NASHUA, NH — The state's data dashboard is reporting only two new cases of COVID-19 at New Hampshire's K-12 schools, at Nashua High School North.
The two cases were reported to the state Sunday.
Nashua schools are currently in remote learning and were scheduled to move to a hybrid plan on Oct. 5. That plan, however, was scrapped.
Jahmal Mosley, the superintendent of schools in Nashua, made the announcement 10 days ago, when the district had yet to report a single infected staffer or student. Mosley said special education, kindergartners, and first graders, would begin a slow roll toward in-person education in October and November.
Mosley did not return an email to Patch requesting more information about the infections at Nashua North nor is there any information on the school district's website.
The Concord School District on Monday also reported a staffer who has tested positive for the coronavirus but the state had not yet reported that information on its data dashboard.
As of Monday, the state only had 22 active COVID-19 cases and 32 recovered cases since schools started opening in late August.
Active positive test results in Patch towns include one at Memorial School in Bedford, one at Concord Christian Academy, two at Merrimack High School, and one at Salem High School.
Stop The Spread Of COVID-19
The COVID-19 virus is spread through respiratory droplets, usually through coughing and sneezing, and exposure to others who are sick or might be showing symptoms.
Health officials emphasize residents should follow these recommendations:
Avoid any domestic and international travel, especially on public transportation such as buses, trains, and airplanes.
Practice social distancing. Stay at least 6 feet from other people, including distancing while in waiting areas or lines.
When you can't practice 6 feet of social distancing, wear a face covering.
Anyone who is told to self-quarantine and stay at home due to exposure to a person with confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 needs to stay home and not go out into public places.
If you are 60 years or older or have chronic and underlying health conditions, you need to stay home and not go out.
Avoid gatherings of 10 people or more.
Employers should work from home as much as possible.
There is increasing evidence that the virus can survive for hours or possibly days on surfaces. People should clean frequently touched surfaces, including door handles, grocery carts and grocery basket handles, etc.
Take the same precautions as you would if you were sick:
Stay home and avoid public places.
Wear a face covering.
Cover mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing.
Wash hands frequently.
Disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
Guidance to schools can be found can be found here.
Instructions for returning travelers to self-observe for symptoms of COVID-19 are available are available here.
For more information on COVID-19 in NH, visit its site here.
For the latest information from the CDC, visit its site here.
To access the state's COVID-19 data dashboard, click on this link here.
To access the state's COVID-19 Interactive Map Dashboard, click on this link here.
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