ROCHESTER — City Manager Blaine Cox and Mayor Caroline McCarley wish to provide the community with regular updates about the town’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency.
There remains no shortage of food or groceries in the region. Many of Rochester’s restaurants remain open for takeout, drive-thru, and delivery services.
The following is a list of known food service establishments operating in Rochester at this time:**
|Aroma Joes – Columbus|
|Aroma Joes – Farmington Rd|
|Aroma Joes – Highland|
|Aroma Joes – Milton|
|Buffalo Wild Wings|
|Dunkins – Famrmington Rd.|
|Dunkins – Gonic Rd.|
|Dunkins – Highland|
|Dunkins – Milton|
|Dunkins – North Main|
|Dunkins – South Main|
|Dunkins – Walmart|
|Highland China House|
|Little Miss Sophies|
|McDonalds – North|
|McDonalds – Wakefield|
|New England Pizza|
|Rochester Fellowship Soup Kitchen|
|Rochester House of Pizza|
|Rt. 11 Gas|
|Stop and Go|
|Subway – Mall|
|Subway – North|
**HOURS MAY VARY, SOME LOCATIONS MAY DECIDE TO CLOSE. THIS LIST IS AS OF THE CITY’S LAST CONTACT WITH MANAGEMENT AT EACH LOCATION.
The Rochester Emergency Operations Center, located at the City Hall Annex, will remain open this week under the command of Emergency Management Director/Fire Chief Mark Klose. The EOC will allow staff from multiple city agencies as well as state agencies, utilities and federal agencies to work together with the City of Rochester. The Rochester Public Schools and local healthcare facilities are also in contact with the EOC.
The city and its public health, human services and public safety officials are well-prepared to respond to the coronavirus situation, and officials prepare and train for public health emergencies regularly.
The situation is fluid and new information is being posted regularly by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New Hampshire Health & Human Services Department (NH-DHHS). The CDC offers the following guidance for how COVID-19 spreads:
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Can someone spread the virus without being sick?
- People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest).
- Some spread might be possible before people show symptoms; there have been reports of this occurring with this new coronavirus, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
Spread from contact with contaminated surfaces or objects:
It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. As a precaution, it is recommended that residents clean things that are frequently touched (like doorknobs and countertops) with household cleaning spray or wipes.
Additional updates will be provided as information becomes available.