June 4, 2020
Dear Concord and Lakes Region Area Legislators,
A new development has occurred with regard to the Alternate Care Site (ACS) for Covid-19 patients at NHTI-Concord’s Community College. The ACS was established with Concord Hospital, Lakes Regional General Healthcare and Franklin Regional Hospital to serve as an overflow site in the event the hospitals reached their capacity of COVID-19 patients. Thankfully, the site at NHTI did not need to be activated and we have been informed by the State authorities that the site can be demobilized. For NHTI, this means that the college will have full access to all of its facilities, including Langley Hall, the gymnasium, the wellness center and student center.
It has been a privilege to serve the community in this capacity. However, we are eager to revert the overflow hospital back into an NHTI educational setting in time for the Fall semester.
We gained important expertise through the process of establishing the ACS. We are confident that should the need arise, we can once again swiftly and effectively stand up a site to meet the needs of our communities. We have been grateful to work with a number of community partners in this important work, under the superb leadership of Lezli Clark, Nurse Educator at Concord Hospital and the Incident Commander of the ACS effort, and in concert with the NH National Guard and the NH Department of Health and Human Services.
Thank you for your support as we have engaged in this effort. Please accept our best wishes for your continued health and safety.
Executive Director of Government Affairs and Communications
Community College System of NH