COVID-19 Information & Resources

The Granite State Health Care Coalition (GSHCC) serves the entire state of New Hampshire under a grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). At this time, the GSHCC is actively working with the NH Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Public Health Services and healthcare partners as a direct support to the state's public health response to help coordinate statewide response to the active COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the healthcare system and people of New Hampshire.

In collaboration with partners across the state, the Granite State Health Care Coalition has been actively working to enhance healthcare preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery to COVID-19 through a number of activities, including:

  • Conducting risk assessments with hospital emergency management coordinators and other healthcare leaders to identify current and future resource shortfalls;
  • Processing and monitoring requests for personal protective equipment (PPE);
  • Assisting with planning efforts for the establishment of Alternative Care Sites (ACS) to create additional surge bed capacity, if needed;
  • Leading the establishment of multiple Self-Isolation/Quarantine Sites and an accompanying referral process for first responders, healthcare workers, and the general public;
  • Participating in the development of the state's Crisis Standards of Care Plan, as well as the Mass Fatality Management Plan;
  • Providing technical assistance to users in the statewide healthcare information management system to increase situational awareness and facilitate information sharing; and
  • Disseminating daily information to healthcare partners to facilitate situational awareness and a common operating picture.

A current summary of the COVID-19 situation in New Hampshire is available on the NH DHHS website.

 

About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause respiratory track infections. Some viruses cause mild colds, while others are more serious.  This new form of coronavirus was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and the disease it causes has been named Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19.

Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more information on the symptoms, transmission and prevention of COVID-19:

How It Spreads

Prevention & Treatment

Symptoms

What to Do if You Are Sick

Stigma & COVID-19

Frequently Asked Questions

 

RESOURCES FOR PATIENTS & HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

 

Information for Patients

 

Information for Healthcare Professionals

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

COVID-19 Healthcare Planning Checklist

ASPR TRACIE Webinar: Highly Pathogenic Infectious Disease Training and Exercise Resources

 

Interactive Web-Based Dashboard to Track COVID-19 In Real Time

View the live dashboard for updated and interactive information on the coronoavirus hosted by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.