State Response & Updates

Stay at Home Order

The Governor has issued a stay at home order starting Friday March 27th at 11:59 pm, which forces all businesses deemed nonessential to close. The end date for this order is currently May 4th, but will be extended if needed. There is a list of essential businesses that can be found here.

New Hampshire Coronavirus Page

New Hampshire Health and Human Services has made a website that is devoted to tracking and updating the spread of Coronavirus. The website can be found through this link.

Special Notice Regarding Potential COVID-19 Exposure on Concord Coach Lines

DHHS has issued guidance regarding potential community exposure of the coronavirus after DHHS determined that a person with COVID-19 was on the following Concord Coach Lines buses:

  • 3/11/20: 3:15 AM bus from Concord, NH – Boston Express Londonderry – South Station – Boston Logan Airport
  • 3/13/20: 5:40 PM bus from Logan – South Station – Concord – Tilton – Plymouth – Lincoln – Littleton
  • 3/14/20: 5:00 AM bus from Concord – Boston Express Londonderry – Boston Express Salem – South Station – Logan
  • 3/16/20: 1:40 PM bus from Logan – South Station – Concord

Any individuals who rode on one of the Concord Coach Line buses above may have been potentially exposed to the novel coronavirus and should stay at home and monitor their health for fever or respiratory illness. Any person who was on those buses and has developed symptoms should stay away from other people, and immediately contact their healthcare provider. View the DHHS Guidance for Self-Quarantine…

New Hampshire Health and Human Services Recommendations

New Hampshire Health and Human Services
Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 cases in New Hampshire
  • Map of counties with confirmed COVID-19 cases
  • Information for residents (Guidance for first responders, health care facilities, information about Medicare, and more)

Governor Reduces the Size of Gatherings

Governor Sununu’s Emergency Order: In accordance with the CDC recommendations gatherings of 10 or more for social, spiritual, and recreational purposes are prohibited. Please see the emergency order for specific exceptions.

Unemployment Benefits
Governor Sununu’s Emergency Order: Individuals who are unable to work or who have reduced hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic will have immediate access to unemployment benefits. Anyone in the following situations will now be eligible for state unemployment:

  • If your employer temporarily closes due to COVID-19;
  • Individuals that need to self-quarantine or are directed to quarantine at the instruction of a health care provider, employer or government official;
  • Individuals that need to care for a family member that has COVID-19 or is under quarantine;
  • Individuals that need to care for a dependent because of school closures, child care facility closures or other similar types of care programs;
  • Self-employed individuals that are temporarily unable to operate their business because of any of the above listed situations will also be eligible.

Utilities will not be shut off
Governor Sununu’s Emergency Order: All providers of electric, gas, water, telephone, cable, VOIP, internet service, and deliverable fuel services will be prohibited from disconnecting or discontinuing service for non-payments for the duration of the State of Emergency.

Evictions and foreclosures prohibited
Governor Sununu’s Emergency Order: Landlords will not be allowed to start eviction proceedings for those unable to pay due to their financial situations. To do so would be against the law. All judicial and non-judicial foreclosure actions will also be prohibited during the state of emergency.

Governor Sununu’s Emergency Orders

To stay up to date with the Governor’s emergency orders please visit this link to see all of the current issued executive orders.