COVID-19: Information for Our Community
In the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have created this page to keep the community up to date on the latest developments.
MCH, along with other hospitals across New Hampshire, are working in conjunction with state and federal officials to anticipate, plan, and minimize the impact of COVID-19. As always, our primary focus is the safety and well-being of our patients, employees, and the members of the community.
MCH is ready and prepared to care for the communities we serve during this COVID-19 pandemic. We activated our Incident Command protocols on February 26th and are meeting daily to determine how to best utilize our available resources. In addition, our infection prevention experts are in close contact with our state and regional partners, enabling them to share the latest information with patients, staff, and visitors.
These are certainly challenging times. Despite the adversity we’re facing, we’re inspired by the strength, compassion, and determination of our employees and the community.
As we pull together to fight this pandemic, please consider making a contribution to the MCH COVID-19 Fund. Your gift will be used to purchase personal protective equipment and supplies as well as support services for our employees who are working tirelessly to keep the community healthy.
Stay strong. And thank you for supporting Your Hospital.
According to the CDC, the following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:
If you are experiencing symptoms:
If you have a fever or symptoms of lower respiratory illness (e.g., cough, shortness of breath), please call your primary care clinician. Do NOT go to your Clinician’s office or to the Emergency Department. You will be triaged over the phone and will be given instruction for next steps regarding your care.
Online Symptom Checker
Emory University has created an online tool to help people check their risk for COVID-19. Please note that this tool is not medical advice or an official diagnosis, only guidance. Please call your primary care provider if you have COVID-19 symptoms.
It is recommended that testing be limited to patients who meet the criteria per the State’s algorithm (view graphic) however the decision to test will be determined by your clinician.
- March 25: COVID-19 An Update from Monadnock Community Hospital
- March 23: MCH reports first case of COVID-19
- March 22: MCH is welcoming fabric mask covers from our community as we prepare for COVID-19
- March 19: MCH request donations of Unused Masks, Face Shields, Isolation Gowns, Goggles, Gloves and Hand Sanitizer
- March 18: A message from Cynthia K. McGuire, FACHE, President and CEO
- March 16: Limited MCH entrances and visit policy
Statewide COVID-19 Hotline
NH residents with questions or concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak can call 2-1-1
Preventing the Spread of COVID-19
Links to Helpful Resources
- New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- COVID-19 Avoiding Scams
- One healthy birthing partner will be permitted for OB Delivery patients.
- One healthy visitor may visit patients on Comfort Measures Only.
- Other extenuating circumstances will be at the discretion of the nursing supervisor or administrator.