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Covid cases on the rise in Ossipee

Selectmen's office closed until further notice

January 06, 2021
OSSIPEE — Covid-19 cases are on the rise in Ossipee. As of Monday, Dec. 28, the town was on record with 18 active cases and a cumulative number of 81 cases. Tuesday, Jan. 5, the number of active cases listed on WMUR's Covid-19 town by town list came to 13 with the total cumulative figure jumping up to 104.

On Jan. 4, the Town posted the closure of selectmen's offices until further notice. The posting is the latest in Covid-19 related notices, beginning with a post on Nov. 18 that read, "Due to a spike in local COVID-19 cases, the Selectmen's Office, Bob Avery Gymnasium, and the Freight House Annex will be temporarily closed to the general public."

A message posted on Christmas Day announced, "Due to positive COVID tests -The Selectmen's Office and Freight House will be closed until further notice."

The transfer station was closed temporarily, reopened, closed again and resumed regular hours beginning Saturday, Jan. 2.

The Town Clerk/Tax Collector's Office is open by appointment only and citizens have been asked to please use the drop box in front of the Town Hall doors to leave any documents other than cash payments. Residents can keep abreast of closures and re-openings by calling the town offices at 539-2008.

While town employees apparently have had their share of positive test results, GWRSD Superintendent Kathy Cuddy Egbert sent out a letter to parents on Dec. 22 that a staff member from Ossipee and Effingham schools tested positive, with a staff member and two students identified as close contacts currently in quarantine, and on Dec. 23, she reported that two Ossipee Central School students had tested positive. One student and one staff member were identified as close contacts and required to quarantine.

GWRSD students are presently out for vacation and all will be engaged in full remote learning until a return to school on Jan. 21. Parents are asked to notify the school should their child test positive during that time.

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