The library building will be closed to the public until further notice but our book drops are open as we gradually begin our phased re-opening plan. Thanks for your continued patience.

COVID-19 in NH Resources

Tala libraries supporthe following list collects all known resources regarding changes to NH infrastructure, business, and associated services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here to track the spread of COVID-19 throughout the state. The Town Statement and latest information regarding COVID-19 can be found on the Town of Merrimack's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information page. The latest factual and impartial news regarding global impact of COVID-19 is provided by the Associated Press here.

 

Infrastructural Resources


Governor Sununu's Emergency Orders

PDF copies of all emergency orders mandated by Governor Sununu under the Executive Order 2020-04 declaring a state of emergency due to the novel coronavirus. Of particular interest is the stay-at-home order in effect until May 4th, accompanied by the state's complete list of essential businesses and organizations.

NH COVID-19 Press Releases

All press releases from the NH Department of Health and Human Services.

NHLA Community Guidance for COVID-19

General information for the NH community about the many changes to public programs and systems during the state of emergency. Topics will be updated periodically and include social security benefits, unemployment benefits, utilities, food stamps, cash assistance and Medicaid, domestic violence, housing, senior and consumer law, and youth law/education.

Income Tax Relief and Extension

Information from the Internal Revenue Service on changes to the 2020 tax season. The deadlines to file and pay federal income taxes have been extended to July 15, 2020.


Educational Resources


Our Children's Resources

Comprehensive list of the remote learning tools, educational activities, and virtual story times.

Merrimack School District Remote Learning Resources

Collection of resources to support remote learning efforts, including digital learning tools, software tutorials, and more! Compiled and maintained by the Merrimack School District.

Our Education Internet Links

Listing of reliable information sources, test prep review tools, free online courses, and materials from state and federal organizations.


Employment Resources


NH Employment Security & Unemployment Benefits

Portal for filing for, understanding, and managing your NH unemployment benefits and claims information. Employees who lose their jobs or work hours because of COVID-19 are eligible for immediate unemployment benefits under Governor Sununu's Emergency Order #5.

CDC Resources for Businesses & Employers

Materials for planning, preparing for, and addressing COVID-19 in the workplace.

NH Business & Industry Association

COVID-19 information and state and federal resources for NH employers by the statewide Chamber of Commerce. Includes labor and unemployment documents, health and safety information, and business loans/grant resources.

UNH Career Resources

An extensive array of resume/cover letter, interviewing, and networking resources.

Book-a-Librarian

Our Librarians are always available to help guide you through the job hunting and application process. Our Library Director also sits on the Board of Directors for the Greater-Merrimack Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce and is available to offer assistance to local business owners.


Medical Resources


Virtual Urgent Care

ConvenientMD will be offering face-to-face virtual urgent care services from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week, to New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts residents.

LitCovid

The US National Library of Medicine's curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus.


Travel Resources


US Department of State Travel Advisory

A Globel Level 4 Health Advisory is currently in effect. The US Department of State is asking all US citizens to avoid international travel until further notice. US residents who are currently abroad should arrange immediate return to the US.

CDC Travelers' Health Notice

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends travelers avoid all nonessential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic due to the limited access to adequate medical care in effected areas. Those who must travel during this time should refer to CDC's COVID-19 travel page before planning accomodations.

 

Local Businesses


Many have asked how they can continue to support our local businesses during this time. The Greater Merrimack-Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce has compiled an updated list of local businesses in our region that are open and providing limited services. If you're a local business in the Greater Merrimack-Souhegan Valley area and are not listed, please email the Chamber with your business name, website, and a brief description of what you'd like shared. Members and non-members, please send info to: Liz.Calabria@gmsvcc.org

We are thankful for so many of these businesses for the many ways they have contributed to the Library's Summer Reading Program, Turkey Shoot Raffle Fundraiser, and so many other Library events over the years. We look forward to when we can again meet in your spaces when you open for full services.