Travel Update: COVID-19, Grafton County

Travel Update: COVID-19, Grafton County

Two events in our local community this past week in regard to COVID cases have caught our attention and we’d like to clarify and provide some information. 

First, we are aware of cases at neighboring schools in Hanover and Lebanon.  We are hopeful that cases will not result in outbreaks, but will remain isolated events.  We are reviewing news about the cases to determine if we need to act to prevent exposure here at TA, but we are currently feeling good about the situation: we have not heard of instances of cross contamination and have had no positive tests in our student or employee bodies.  

Second, this week New Hampshire’s Grafton County was determined to be a “yellow zone” by the State Department of Health, which means there are travel restrictions and quarantine guidelines for some neighboring towns.  Essential travel is still allowable, and that means our students and employees from Grafton County are able to travel to campus. 

What we all should know is that non-essential travel to Grafton County (which includes Orford, Lyme, Hanover, Lebanon) is now restricted and quarantine guidelines are in place.  Residents of that county should follow the same guidelines for travel, which you can read here.

ESSENTIAL travel includes:

  • Work
  • School
  • Healthcare (doctor visits, getting medication, etc)
  • Grocery shopping
  • Visiting a non-custodial parent

NON-ESSENTIAL travel is restricted and includes:

  • Restaurants
  • Entertainment
  • Sporting events (school or otherwise)
  • Shopping for non-essential items
  • Visiting with family or friends