COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease)

Prevent the Spread

Learn more about how you can you help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and what you can do to prevent the spread when you are sick.

FACTS AND MORE INFORMATION

You can find trusted information regarding COVID-19 from the CDC.

You can also find more local (NH) information from the NH Department of Health and Human Services through their website and press releases.

VISITING HUGGINS HOSPITAL DURING COVID-19

We have implemented changes to our visitation and entrances. Please read more in our announcement.

QUESTIONS

NH has implemented a 24/7 hotline for you to report symptoms and to get answers to general questions regarding COVID-19. Please diall 2-1-1 for assistance! Remember to always call your healthcare provider prior to entering any healthcare facility if you suspect you have COVID-19.

COVID-19 testing

Call prior to visiting any healthcare facility if you are ill and think you may have COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19. Testing is coordinated by NH DHHS along with your local hospital. Call our COVID-19 Hotline if you have symptoms: 603.569.7558.

Self-Quarantine

You may be asked to self-quarantine due to your symptoms and level of risk. You will have contact information in case you need to access medical care during this time. The CDC provides information regarding what you can do to prevent the spread when you are sick with COVID-19 or think you may have it.

During this public health situation, we continue to coordinate with NH DHHS as well as other agencies to do our part in mitigating the spread. It will take effort from all of us. Here is how you can help:

  • Self-quarantine if you are ill and feel you may have COVID-19.
  • Stay home when sick with any illness.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when sneezing.
  • Cough into your elbow.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (this may be longer than you think so try it one time with a timer to see how long it feels).
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
  • Avoid being within 6 feet (close contact) of others.

How Huggins Hospital is Preparing

As a healthcare organization, Huggins Hospital has many plans in place that support preparedness and response to challenges like COVID-19 is presenting. Huggins Hospital is currently working closely with other hospitals, the NH Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC and other agencies to monitor and prepare for any situation regarding COVID-19 (sometimes referred to as the “novel coronavirus”).

We are here for you when you need us.

In preparation for COVID-19, we are planning and adjusting, daily, for mitigation and care needs. We continuously train staff and are currently conducting refresher trainings as needed. We have the PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) needed and we have space for isolation and care for people with infectious diseases.

We will continue to evaluate and adjust our operations and services as needed as this pandemic plays out.