COVID-19: Claremont vaccination site moves to Newport next week

Valley News Staff Writer
Published: 4/3/2021 2:50:37 PM
Modified: 4/3/2021 2:50:36 PM

NEWPORT, N.H. — The Sullivan County COVID-19 vaccination site at River Valley Community College in Claremont is closing next week, according to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.

Beginning on Thursday, the new site will be the former Dollar Store in the Shaw’s Plaza at 62 John Stark Highway in Newport.

“We continue efforts to move vaccination sites indoors wherever possible, to increase our throughput, allow for easier social distancing and to avoid bad weather,” Jake Leon, a DHHS spokesman, said in an email.

Appointments scheduled for Claremont on April 8 or later will instead take place at the new site in Newport at the same date and time, Leon said.

“Residents will not need to do anything except arrive for their appointment at the Newport location with the required documentation,” he said.

Dartmouth has fresh cluster

HANOVER — Dartmouth College identified a new cluster of COVID-19 cases on Thursday, according to the college’s dashboard.

The new cluster includes at least three students. As of Friday, the college had 36 active cases of COVID-19, up five from the day before. There were a total of 110 people in quarantine or isolation housing.

Undergraduates returned to campus for spring term this week and were expected to quarantine for at least seven days upon arrival. Campus facilities are expected to reopen for undergraduates on a limited basis on Monday.

COVID-19 cases force some students to go remote

ORFORD — After school officials learned of two cases of COVID-19 in the Rivendell Interstate School District, the seventh and eighth grades at Rivendell Academy shifted to remote learning this week, according to the superintendent.

Except for those in quarantine due to contact with a positive case, students in grades preK-6 continued in-person learning, while those in grades 9-12 were slated to learn in person on Thursday and remotely on Friday as previously planned, Superintendent Barrett Williams said in a Wednesday evening message to families.

Similarly, two cases of COVID-19 in Windsor schools this week resulted in quarantining two pods of students, one in seventh and eighth grades and the other in fifth and sixth, David Baker, Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union superintendent, said Friday. Baker said transmission of the virus has occurred outside of school.

In other situations, no change to school operations was necessary; including cases this week in a student at Randolph Technical Career Center. The affected student was not in attendance at RTCC while contagious, said Felicia Allard, the center’s director, in an email.

Cases this week at Woodsville High School, on Monday, and Enfield Village School, on Tuesday, also didn’t require altering school operations, school officials said.

Sunapee Middle High School also reported a case on Monday, according to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Service’s dashboard of school cases.

Nora Doyle-Burr can be reached at or 603-727-3213.

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