Date:  March 17, 2020

RE:  Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

Residents are encouraged to obtain factual up to date information from official state and local suggested sources, not social media.

Executive Order 2020-04 Declaring a State of Emergency

COVID-19 Testing: The State of NH DHHS is reporting that there is NO capacity issue for testing individuals for COVID-19. However, currently testing is only available in coordination, by the authority of a Medical Doctor. Residents must coordinate with their primary care physician, or local hospital for testing, if testing is indicated.

Town Modifications:

All non-essential activity at the Town Hall has been postponed.                

At this time residents can utilize and are encouraged to use outdoor parks and the town forest for fresh air and recreational activities.

The Colby Memorial Public Library Building will be closed to the public until further notice.

During the currently scheduled three-week closure of TRSD, all residents are encouraged to stop sleepovers, play dates, family trips to the mall and gatherings to promote social distancing, and #FlattenTheCurve.

Above timeframes may be extended or reduced, upon guidance from state officials.

If essential town business requires in-person assistance by a town official, you will be asked to make an appointment, and stay in the hallway and/or large meeting room, behind the Dutch doors during the appointment.

Visitors to the Safety Complex will remain in the vestibule and conduct any business through the glass partition.

Town offices will conduct business by appointment only:

Tax Collector -- [email protected] or call 603-382-8253 x1

Town Clerk -- [email protected] or call 1-603-382-8253 x2

The Town Clerk's office requires residents to do their registration renewals, dog licensing, and vital records requests online by check ro credit card or mail. Only essential items which cannot be done online will be done by appointment only

Town Administrator -- [email protected] or call 603-382-8253 x3

Assessing, Building, Planning, Zoning -- [email protected] or call 603-382-8253 x4

We encourage residents to practice social distancing, frequent handwashing and limiting gatherings.  We realize some things cannot be done online and an office visit is the only means of completing your transactions.  Please be vigilant in staying home if you are showing symptoms of sickness such as cough, fever, or flu like symptoms.

Residents with questions are encouraged to contact the State of New Hampshire informational line by dialing 211 or visiting

People who develop symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath should seek health care advice by phone from either the NH Division of Public Health and Human Services at 603-271-4496 or call your primary care physicians office for guidance  

NHDPHHS website:

U.S. CDC website: