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COVID-19

COVID-19

FACE MASK ORDER IN EFFECT IN NASHUA

An Emergency Public Health Order is now in effect in Nashua, requiring the general public to wear face coverings in situations where they cannot maintain social distancing (six feet of distance between themselves and others). First approved by the city’s Board of Health and passed on Thursday, May 21, by the Board of Aldermen, the order is expected to reduce asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission of COVID-19 within our community. It is effective immediately and until further notice.

COVID-19

Nashua’s Covid-19 Resources

Link to Public Health’s Live stories data.  This is updated daily Monday through Friday with the most up to date numbers on cases and testing.

https://insight.livestories.com/s/v2/covid-19/8b77c487-3bb3-4ab0-a9dc-5b96364ca5b5

Link to the Public Health Hotline on the City’s COVID-19 page as well as the links to the CDC, WHO, NH DHHS, and a Global COVID-19 Map

https://www.nashuanh.gov/1332/COVID-19

Link to our Frequently Asked Questions with answers.

https://www.nashuanh.gov/1340/COVID-19-FAQ

Nashua Business Status reporter/GIS dashboard with business information.

https://nashuamaps.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/51b21812cd654290aee67c875a649f28

https://nashuamaps.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=1a1e1e0a23424610aef4240930d74008

COVID-19

“Stay at Home 2.0”

the Governor announced a series of modifications to the Stay at Home order. He extended it to May 31st as a “Stay at home 2.0”. Please see the links below from the Governor’s website for more information:

All applicable industries are able to start opening up in incremental phases as determined by Public Health.

·         Universal Guidance

Industries that can continue to operate with new, modified guidance:

·         Public and Private Campgrounds Guidance

·         New Hampshire State Park Guidance

·         Manufacturing Guidance

Industries that can begin to phase-in services on May 4, 2020:

·         Certain Health Care Services Guidance

Industries that begin to phase-in, or expand services on May 11, 2020:

·         Retail Store Guidance

·         Drive-in Movie Theater Guidance

·         Public and Private Golf Course Guidance

·         Barbers and Hair Salon Guidance

Industries that can begin to phase-in, or expand services on May 18, 2020:

·         Restaurant Guidance

COVID-19

Health Insurance Lost?

— If your family’s lost coverage was through your employer, but your spouse is still working, you may be eligible for a special enrollment window via your spouse’s employer’s health insurance. But be prepared to act quickly because special enrollment windows typically close 29-60 days after the qualifying event (in this case, your termination). Alternately, if you are single under age 26, your parents may also be able to add you back onto their employer coverage.

— If that is unavailable to you or seems unaffordable, another option is to enroll for coverage in the Healthcare Marketplace at healthcare.gov. As a person who’s lost their job for any reason, you’re eligible for the special enrollment window within 60 days of your last day at work. Subsidies are available depending on the projected level of your annual family income. The lower your projected annual income, the higher your subsidy. You should definitely consider this option if you still have a family income coming in a working family member that’s high enough to disqualify you from Medicaid coverage—but low enough to make paying monthly premium costs unaffordable.

Tools on the healthcare.gov website make it easy to project your premium costs. Should you get rehired or find another job offering employer coverage, the good news is you can cancel your Marketplace coverage at any time.

— If your coverage was through your employer and you have no family income coming in at all or the amount is low enough to meet program guidelines, you may be eligible for Medicaid. If you were a lower-income wage earner to begin with, this is something you should definitely take advantage of as soon as possible. To apply online, start here: https://nheasy.nh.gov/

— IMPORTANT: Depending on your income, you may also be eligible for Medicaid if you have been uninsured or ineligible for employer coverage all along. To find out, start here: https://nheasy.nh.gov/