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Dr. Brendan Minnihan - SAU 43 - Covid 19 Newport Update - 3-16-2020

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Release Date: 03/16/2020

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PJ Lovely is on discussing the town forest, the new map, adventures in the forest, how Day Camp is going to look this summer, the pods of 10, and lots more.

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Catherine Bardier from New London Hospital is on discussing their Mask-Up Project - When wearing a mask, make sure it covers nose and mouth, wash hands before and after handling mask, if wearing cloth mask - wash often.  If going to the hospital, they encourage mask usage, and have free masks at NLH.  Catherine gave some warning about mask usage:  Don't put a mask on a child under 2, someone who has trouble breathing, and don't let the mask provide a false sense of security.  Covid 19 is still here and need be careful.  People can still visit NewLondonHospital.org and...

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Joe Osgood is on talking about his lawn, drilling a well, fracking and more. We talked about the Covid 19 economy, riots, terrorist attacks, George Floyd, and more.

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Mark Pitkin, President & CEO of Sugar River Bank, discusses the bank lobbies being open, with new protocols in place, have their been changes inside the buildings, mobile and online banking, PPP Loans, and lots more.

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Claremont Police Chief Mark Chase is on discussing the horrible acts of former police officers in Minneapolis, riots, bad police officers, protests, taking to the streets, police are not above the law, the possible spread of Covid 19, police training, discussions locally, and much more.

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Kevin Onnela is on this week and my wife Christine (who had the day off from work) joined us. Christine's father Alex (a retired police officer who is 100% Puerto Rican)  zoom'ed in to join the conversation as we discussed the riots, policing, the acts that happened to George Floyd, racism, being a good human, President Trump yesterday addressing the country, Christine's upbringing, Covid 19, and lots more.

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The Car Nutz are on this week talking about the frost last night, how gardens are holding up, the world right now, riots, Covid 19, Wayne's truck project, plans for cruise nights, and lots more.

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It's been a few months since she has been on with me, but she is back over Zoom. Jenn Alford-Teaster came on to check in, talk Covid 19, herd immunization, public health crisis and more. Then we circle over to the George Floyd situation, riots in the street, looting, is it racist, and much much more.

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Leigh Stocker from Summercrest zoom'ed on to talk about more precautions they are taking during Covid 19, new restrictions Gov Sununu has implemented for long-term care facilities, how the expansion project is coming, people can still move into Summercrest during Covid 19, and more.

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Andrea Thrope from the Richards Free Library in Newport is on and curbside pickup starts tomorrow (Tuesday!) RFL has done a great job with online books, zoom meetings for book clubs, and more, but nothing beats getting a book in your actual hand. We talk about how the curbside pickup process will work, how you bring your books back, the annual Book Festival being canceled this year, who this year's Sarah Hale Award winner will be, and more.

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SAU #43 Superintendent Dr. Brendan Minnihan is in studio discussing the Covid 19 situation.  Coming directly from a staff meeting this morning, Dr. Minnihan spoke about the latest situation with the Newport School District.  Governor Sununu closed all public schools at a press conference Sunday until at least April 3rd.  We spoke about what this means for students & staff, how online & at home learning will take place, how the school breakfast & lunch program will service it's population, the Newport school board and select board working together for the betterment of the community, how the school shutdown will or will not alter graduation & April vacation, how special ed students and those with IEP's will be affected, Pre-K thru 3rd grade learning, distributing Chrome Books to at home learners, and lots more.  This pandemic is something we all as a society are dealing with and learning about, and the Newport School District's plans are fluid; willing to change when need arises.