COVID-19 Resource Guide for Granite Staters and Small Businesses

Granite Staters and small businesses face unprecedented challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and Senator Maggie Hassan and her office are here to help in any way we can. On this portal, you can find links to a variety of resources for common COVID-19 challenges. If you need further assistance, please call Senator Hassan’s Manchester office at 603-622-2204 or click here to send a written request for assistance.

In addition, New Hampshire has established a hotline that Granite Staters can call for general questions about the COVID-19 pandemic by dialing 211 or 1-866-444-4211.

As we work to slow the spread of this deadly virus, all of us have a role to play. Please help do your part by remembering:

  1. To wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds and disinfect commonly touched surfaces such as cell phones and door knobs frequently.
  2. If you feel sick, please stay at home and call your doctor immediately. If it is an emergency, call 911.
  3. Everyone – regardless of whether you have symptoms – should heed Governor Sununu’s stay-home-order and remain home if at all possible. If you must go out, try to stay at least six feet away from other people. New Hampshire Public Radio has an overview of what New Hampshire’s stay-at-home-order means here.

Table of Contents:

Health

COVID-19 Summary Dashboard (New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Latest Information on COVID-19 in New Hampshire (NH Department of Health and Human Services)

Information for NH Residents Who Have Recently Lost Their Employer Sponsored Health Insurance (NH Insurance Department)

Health Insurance Providers Respond to Coronavirus (America’s Health Insurance Plans)

**NOTE: Be sure to contact your health plan directly in order to receive your specific coverage and benefits information.

Unemployment Benefits and Direct Cash Assistance for Granite Staters

Information on New Hampshire Unemployment Benefits (NH Employment Security)

Apply or File for Unemployment Benefits (NH Employment Security)

What You Need to Know About the Direct Cash Payments to Individuals (IRS)

Calculate How Much You Will Receive in Direct Cash Payments (Washington Post)

COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments for Social Security Beneficiaries (Social Security Administration)

Cash Assistance, Low-Interest Loans, and Other Resources for Small Businesses

NH COVID-19 Business Resources Hub (Department of Business and Economic Affairs)

NH Small Business Development Center Resources (NH SBDC)

Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources (US Small Business Administration)

  • Paycheck Protection Program (SBA)
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance (SBA)
  • SBA Debt Relief (SBA)

Senate Small Business Committee Guide to the CARES Act (US Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship)

Assistance for Small Businesses (US Department of the Treasury)

Paid Leave and Worker Rights

Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave During the COVID-19 Pandemic (US Department of Labor)

FAQ: COVID-19-Related Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave Provided by Small and Midsize Businesses (IRS)

Education and Student Loans

Parent and Teacher Resources (NH Department of Education)

COVID-19 and Forbearance Info for Students, Borrowers, and Parents (US Department of Education)

Homeowners and Renters

Mortgage and Housing Assistance During the Coronavirus National Emergency (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)

Travel

Global Level 4 Health Advisory – DO NOT TRAVEL (US Department of State)

International and Domestic Travel Guidance (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

COVID-19 Resources (US Department of State)

Veterans

What Veterans need to know (US Department of Veterans Affairs)

  • Current Operating Status for VA Medical Center Manchester (VA)
  • White River Junction VA Medical Center, Vermont (VA)

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Survivors

Victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault who need support should call the confidential 24/7 statewide New Hampshire hotline for domestic violence at 1-866-644-3574 and sexual assault at 1-800-277-5570.

Mental Health

New Hampshire COVID-19 Information & Resources (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Tax Assistance

Guide to Coronavirus Tax Relief (IRS)

Guidance on Deferring Tax Payments Due to COVID-19 (US Department of Treasury)

Avoiding and Reporting Scams

Tax Scams and Consumer Alerts (IRS)

COVID-19 Consumer Warning and Safety Tips (Federal Communications Commission)

Tips to Avoid COVID-19 Scams (Federal Trade Commission)

Report COVID-19 Fraud (US Department of Justice)

Volunteer or Donate Supplies

Online registration system for medical and non-medical volunteers (NH Responds)

Portal for companies to donate or help produce supplies (NH Division of Economic Development)

Child Care

Emergency Child Care Programs’ Mapping (Child Care Aware of New Hampshire)

Learn more about my work on behalf of Granite Staters during this crisis:

 

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