A message from Marylouise Alther, MDS Legislative Liaison
March 27, 2020

As many of you may know, the Legislature in Concord has closed for a few weeks, with the date of re-opening undetermined.

At this point, it is uncertain where bills stand in regards to the crossover. I believe that the House was able to send their bills to the Senate and vice versa. At this point, however, everything is at a standstill in the NH Congress.

Governor Sununu did announce, last night, an executive order which mandates people to stay at home and maintain a 6’ distance when you do go out. Only essential businesses, like hospitals, drug stores and grocery stores, for example, are allowed to be open.

As things change in NH Congress, I will keep you updated.

Most of us have never been in such a situation like this. We need to maintain hope, helpfulness and social distancing. All difficult to do right now. Hopefully, this hard time won’t last too long.

In the meantime, the MDS website has resources available to you. There also are ways to help our community by helping others in need. You can check with Neighbors in Need for giving and receiving help. Contact information: 603-357-6893 or 603-283-1686 (Keene) and Peterborough 603-924-7350. Keep in mind the social distancing.

Also, CSNI (Community Support Network, Inc.) has a website which gives more information on resources state-wide, as well as information on the Coronavirus. Tap on the More tab and in the drop down are the various sites for information.

I hope everyone stays safe and follows the protocols for keeping healthy.


Questions about COVID-19?  CALL 2-1-1 
Phone: 1-866-444-4211   TTY: 603-634-3388

State of NH COVID-19

Centers for Disease Control COVID-19

Face Masks per NH Public Health/DHHS

City of Keene CV Response Site

Cheshire Medical Center CV Site

Monadnock Hospital CV Site

Dartmouth-Hitchcock CV Site

How to Use Zoom Safely

Relias: CV Free Resources & Training for Healthcare Professionals, Families and Individuals

Other Resources

Family Support Resources

Disability Benefits Resources

Employment Resources

Transportation Resources

Housing Resources

NH Family Voices Maneuvering Through the Maze Resource Guide (updated January 2019)
Statewide guide to resources for people with physical, developmental, mental health and chronic health conditions and their families.

Keene Rotary Family Resource Guide (Cheshire County)

The River Center’s FACT Book Online
Local community resource guide for those living in the eastern Monadnock Region.