The Town of Newington’s OEM continues to take proactive steps to prevent community transmission of COVID-19 and prepare for any spread of the disease. As of today, March 22, 2020, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Newington.
The OEM is being briefed multiple times daily by both State and Federal officials to coordinate efforts across both public safety departments and health services in the continued prevention and personnel protection against COVID-19 exposures. All updates for Newington residents are being shared regularly at www.newington.nh.us and via social media. The Town remains focused on proactively supporting populations at higher risk of developing serious COVID-19 illness, including older people and people of all ages with severe underlying health conditions.
Town Services Updates
- At this time, there are no disruptions to basic Town services provided by Newington Police, Fire & Rescue, Town Hall and Highway Department.
- All Town buildings are closed to the public until further notice, and services to residents remain available via phone, website or email to each respective Department.
Actions for All Newington Residents to Take
The Centers for Disease Control has advised the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus, and has provided a number of basic steps all citizens can take to protect themselves, including: washing your hands often, avoiding close contact with those who are sick, staying home when sick, covering coughs and sneezes, and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces. Also included with these steps is to practice social distancing of no less than 6 feet to the closest person to you while in public.
Newington Office of Emergency Management
Town of Newington public safety and health officials are participating in regular briefings with the New Hampshire EOC and are prepared to dispatch emergency personnel within the Town as needed. As of today, there have been no resources requested by any Town resident. If you or a resident in Town is in need of something, please reach out to either the Newington Police (431-5461), Fire (436-9441) or Health (436-7640) Departments. The State has also set up a COVID-19 hotline at 2-1-1 to answer any questions and get up to date information 24/7.