The Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

Feb 25, 2020 | Health Highlights, News

What is the coronavirus disease?

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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a virus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

How does COVID-19 spread?

It is not clear yet how easily coronavirus spreads from person-to-person. Human coronaviruses most commonly spread from an infected person to others through:

  • The air by coughing or sneezing
  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
  • Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes

How can I protect myself and others?

There are steps you can take to reduce your risk of getting sick from viral respiratory infections, and help prevent transmitting infections to others, including:

  • Washing your hands often
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoiding close contact with those who are sick
  • Covering your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough
  • Cleaning and disinfecting objects and surfaces
  • Staying home in you are sick

To learn more about COVID-19 visit:

NH State Summary

CDC Situation Summary

CDC Frequently Asked Questions

Mid-State Health Center has announced that its newest primary care office in Lincoln, New Hampshire is now open. The clinic, located at 6 South Mountain Drive will provide top-notch, convenient, and affordable primary care options to the local area.

“We are overjoyed to open our new primary care site in Lincoln and expand our services in the area. This new clinic affords us the opportunity to provide Mid-State’s high-quality primary care services in an area that has, in the past, had limited healthcare services,” said Robert MacLeod, Chief Executive Officer at Mid-State Health Center.

Mid-State Lincoln is accepting patients of all ages and will offer primary care services such as physical examinations, immunizations, and diagnoses and treatment of illness and injuries. The clinic also offers care coordination with other healthcare providers, prescribing medication, and management of chronic conditions, providing a healthcare home model for its patients.

The new clinic is open Monday through Friday, and business hours can be found online at midstatehealth.org. To make an appointment, please call 603-536-4000.

In addition, Mid-State will be hosting a community open house on Thursday, March 2nd from 4 PM to 6 PM where residents and businesses from the local community can tour the new office, meet members of the Mid-State team, learn how to become a new patient, and hear more about the services Mid-State Health Center offers.  A ribbon cutting will take place at 4:15 PM, however, community members are invited to stop by at any point during the event. Light refreshments will be served.

For questions about the open house, Samantha Hooper, Director of Marketing and Communication can be contacted via email at shooper@midstatehealth.org.