Updated Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Community Information

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As of March 15th, the New Hampshire Emergency Rental Assistance Program (NHERAP) began accepting applications to assist eligible residents of New Hampshire who cannot pay their rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is administered by the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, in collaboration with the Governor’s Office of Emergency Relief and Recovery. Regional Community Action Partnerships are processing applications and payments for the program.

Program guidelines, frequently asked questions and the application are available at https://www.capnh.org/.

NH COVID-19 Vaccine Website has launched:  vaccines.nh.gov 

For Immediate Release:
March 16, 2021


Concord, NH – On Wednesday, March 17 at 8:00 AM, the State of New Hampshire will launch the Vaccine & Immunization Network Interface (VINI), the state’s new COVID-19 vaccine scheduling and appointment management website, as Phase 2A scheduling begins for state-managed fixed sites.

As New Hampshire’s vaccination effort remains ahead of schedule, appointments at state-managed fixed sites for Phase 2A will begin on Thursday, March 18. Previously, appointments at fixed-sites for Phase 2A were not expected to begin until Monday, March 22.

Since vaccination clinics with school districts and Regional Public Health Networks began on March 12, thousands of individuals eligible under Phase 2A have been vaccinated through closed clinics.

The new VINI platform is a state-managed site, which transitions New Hampshire away from reliance on the federally managed VAMS platform, allowing the state to make real-time adjustments and efficiencies to the VINI platform.

In the previous VAMS system, individuals were required to cancel their existing appointment prior to rescheduling to a new appointment time. The new VINI system ensures that individuals’ existing appointment time is cancelled only once a new appointment time has been confirmed.

Additionally, the move to VINI allows 2-1-1 call-takers to directly schedule, reschedule, or verify appointments for individuals experiencing difficulties, a functionality unavailable under the federal system.

The fastest way to schedule an appointment is through vaccines.nh.gov. An extremely high call volume to 2-1-1 is anticipated. Wait times may be long, but every call will be answered by a live person.

A step-by-step video overview of VINI can be viewed here.

All staff working in New Hampshire in the following settings are eligible for vaccination under Phase 2A:

  • K-12 schools
  • Licensed child care settings
  • License-exempt settings enrolled with the NH DHHS – Bureau of Child Development
  • Municipal or other recreation programs providing before and/or after school, vacation, or summer youth programming
  • Head Start and Early Head Start Programs
  • Licensed youth camps

Online registration in the old system will be unavailable from 6:00 PM on March 16 to 8:00 AM on March 17 as the transfer from VAMS to VINI takes place. Individuals can still call 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment.

Updated FAQ documents, tip sheets, and video resources will be made available at vaccines.nh.gov as VINI launches tomorrow at 8:00 AM.

The population size for Phase 2A is estimated to be 55,000 eligible individuals.

Registration for individuals between 50 and 64 years of age will begin on Monday, March 22 at 8:00 AM under Phase 2B, with appointments beginning on Thursday, March 25.


November 19, 2020 Governor Chris Sununu Issues Statewide Mask Mandate: https://mailchi.mp/a33f3cb120d7/governor-chris-sununu-issues-emergency-order-5944672?e=7d35fd70b0

Where to get COVID-19 Testing: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/documents/covid-testing-sites.pdf


Do you know someone who is in need of a meal care package? Volunteers have donated several care package bags of non-perishable food.  The packages are available for pick up or delivery.  Please call us 603-464-3248 to arrange

bottle water; can good; snacksCare package bags

Help for NH business owners:  https://businesshelp.nheconomy.com/hc/en-us


Stay At Home

Update: March 23, 2020 1:45pm

Deering volunteers have made non-perishible food bags for people affected by COVID-19.  The bags are available for pick-up or delivery.  Please call town administrative office 603-464-3248 between 8am - 4pm to arrange

Update: March 19, 2020 9:45am

The Town of Deering Selectmen and Emergency Management Team are monitoring the updates from Federal and State officials regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). In light of the recent recommendations and State of Emergency announced by the Governor, our town departments are adjusting accordingly. To protect the public and staff from exposure and ensure continuity of service we are implementing several proactive steps. 

The Board of Selectmen in cooperation with the Town Clerk/Tax Collector voted March 17th, effective March 18th, to protect public health during the COVID-19 Emergency, to limit access all town buildings to essential employees, officials and visitors by appointment.  With exception to public meetings posted pursuant to RSA 91-A, the meeting must be open to the public in the public space noticed.

We will continue to transact non-emergency business via phone, email, mail and internet services Monday – Thursday 8:00am to 4:00pm. We regret any inconvenience this may pose. It is in the best interest of the town residents and state to protect public health and maintain continuity of services. 

All Deering Fire Stations are closed to the public unless it is a medical emergency. If you have an emergency please call 911.

We encourage people to use the online Tax and Clerk payment systems. Most applications and forms for other transactions are available for download on our website. 

The Deering Police Department will be limiting face-to-face contact with the public. Non-emergency business transactions should be handled over the phone by calling (603) 464-3127 or (603) 464-3600.  VIN verifications and fingerprinting services will be suspended until further notice. 

Appointments for Emergency Welfare Services can be made by calling 603-464-3248 between 8:00am-4:00pm or by calling 603-464-3600 after hours.

For administrative services, package deliveries or general questions please call 603-464-3248 between 8:00am-4:00pm

Call the Town Clerk/Tax Collector between the hours of 8:00am-4:00pm 603-464-3224 for assistance   

Fire Wardens will not be issuing any face to face fire permits until further notice. If people need a permit, they may use the online permit process on the Division of Forest and Lands Website https://nhdflweb.sovsportsnet.net/

The Library will be closed for visitors. We encourage you to use the free book shelf in the Town Hall first floor lobby or the Little Free Library outside of Town Hall. We are suspending all requests to use the Town Hall Meeting spaces until further notice. 

For NH COVID-19 Hotline call 211 or visit the NH 211 WEBSITE

The NH Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to closely monitor the novel coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19).  Please use the following links to access current information and guidance.