ON 2ND YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF COVID SHUT DOWN,
MASKS BECOME OPTIONAL
Almost to the day of the 2 year anniversary of the COVID shut down which was March 16, 2020, we are following the CDC guidelines in removing our mask and social distancing mandates for our building. The data I have been tracking is the hospitalizations in the state, which as of this writing have come down below 50 in a steady trend, even following the winter vacation tourist travel. While Omicron COVID is still among us, the serious illness outbreaks have been reduced to a level that allows us to relax our regulations. That said, it is critical to remember that risk is an individual assessment and everyone has the option of wearing a mask. We respect those choices and expect everyone to follow along.
The caveat is that the Federal masking on public transportation stands so our riders of the bus will remain masked until mid April, and then hopefully, with greater ventilation and lower case numbers, even that can change. We deeply appreciate how hard this has been for so many people but now rejoice in being able to fully welcome everyone back to classes, programs, activities and events and of course, our congregate dining room
Vaccination and Booster Doses: The Memorial Hospital COVID-19 vaccination clinic is open to residents of any state age 5 and older. Appointments are preferred for initial COVID-19 vaccines or boosters but are not required. Request an appointment by calling 603-356-0673, or visiting vaccine.mainehealth.org.
- Clinic Hours: Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 8 am to 4 pm (walk in or request an appointment in advance). Clinic hours may vary depending upon demand.
- Clinic Location: 2779 White Mountain Highway, North Conway (next to Citizens Bank)
Booster Doses: Memorial Hospital offers booster shots to eligible patients who received their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine at least six months after their initial doses. A booster for those who received the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is available two months after the initial dose. You may request a booster dose from a manufacturer different from your initial dose(s).
Make sure to bring your COVID-19 vaccination card to your booster appointment.