COVID-19 Updates

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As of Monday, October 10, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) and Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics are no longer screening for COVID-19 at our entrances. This change is based on updated CDC guidance for healthcare facilities.

To continue to keep everyone safe, screening questions for COVID-19 symptoms will now be asked at registration. We will also ask everyone to:

  • Continue to wear medical masks at all times at DHMC and in the Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics. Medical masks will be available at all entrance locations and throughout the building.
  • Clean your hands with sanitizer when entering the building. Hand sanitizer stations will be available at all entrances and throughout the building.
  • Maintain a physical distance of 3 feet from others.


The CDC recommends that masks continue be worn in all healthcare facilities when community transmission remains high, as it does in over 50% of U.S. counties, including 74% of New Hampshire and Vermont counties.

Infection prevention recommendations for healthcare facilities are based on the CDC COVID Data Tracker: County View map.

What is the difference between Community Transmission and COVID-19 Community Levels?

  • Community Transmission measures the presence and spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in the community.
  • COVID-19 Community Levels measure the impact of COVID-19 in the community in terms of hospitalizations and healthcare system strain.

Are you up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines?

  • You are up to date with your vaccines if you have received all of the recommended COVID-19 vaccines. This includes the new bivalent booster.

For more information, refer to the Stay Up to Date with Your Vaccines web page on the CDC website.

For information about vaccine clinics at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics, please visit our COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics page.

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