GSA COVID-19

With all the concerns about COVID-19 and with us being in our event season, we wanted to share ours, the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport’s and the NH Division of Travel and Tourism’s statements. We ask that you get your updates and information from the CDC, DHHS and DPHS.

STATEMENT FROM GRANITE STATE AMBASSADORS

The State of New Hampshire (NH) has been closely monitoring developments with COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus). On Friday, March 13, Governor Sununu declared a State of Emergency to ensure that the needed resources will be available if necessary. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local health departments, including the NH Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health Services (DPHS), are monitoring and continuously updating information.

We ask that you use your common sense and stay within your comfort level, keeping your health and safety in mind. All volunteer shifts, trainings and activities have been cancelled at least through the end of March. Please take yourself off the calendar so we know you received the message.

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects regularly.
  • Avoid shaking hands and maintain personal space.
  • Let common sense prevail and be proactive.

Per the CDC and NH DHHS DPHS communications, guidance provided follows the same precautions and recommendations for avoiding the flu and colds. If you believe that you may have been exposed to Coronavirus, consult with your doctor or health care provider as soon as possible.

STATEMENT FROM MANCHESTER-BOSTON REGIONAL AIRPORT

The Airport continues to work closely with the City of Manchester Health Department and New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services to monitor information and updates relative to the novel coronavirus. We are also in close communications with our airline partners and terminal tenants to ensure proper procedures are in place. We have directed our janitorial services contractor to perform additional cleaning of all public spaces with products designed to minimize the potential for germs/viruses to spread. At this time, there is no immediate threat to travelers flying to and from MHT. As always, we encourage everyone traveling to regularly and thoroughly wash their hands and to take advantage of hand sanitizers that are located throughout the terminal building.

Learn how @Delta is supporting healthy flying

https://news.delta.com/6-ways-delta-supporting-healthy-flying

Learn about Southwest Airlines cleaning methods to keep you safe. https://bit.ly/39BNEqh

STATEMENT FROM THE DIVISION OF TRAVEL AND TOURISM

The coronavirus continues to evolve throughout the US and the world, and with that comes increasing challenges for us all. According to the United States Travel Association (USTA) there are no current domestic travel warnings for US residents.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is encouraging the same personal best practices that are standard for a typical flu season, including frequent washing of hands, avoiding travel when you are sick, and staying up to date on vaccinations. We continue to welcome visitors to New Hampshire and are closely monitoring the situation per the recommendations of the CDC, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, the USTA, the World Health Organization and the U.S. Department of State. We would encourage you to keep these resources handy as they will have the most up-to-date information and guidance  regarding COVID-19.  Please feel free to reach out to travel@livefree.nh.gov if we can be of assistance as we navigate this situation together.