Rob Fay

As the race to get vaccinated heats up, a concerning uptick in cases in town coupled with NH’s slow vaccination rate (Last out of all New England States)

shows a troubling trend. According the the states dashboard https://www.nh.gov/covid19/dashboard/map.htm#dash Litchfield’s 36 new cases is cause for alarm.

Between Staff and students GMS has 20 quarantines, LMS has 10 and CHS has 30.

All district covid stats can be seen here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1M_7t6rav0mSUD7p5mdRyKlFYH4zo3hpAXdf3p_5rnOI/edit

“The good news is that our teachers and staff are now able to receive the vaccine, and we are holding a clinic on Saturday for them!” stated School Board Chair Christina Harrison.

If the covid numbers continue to go in the wrong direction, especially in the schools, we may be looking at some school events and sports in danger of being cancelled or postponed.

The other good news is that starting next week NH residents 16 years or older can sign up to be vaccinated.

“We’ve got the capacity and the staff to get this job done right up until Memorial Day,” Perry Plummer, the state coordinator of the vaccine rollout told the Union Leader.

Pfizer is the only vaccine approved by U.S. health experts for those 16 to 18 years old.

No vaccine has yet been approved for those under 16.

More info in the Union Leader here: https://www.unionleader.com/news/health/coronavirus/all-16-or-older-can-sign-up-to-get-vaccine-next-week/article_c9b2c7c8-9da5-51de-8652-478e7e2d007f.html?block_id=868819