The Monadnock Travel Council continues to closely monitor CDC, state, and local guidelines to keep our travelers and residents healthy and safe. Many restrictions have been lifted and more and more people continue to be vaccinated. The state-wide mask mandate expired on April 16 and the City of Keene’s face covering ordinance ended on June 1st. However, face masks should continue to be worn as recommended by the CDC and as required by private businesses and local cities and towns.
For information on the current cases in the Monadnock Region, visit the NH COVID-19 website.
New Hampshire COVID-19 Resources You May Find Helpful:
- Universal Best Practices
- Travel Guidance
- Out-of-State Visitors. Note that travel restrictions to New Hampshire have now been eased and no quarantine is required for domestic travelers visiting the state.
Know Before You Go
- The state-wide mask mandate expired and the City of Keene’s face covering ordinance ended. Even if mask mandates are no longer in effect, private businesses and local cities and towns may require masks and many businesses recommend wearing them.
- Some businesses are still operating with restricted hours or capacity, so it is a good idea to call ahead of time and make a reservation if needed. Note that not all programs and attractions may be available at this time, so it’s good to be informed before making a trip.
- Respect individuals and businesses by following safety protocols, such as social distancing, washing hands, and other guidelines established by the CDC.
- Postpone your plans if any of the following apply to you and we will be happy to see you at a later time.
– If you have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19;
– If you are experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat;
– If you have had a fever in the last 48 hours;
– If you have had changes in your sense of taste or smell.
- Any NH State Park that normally charges an entrance fee will be open via reservation only this year. It’s best to call ahead before venturing out.
Socially Distancing in the Monadnock Region
Whether you live in the Monadnock Region and are looking for guidance on what to do or you are a visitor looking to travel to the Monadnock Region, our goal is to provide information to help you plan. We strive to keep the Monadnock Region safe for our residents and visitors and ask everyone to follow the guidelines and take necessary safety precautions.
While businesses and activities may look slightly different due to COVID-19 you will find a wide variety of things to do that allow for social distancing.
For instance, you can take a drive and travel back in time through the area’s historic covered bridges. History lovers can take a look at some of the region’s revitalized mill buildings or historical markers. Or simply hit the trails and enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds you here.
You will find farmer’s markets, outdoor music venues, and numerous recreational and entertainment activities, many of which are outdoors. Restrictions on many indoor activities have eased up as precautions have been followed and people are fully vaccinated.
To enjoy the culinary flair for which this region is known, most restaurants offer outdoor dining and take-out service as well as safe indoor dining, following CDC and State guidelines. Some restaurants have limited seating or limited hours so it might be a good idea to call in advance.
No matter what flavor of fun and relaxation you choose, the safety of residents and visitors is our highest priority. We encourage all travelers to read the latest tips and guidelines (above) before planning your next adventure in Southwest New Hampshire.