The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has identified the first batch of mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile virus (WNV) this season. The batch was found recently in the city of Manchester. DHHS is working in partnership with the City of Manchester Health Department on providing additional risk mitigation information to Manchester residents and surrounding towns.
Please read the the full press realease for more information and prevention guidelines. NH DHHS West Nile Virus Press Realease
The samples collected on August 12, 2020 are within acceptable bathing limits and the Public beach swimming area and facility may resume normal operations.
Please read the Official Press Release Here
The Manchester Health Department announced today that the public beach at Crystal Lake is closed to swimming due to elevated levels of E.coli bacteria. The elevated bacteria levels were identified in water samples taken on Monday, August 10, 2020. Water samples taken at other locations on Crystal Lake did not find elevated levels of E. coli bacteria.
The Health Department has re-sampled the area and results from those samples are expected on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. Once E. coli levels are found to be acceptable, the public beach will be re-opened for swimming. The Department will issue a press release when the results are available.
Weekly water sample results are available at:
Click here to view the Press Release
*Edit Wednesday August 12, 2020 resample results remain above acceptable levels; Beach closure to remain in effect. Re-sampling we be performed today results are expected Thursday August 13, 2020.
The Manchester Health Department has recently become aware of reports in other communities within the State regarding people falsely representing themselves as a food inspector. Please know that the Manchester Health Department inspectors always wear a city issued identification and present it when identifying ourselves to our establishments. We will never ask for, nor will we accept any payments outside of the office, nor do we charge a fee for inspections and services.
If you suspect an impostor, ask to see the individuals identification which has the city seal, their name, and position clearly displayed. When in doubt, contact the Manchester Police Department and the Manchester Health Department.
The Manchester Health Department is open for non-clinical services and by appointment only. Please call 624-6466 to schedule an appointment, M-F 8:00am-5:00pm. When you arrive please call 624-6466 to check –in. Clinical services will be available soon. Please check back frequently
The National Weather Service is forecasting an extended period of hot temperatures and high humidity beginning Thursday July 9 through at least Friday July 10. Please take the proper steps to stay safe during this heat wave.
Read Heat Prevention for more details.
The Manchester Community Schools Project (MCSP), an initiative of the City of Manchester Health Department, has developed a Family Fun Guide for summer 2020. Your Guide to summer fun in the Queen City.
Please read Summer_Family_Fun_Guide for all of the locations and programs available.
As the City of Manchester and the State of New Hampshire look forward to the re-opening of businesses across the state; The Governor’s economic reopening taskforce has released the Phase 2 modified Food Service reopening guidance. The updated guidance is effective on June 15th, 2020.
Click on Stay at Home 2.0 to view the entire pdf.
As the City of Manchester and the State of New Hampshire look forward to the re-opening of businesses across the state, this is a great time to obtain free food safety training for your food service operation and employees. ServSafe is offering free registration to their ServSafe Food Handler training courses offered online through May 31st, 2020.