (603-271-5300 for after hours), or email@example.com.
How much do your activities put you at risk? Here’s a great chart that breaks down many activities and how safe they are. https://komonews.com/news/coronavirus/will-i-get-covid-19-doing-this-heres-how-risky-normal-activities-are
From Congresswoman Annie Kuster: A list of many resources, including Keeping Safe from COVID-19; New Hampshire Specific COVID-19 Information; Direct Payment to Granite Staters (Economic Impact Payments); Support for Small Businesses; Unemployment Assistance; Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Survivors; Student Loans; Taxes; Traveling Internationally; Veterans. https://kuster.house.gov/covid-19
Mental Health Resources, compiled by Jan Schmidt, Alderman and State Rep in Nashua. http://janschmidt4ward1.com/uncategorized/free-online-meetings-and-virtual-platforms/
How You Can Help Others:
Stay home, wash hands, wear cloth masks in public, check on neighbors
Donate food: NH Food Bank: https://www.nhfoodbank.org or call 669-9725
United Way: http://uwnh.org
Donate blood: https://www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-Cross
COVID-19 Response in New Hampshire: https://volunteernh.org/covid-19-response/
Watch out for the kids. Child abuse reports are down, because they aren’t out where they can be observed. If you suspect child abuse call Salem Police Department (603) 893-1911 or the NH child abuse hotline at DCYF (800) 894-5533. You could also go to https://knowandtell.org. In an immediate emergency, dial 911. DHHS has offered a sheet, “Supporting Child and Family Wellbeing during the COVID-19 Emergency:” https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcyf/documents/family-wellbeing-during-covid-19.pdf
The Effectiveness of Facemasks: https://www.fau.edu/newsdesk/articles/efficacy-facemasks-coronavirus.php
The Effectiveness of Facebooks (A Cliffnote version): https://www.wmur.com/article/face-masks-coronavirus-video/33022859
There is no excuse for not having a mask!!!
Everything you need to know about masks: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/coronavirus-face-masks-everything-you-need-to-know_l_5e8ca647c5b6e1a2e0faa947
How to make and how to wear: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html
Directions for a no-sew mask (perhaps using the coffee filter, as suggested by the CDC?) http://blog.japanesecreations.com/no-sew-face-mask-with-handkerchief-and-hair-tie
I found another option for a new pattern for a no-sew mask, using a t-shirt, and this one with several options.
Mask materials: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/best-coronavirus-face-mask-materials-new-study_l_5e99b576c5b6a92100e63129
A tip on how to make any mask (except N95) more efficient. https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/04/22/840146830/adding-a-nylon-stocking-layer-could-boost-protection-from-cloth-masks-study-find
I found another good mask video, although I believe that coffee filters are not being recommended any more; they make breathing too hard. .https://nbclim-f.akamaihd.net/i/Prod/NBCU_LM_VMS/635/99/DIT_20OTS_20NAT_20FEAT_20GIAT_20DIY_20FACE_20MASKS_20040520_20JD_20REV_202_20with_20L3__,935446,886827,037719,116849,460519,061449,.mp4.csmil/master.m3u8
Salem Makers of the Masks:
I’ve seen people asking where to get masks. I have had masks from these three shops. There are others out there which may be equally as good., but I know these three shops have quality products.
- Kristin Plausky: https://www.etsy.com/shop/YarnOverThread
- Gail Ann: https://www.facebook.com/mysticmusingscrafts/
- Susan McLean: Available at Salem NH Farmers Market (Sundays 10-12), or https://www.etsy.com/people/u9exutzc
Free meals for Salem kids under 18: https://sau57.org/covid19/meals
Town of Salem COVID-29 Info: https://www.townofsalemnh.org/home/covid-19-information
COVID-19 Salem Community Hotline & Email: https://www.townofsalemnh.org/home/news/covid-19-community-hotline-and-email
Salem Police: Dial 911 for emergencies or (603) 893-1911 for non-emergency issues.
Elected officials: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-in-salem/
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services:
Office of the Governor: https://www.governor.nh.gov
List of NH “essential” services: https://www.governor.nh.gov/news-media/emergency-orders/documents/emergency-order-17-ex-a.pdf
Mindi Messmer: A scientist who is reporting frequently on COVID-19, Mindi is also a candidate for Executive Council, District 3 (including Salem). https://www.facebook.com/Mindi4NH/ Sign up for her “Daily or So COVID-19 Updates” https://actionnetwork.org/forms/daily-or-so-covid-19-updates
Geographic Breakdown by Communities: NH communities, Rockingham and Hillsboro counties, and select locations in Massachusetts. https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-update-geographic/
NH Long-term care facilities: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-update-ltc-outbreaks/
More info about COVID-19
COVID-19: The CIDRAP Viewpoint. https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/sites/default/files/public/downloads/cidrap-covid19-viewpoint-part1_0.pdfhttps://www.cidrap.umn.edu/sites/default/files/public/downloads/cidrap-covid19-viewpoint-part1_0.pdf
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
COVI-19 Tracker: https://bing.com/covid/local/newhampshire_unitedstates
Live statistics: https://ncov2019.live/data
US Coronavirus Tracking https://infection2020.com
The COVID Tracking Project https://covidtracking.com/data/state/new-hampshire#historical
The World Health Organization:
Media with NH COVID-19 news:
If you are having trouble paying your rent or mortgage because of COVID-19, help can be found at https://www.goferr.nh.gov/covid-expenditures/new-hampshire-housing-relief-program
Housing and Urban Development: https://www.hud.gov/states/new_hampshire
NH Housing: https://www.nhhfa.org
If you were working in NH: https://www.nhes.nh.gov
If you worked in MA: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/department-of-unemployment-assistance
NH Facebook group: N.H. Unemployment during COVID-19: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2506087256312654/
Coronavirus Tax Relief: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-relief-and-economic-impact-payments
SNAP: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Formerly Food Stamps)
About SNAP: https://govtbenefits.org/snap-vs-food-stamps/
NH SNAP: http://www.benefitsapplication.com/program_info/NH/Food%20Stamps
Link to other NH benefits:
Businesses and Employers: Guidance for Small Businesses
Self Employed Livelihood Fund (SELF), a CARES Act grant for Small Businesses. Applications accepted from Monday, July 6, 2020 – July 17, 2020. https://www.goferr.nh.gov/covid-expenditures/new-hampshire-self-employed-livelihood-fund-self
New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs (BEA): (resources): https://businesshelp.nheconomy.com/hc/en-us
NH DHHS: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/resources-guidance/businesses.htm
CDC: Cleaning: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/cleaning-disinfection.html
Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce: http://www.gschamber.com
McLane Middleton: An extensive list of resources for businesses: https://www.mclane.com/Coronavirus-Resource-Center
The CARES Act: https://www.mclane.com/The-CARES-Act-QA-Webinar-Replay-4/2/2020
Resource for Nonprofit businesses: https://www.nhnonprofits.org/page/coronavirus-covid-19-resources-nonprofits
Complications of COVID-19 Survivors of all ages: bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-consequences
Sources for data used to create these reports:
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