The Importance of Wearing Masks

As COVID-19 continues to impact our lives, the reality of what will bring this pandemic to an end lies in the hopes of a vaccine. Many experts predict a vaccine will be developed by the end of 2020, but until this occurs, our best defense to avoid another surge in cases is social distancing of at least 6 feet and wearing a mask. New London Hospital urges members of our community to Mask Up, as wearing a mask protects and respects others.

Below please find some information which can be found on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention webpage:

  • Why Wear a Mask

    For more information about wearing a mask and other important measures to avoid the spread of COVID-19, visit CDC.gov.

  • When to Wear a Mask

    For more information about when to wear a mask and other important measures to avoid the spread of COVID-19, visit CDC.gov.

  • How to Wear a Mask

    For more information about the proper ways to wear masks and other important measures to avoid the spread of COVID-19, visit CDC.gov.

  • Where to get a Mask

    Local Retailers:

    Colonial Pharmacy
    82 Newport Road
    New London NH
    (603) 526-2233

    Sugar River Pharmacy
    46 John Stark Hwy
    Newport, NH
    (603) 863-4111

    Artisan’s New London
    11 Pleasant St
    New London, NH
    (603) 526-4227

    New Hampshire Liquor Stores
    80 locations statewide
    1-800-345-6452

    Free Masks:

    Mask Up, New Hampshire! is a collaboration between the Common Man Family and the Rotary Clubs of New Hampshire to bring FREE masks to local communities statewide. For more information and to view the calendar of distribution sites visit their website.

    Mask Making Instructions:

    Please see the CDC’s guidelines to making cloth masks here, including sew and no-sew methods.