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The Manchester Health Department announced today that it will be postponing its Food Safety and Sanitation Seminar for the Food Service Worker scheduled for Monday, March 16, 2020.
We will post the new dates and times once they have been determined.
Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) today is issuing the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19. DHHS will continue to issue COVID-19 updates each day to provide media and the public with current information about the State’s efforts.
- CDC Issues Self-Isolation Guidance for Travelers from Countries with a Level 2 and Level 3 Travel Alert
On March 4, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that travelers from countries with a Level 3 travel currently China, Iran, Italy and South Korea) are advised to stay home and monitor their health (i.e., self-quarantine) for 14 days after returning to the United States. Travelers from countries with a Level 2 level travel currently Japan) are advised to monitor their health and limit interactions with others for 14 days after returning to the United States.
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The Manchester Health Department is reminding the community that common colds, influenza (“the flu”) and other viruses, such as norovirus (“the stomach bug”), are actively circulating, statewide. These illnesses can be prevented if people take appropriate precautions to reduce their risk of infection.
According to Anna Thomas, MPH, Manchester’s Public Health Director, “As with every year, we expect that common colds, influenza, and norovirus are present in the community. This is particularly true during the colder months when people spend more time in closer quarters. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to reduce your risk of getting sick from these and other infections. Please review the following information on how you can keep yourself and your loved ones healthy.”
Stay healthy. Wash your hands!
Germs are everywhere!
The City of Manchester Health Department has just released its updated 2019-2020 Winter Resource Guide for Manchester residents. The purpose of this guide is to provide residents, community organizations, and other City of Manchester departments with contact information for agencies that are providing local winter assistance for individuals and families in need.
Please share this document with anyone who may benefit from these resources.
On October 26, 1839, the City of Manchester Board of Health was established, along with a system of police, to take measures for protection against fire. An excerpt is below from:
Manchester. A brief record of its past and a picture of its present, Clarke, Maurice D., comp., Clarke, John B. (John Badger), 1820-1891.1
To celebrate the Department’s history and present role as the City’s chief health strategist and neighborhood catalyst, we are pleased to announce the release of two documents – the Ten Commandments of Health from 1922 with a newly created version for 2019; and the Greater Manchester Community Health Needs Assessment.
The Ten Commandments of Health serve as a reminder of how the definition of health has changed over nearly 100 years since the first version was created. The 2019 version provides a greater emphasis on aspects of health that are not only physical, such as disease or illness, but behavioral health as well, such as the importance of getting exercise and eating healthy. One notable similarity is the recommendation for an annual vacation as a measure of wellbeing and mental health. The full stylized version can be found at: www.manchesternh.gov/health
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