COVID-19 Updates

Challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic reinforce our commitment to caring for every individual who seeks our care. At CMC the safety of our patients, staff and community remains our highest priority. 
Below you will find basic information about COVID-19. The menus at the left will guide you to CMC specific information, including telehealthvisitor and vaccine information.
What is coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Risk of infection with COVID-19 is higher for people who are close contacts of someone known to have COVID-19.

How is COVID-19 spread? 
It’s believed the virus spreads mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through the cough or sneeze of an infected person (as well as coming in contact with an infected person’s saliva through sharing utensils, cups, etc). It also may be possible, but not as common, to get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching your own face. 
How do I get care if I think have COVID-19 symptoms?

People with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms, ranging from mild to severe. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

Please seek medical advice if you develop these symptoms. Contact your primary care provider to discuss your symptoms. If you do not have a primary care provider or have questions or concerns, you can contact:
  • NH Division of Public Health Services at 603.271.4496
  • If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1

Do you know the difference between COVID-19 quarantine vs isolation?
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) self checker If you or someone you care for is sick, use Clara, the CDC's Coronavirus Self-Checker, to help you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care. Answer a few simple questions and the online tool will suggest actions you can take to keep yourself and others safe. This online self-checker is NOT intended for the diagnosis or treatment of disease.

How do I protect myself? 
The best way to prevent infection is to take everyday preventive actions, like washing your hands often, avoiding close contact with people and refraining from shaking hands.

The CDC recommends that the general public voluntarily wear face coverings when out in public, such as in grocery stores or the pharmacy. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated the guidelines for wearing masks outdoors—if you're fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you can attend small out gatherings and participate in some activites without a mask. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, get a vaccine as soon as you can:

Social Distancing
Social distancing, also called physical distancing, means keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home. 
  • Stay at least six feet from other people
  • Do not gather in groups
  • Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings
Do you need a

COVID-19 Test?

If you have symptoms or want to be tested, please check a link below for a location near you:
ClearChoiceMD–CMC Urgent Care—Goffstown
ClearChoiceMD–CMC Urgent Care—Hooksett
Free Testing SitesManchester

What you need to know about the

COVID-19 Vaccine

Information on the benefits, safety and when and how the FDA-approved vaccine will be administered.