COVID-19

A Message from the Executive Director

Since the outset of the COVID-19 outbreak, NHRS has remained focused on our mission statement, “To provide secure retirement benefits and superior service,” as well as on protecting the well-being and safety of our members and staff. As we transitioned to working remotely, the retirement system remained fully operational. Thanks to the collective efforts of government, businesses, and individuals – including NHRS members on the front lines – COVID-19 cases in New Hampshire have remained relatively low compared to other regions. However, the need to follow the data and remain vigilant has not gone away. To that end, the NHRS office in Concord will continue to be closed to visitors for the foreseeable future. (July 13, 2020)

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General Information

To help prevent the spread of the COVID-19, remember to:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash. Immediately wash your hands, following the above guidelines.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • If you are sick, you should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are unable to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes. If you are not sick, you do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection. 

Symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste or smell

– Source: CDC