STRAFFORD COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS

WILLIAM A. GRIMES

Justice & Administration Building,

259 County Farm Road, Suite 204, Dover, New Hampshire 03820

PRESS RELEASE

April 3, 2020

Over the last several days, Governor Chris Sununu and State Epidemiologist, Dr. Benjamin Chan, Department of Health and Human Services, have advised the media/press of clusters of COVID-19 showing up in group living facilities. The Governor and Dr. Chan refused to name the facilities, indicating that it is the individual facility’s obligation to do so.

In Strafford County, we have taken great measures to protect our nursing home residents, detainees/inmates at the House of Corrections, and our employees. These measures include following all Federal and State recommended infection precautions and consist of employee screening prior to entering the work place, the use of masks and other preventative gear (PPE) beyond the basic recommendations, and good hand sanitizing. To date, we have had no cases of COVID-19 for Riverside Rest Home residents or House of Corrections detainees/inmates.

In order to offer full disclosure to the public, and to alleviate the concerns for the unknown from families and staff, we are pledging to immediately release numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 of our residents and/or detainees/inmates. The information will not include specific names, but will include general methods of treatment and the status of the resident and/or detainee/inmate.

Please remember to keep all employees who are working hard to keep you and those they serve safe during these challenging times in your thoughts and prayers.

We are in this together and we will get through this together.

                                                       Strafford County Commissioners

                                                          George Maglaras, Chairman

                                                          Robert J. Watson

                                                          Deanna S. Rollo, Clerk

 

IMPORTANT!

NOTICE OF BUILDING CLOSURE

EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020

Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Strafford County Courthouse will be closed to the public, with the following exceptions:

  • Individuals who need to do business with Circuit and Superior Court clerk’s offices;

  • Individuals involved in court hearings permitted by the New Hampshire Supreme Court Order dated March 16, 2020; and

  • Individuals with pre-approved business with County or State personnel.

For those entering the Courthouse, a brief survey will be conducted to ensure the health and safety of yourself and personnel.

All essential State and County personnel will be allowed into the building to conduct business. Please be supportive and patient as we work together to fight this pandemic and keep our personnel safe. We thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.

Based on the potential devastating effects of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), we are taking all steps suggested by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to deter the disease’s progress. Strafford County’s Team has been working diligently and the closure of the Courthouse was determined the best course of action to continue to protect staff from the likely spread of the Corona virus (Covid-19).

                                                                        Raymond F. Bower

                                                                        Raymond F. Bower

                                                                        County Administrator

 

 

CWorkP

Strafford County

Community

Work Program


266 County Farm Rd

Dover, NH 03820

 (603)-516-5184

 

Our office is adjacent to the Strafford County House of Corrections/Jail

The purpose of the Strafford County Community Work Program is to provide assistance to non-profit, tax supported and government agencies within Strafford County.
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Work Programs 34 The program consists of participants who are ordered by the court to serve sanctions or work off the amount of their court fines.
The Community Work Program also consists of low risk inmates, and clients who are performing community service hours for various programs such as Community Corrections, Drug Treatment Court, and Academy programs.  Work Programs 36
Work Programs 40 The program operates seven days a week, except major holidays. Each work crew has a program supervisor who oversees the safety and supervision of the workers and project at hand.

 

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We will efficiently, safely and effectively manage program participants through teamwork and positive attitudes. We will strive to utilize each team member's unique talents, improve our individual skills, and progressively expand and improve the program.

 

Directions:

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From the North:

Take the Spaulding Turnpike Route 16 South

Take Exit 9, Route 108

Go to the left lane at the bottom ramp to the stop light

Take the left onto Indian Brook Drive

Take a right onto Sixth Street

Take a left onto County Farm Road

At the stop sign at the end of the road take a left

Then take another immediate left

Go past Cocheco Valley Humane Society—follow the road behind the Jail Facility. 

The main office is located on the right hand side, just after the Jail fencing yard

From the South:

Take Spaulding Turnpike Route 16 North

Take Exit 9 Route 108

Go to the left on the ramp to the street light

Take a left onto Indian Brook Drive

Take a right onto Sixth Street

Take a left onto County Farm Road

At the stop sign at the end of the road take a left

Then take another immediate left

Go past Cocheco Valley Humane Society—follow the road behind the Jail Facility. 

The main office is located on the right hand side, just after the Jail fencing yard