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LIVE BLOG – CORONAVIRUS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE: N.H. sees 8 additional deaths from COVID-19 Updated: Friday, June 26, 5:31 pm New Hampshire announced eight new deaths related to COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total number of state deaths to 365. There are 34 new positive cases of COVID. Most of these are in the Hillsborough, Merrimack and Rockingham counties. The state states that three of these cases have not identified risk factors, but most new cases have had close contact with an infected person or are associated with an epidemic setting. Ongoing hospitalizations continued to drop – to 32 on Friday. Out of 5,671 total cases identified since March, 4,381, or 77 percent, recovered. – Daniela Allee Governor releases the fifth emergency order extension Updated: Friday, June 26, 5:11 pm Governor Chris Sununu on Friday released a fifth extension to the state emergency declaration. The state of emergency is extended for another 21 days. The first declaration was made on March 13, the same day as the federal declaration. To date, the governor has issued more than 55 emergency orders, as the state is reopening most sectors of the economy, according to state public health guidelines. – Dan Tuohy N.H. has a new fund for self-employed workers Updated: Thursday, June 25, 3:21 pm Governor Chris Sununu announced a new self-help rescue intervention Thursday. Called SELF, the Autonomous Livelihood Fund will be limited to $ 50,000 for skilled businessmen. Applications will be accepted from July 6 to July 17. The idea for the fund comes from the Main Street Relief Fund, a $ 400 million fund to help small businesses in New Hampshire, using the CARES Act funding. Dozens of self-employed workers have applied for the Main Street fund. , but were not entitled to such recovery aid. Sununu said the criteria will include: independent businesses must be located in New Hampshire, owners must be the only employees and must be a profit-making business, the business cannot be permanently closed – ad exclusion of temporary closure due to COVID-19; cannot be bankrupt, the firm must have received gross revenue in 2019 of less than $ 1 million. Sununu also announced Thursday $ 1.5 million in CARES Act funding to be awarded to Volunteer NH. And the state on Monday June 29 will report about 600 childcare and early childhood care programs and fund providers for $ 15 million. The money will go to family care, after-school programs, recreation and summer camps. Hotel Update: Sununu said New Hampshire hotels and campsites will be 100% authorized to operate on Monday, June 29. Guidelines for out-of-state visitors to self-test in quarantine for 14 days will remain in place. 10 more deaths: Health Commissioner Lori Shibinette announced 10 more deaths for COVID-19 on Thursday. Eight of the deceased residents came from long-term care facilities. Shibinette reported 40 new cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 5,638. An estimated 137,000 residents have been tested for coronavirus in the state. – The NASCAR event of the NHPR staff in Loudon will allow fans to update: Thursday 25 June, at 15:16 The NASCAR race originally scheduled for July at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway was postponed to August. Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 of the NASCAR Cup Series will be on Sunday 2 August. Governor Chris Sununu approved a plan that directs participants to follow social distance requirements and other protocols. The use of masks is a "strongly encouraged" quote. Cash will not be accepted in this event, only card and digital payments. Camping around the track, which usually starts a week before the race, will not be allowed. – Peter Biello N.H. Unemployment Rate: 14.5% Updated: Thursday, June 25, 11:12 am Another 5,200 people filed for unemployment benefits in New Hampshire last week, according to new data from the United States Department of Labor. This is significantly lower than in the early stages of the pandemic, when over 40,000 residents filed initial requests in one week. The state's unemployment rate is 14.5 percent. It is higher than in neighboring Vermont and Maine, where unemployment rates are 12.7% and 9.3% respectively. – Todd Bookman Sign up for our email newsletter for more news on coronavirus in New Hampshire. Merrimack H.S. staff member tested positive for COVID-19 update: Thursday June 25, 11:09 am A staff member who volunteered for Merrimack High School's open-air degree two weeks ago revealed positive for COVID-19. The district superintendent shared the news with the families on Wednesday evening. The district says the state health department contacted staff who arrived within 6 feet of the staff member, unmasked, for more than 10 minutes. The superintendent states that the infected staff member has not had unsafe contact with any graduate or family member of a graduate. The district did not respond to requests for more information about when the staff member was tested and how long the district learned about the positive test results. – Sarah Gibson Update: Thursday, June 25, 9:53 am, public health issues related to COVID-19's potential transmission led to the cancellation of the Deerfield Fair, which calls itself the oldest New England family fair. "Right now, we don't think it would be possible to offer our valued guests and supporters a safe and traditional fair experience," said the board of the fair in a statement. "The Deerfield fair without 4-H, FFA, rides and most of our suppliers and exhibitors would not be the annual family event that our community is looking forward to. We understand that this is disappointing news. and we share your sadness. "- NHPR NH staff announces 4 additional deaths, 27 new cases Updated: Wednesday June 24, 6:09 pm Public health officials announced four more deaths from coronavirus on Wednesday. The total number of deaths from COVID-19 is now 347. The four residents were all or 60 years of age or older; two lived in Hillsborough County and two in Rockingham County. With 27 new positive test results, the total case count in New Hampshire is 5,598. Nearly 80 percent, or 4,358 infected people, have recovered from the virus, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. No new hospitalizations have been announced. – NHPR COVID staff also has an impact on housing for those who are recovering. Updated: Tuesday, June 23, 6:01 pm Members of the COVID-19 equity task force ask Governor Chris Sununu to help fund housing for people in recovery. Task force members say that many people with mental health disorders or substance addictions have lost their jobs during the pandemic and are unable to afford rent in recovery homes, making it difficult for those residences to survive. Kim Bock is the executive director of the New Hampshire Coalition of Recovery Residences. "These houses are run by very caring people who would do anything to try to make this house work, whatever that house is. But finances are a reality and like any other small business in New Hampshire, if they fail to manage the finances, they will have to close. "So far, six recovery homes in the state have been closed: according to Bock, houses could require up to $ 1.5 million in funding for rental assistance and capacity building. – Shehzil Zahid New funds to support veterans, children and people with mental health problems and drugs Updated: Tuesday, June 23, 3:20 pm Governor Chris Sununu announced on Tuesday new allocations of funds to support programs for children, veterans and residents in need mental health services and substance abuse help. Money from Federal CARES Law: $ 5 million for youth-focused programs $ 6 million for mental health and substance use disorder $ 7 million for veteran care, including services for veterinarians with housing needs The governor also said that a $ 300 weekly salary for frontline workers from a long-term care stabilization fund would be extended until July 31. To date, the benefits have passed to 23,000 workers and $ 30 million in funds have been disbursed. NH Reports 4 Additional Deaths State epidemiologis Ben Chan said four other residents died of COVID-19. All four were residents of long-term care facilities. Now there have been 343 deaths attributed to coronavirus in New Hampshire. The state reported 15 new cases, for a total of 5,571 cases confirmed since the start of the pandemic. Chan says state data continue to show promising trends, including a decrease in the number of cases and hospitalizations. The state reported zero new hospitalizations on Tuesday. Regardless, he urged the Granite Staters to continue practicing social distancing and wearing face cloth when in public, in places where it is not possible to maintain an area 6 feet from the others. "Practice good cough and sneeze," he said. Chan says the state hasn't seen a spike in coronavirus cases resulting from recent racial justice protests in cities like Concord, Manchester, Nashua and Portsmouth. – NHPR staff hotline aims to help unemployed residents find temporary health insurance Updated: Monday June 22, 5:50 pm Three hospitals in New Hampshire have created a free hotline to help people unemployed because of COVID- 19 to find temporary health insurance. Sign up for our email newsletter for more news on coronavirus in New Hampshire Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Parkland Medical Center and Portsmouth Regional Hospital are all part of the HCA hospital network that offers this service. Hotline consultants can guide people through a number of different options, including how to sign up for state and federal health insurance exchanges or apply for Medicaid. – Daniela Allee Click or tap here to make a donation to support the NHPR report on the coronavirus pandemic Some daytime camps open in New Hampshire … and some are resisting Updated: Monday, June 23, 10:45 am Fields New Hampshire's are allowed to open today, but some won't bring the kids back late into the season. But how do cities call? Click here to get the story from Alex McOwen of NHPR. Sign up for our newsletter for more news on coronavirus in New Hampshire. Department of Ed guidelines for summer school update Update: Friday, June 19, 2:50 pm The New Hampshire Department of Education is providing assistance to local schools to open their buildings for summer programs in school. Recommendations include the use of face masks, staggered delivery and collection times for parents and, if possible, the shift of class activities outside. The document does not limit the number of students admitted to a school. School summer programs range from special education services to guided programs. – Jason Moon New Guide for Amusement Parks, Cinemas, Entertainment Venues and Music Updated: Thursday, June 18, 3:16 pm Governor Chris Sununu says the state will announce a new fund for self-employed workers next week. The fund began as a branch of the Main Street Relief Fund, a $ 400 million federal fund pool. Checks are mailed on Friday to approximately 5,500 small businesses in that relief fund. In the application process, Sununu said that thousands of self-employed workers who filed papers were rejected because they did not meet the qualifications for the Main Street fund. The state is also creating an appeal process for companies that believe their proposals have been wrongly disqualified. The state has released new guidelines for amusement parks, cinemas, places for shows and music, and adult nursery operations. The guidelines require those companies to limit capacity and encourage visitors to wear face masks. Sununu said that the guide aims to allow the opening of the premises with the space to ensure the physical removal of customers and parties. As of June 29, indoor cinemas, performing arts centers and music halls will be allowed to operate at half capacity. Amusement parks will be limited to 25 percent capacity. – NHPR staff 1 new death, 17 new cases reported June 18 update: Thursday June 18, 3:17 pm The state Thursday said another resident died of COVID-19. The individual was in a long-term care facility, said Lori Shibinette, commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. There have been 331 coronavirus deaths in the state. Shibinette announced 17 new cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 5,450. Of the total cases, 533 people, or 10 percent, requested hospitalization at some point. "As you can see, our data is certainly heading in the right direction," said Shibinette. He announced that two long-term care facilities that had outbreaks – Mountain Ridge in Franklin and Ridgewood Center in Bedford – were both removed from the state's list. The state reports that 109,000 residents have been tested for coronavirus. – Utility of NHPR staff in case of weekly unemployment benefit requests in N.H. Update: Thursday June 18, 2:03 pm New Hampshire saw a small increase in weekly unemployment claims in early June. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that there were approximately 6,300 filers for the first time in each of the first two weeks of June. This increased slightly from the 6,100 new requests for the week ending May 30th. The unemployment rate in New Hampshire stood at 14.5% last month. – Shehzil Zahid's long-term care centers make up the majority of new COVID cases Update: Wednesday 17 June, 18:39 New Hampshire reported 73 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, 75% of which from three care facilities at long-term dealing with an outbreak, according to public health officials. Sign up for our newsletter for more news on coronavirus in New Hampshire. New positive outcomes were identified after recurrent tests of residents and staff in those homes. The state did not immediately reveal which three structures represent 54 cases. Ten of the new cases required hospitalization and 10% of the overall confirmed cases of COVID-19 required hospital treatment at some point. (Learn more: explore coronavirus case data and N.H. tests.) Four other residents died on June 17 of the coronavirus. It was three women and a man from Hillsborough County. Everyone was 60 or older. The total death toll in the state is now 330. – N.H. NHPR staff Update: Wednesday June 17 at 4:06 pm Canobie Lake Park in Salem has announced that it will reopen on July 16. The amusement park says it will implement new policies, including ordering online, as part of a plan to safely reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic. There will also be health and safety protocols, such as social distances according to state and federal recommendations. Amusement parks could reopen on June 29, based on state emergency orders and the universal orientation project to limit potential exposure to the virus, including screening employees for possible symptoms and wearing masks. – Canceling the NHPR staff fish festival update in Hampton Beach: Wednesday June 17, 3:31 pm The Hampton Beach Seafood Festival 2020 has been canceled. The organizers claim that the event – which typically attracts 100,000 visitors in three days every September – would be impossible to take into account given the public health and safety protocols that should be put in place. Instead, the Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce will produce a summer seafood guide that will direct aspiring festival goers to local seafood restaurants. The room also plans to perform some activities during the festival dates in September, including a September 11 tribute, fireworks and a 5K road race. – Alex McOwen US-Canada border to remain closed to non-essential travel The United States, Canada and Mexico have decided to extend their agreements to keep shared borders closed to non-essential travel until July 21 due to the coronavirus pandemic . The latest deal extends the shutdown for another 30 days. The restrictions were first announced on March 18 and extended twice previously. The U.S. border patrol says it will no longer detain even illegal immigrants in detention facilities, but will immediately return undocumented people to the country they entered, Canada or Mexico. If this is not possible for a particular person, the government says they will return people to their home country. – Main Street Relief Fund staff and thread report to be released in the mail soon Update: Tuesday, June 16, 3:40 pm Governor Chris Sununu says the state will soon cut checks to 5,456 small businesses that have applied for help in the # 39; scope of the Main Street $ 400 million aid fund. The average grant is around $ 62,000. The total amount disbursed is $ 338 million. It is short of $ 400 million because the state has limited the total eligible grant to $ 350,000. The money, under the Federal CARES Act, was established as a pool for small businesses to cover some of their losses, including rent and utilities. "This wasn't supposed to make anyone rich, it wasn't even to cover all their losses," said Sununu. About 13,000 companies filed prequalification applications. Nearly 5,000 applications were disqualified because self-employed workers and an additional 2,300 were disqualified for not meeting the criteria, the governor said. Sununu says the state is examining what it could do more to help self-employed workers. – NHPR staff update: What is open (and what is not open) in New Hampshire 4 of 6 new deaths come from long-term care centers Updated: Tuesday, June 16, 3:19 pm Dr. Ben Chan, state epidemiologist of the New Hampshire said six other residents died of COVID-19. Four of them were associated with long-term care facilities. The state announced 27 new positive test results, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 5,364. Two of the new cases are hospitalized. Chan said state data indicates that good news continued in terms of fewer cases and hospitalizations. More than 100,000 have been tested for coronavirus and the state has an average of 1,700 tests per day, he said. New Guidelines for Visiting Nursing Homes Updated: Tuesday June 16, 3:09 pm Health Commissioner Lori Shibinette reported a new outbreak in a long-term care facility. He says 10 residents and three staff members of the Holy Cross Health Center in Manchester have tested positive for the virus. He announced that Greystone Farm in Salem has been removed from the state's list of epidemics. The state on Tuesday unveiled its new visit plan for long-term care homes. Each structure is required to develop an individual plan tailored to their needs and safety. The visits will be: "Contactless visits" outside a limited number of two people, and none under the age of 12 by appointment. Residents will continue to be screened regularly and visitors will be screened before visits. And the visits will only be at structures that are not experiencing an outbreak. Residents of long-term care facilities account for nearly 80% of coronavirus deaths in the granite state. – The unemployment rate of NHPR staff drops when the economy starts to reopen completely. Update: Tuesday June 16, 1:01 pm The state unemployment rate dropped in May with the reopening of more parts of the economy. The rate now stands at 14.5 percent, according to New Hampshire Employment Security. Unemployment peaked in April at 17.1%. Sign up for our email newsletter for the latest coronavirus news in New Hampshire. The restaurant service, retail and construction registered positive employment growth last month when businesses started to reopen. The numbers remain a strong reminder of the economic challenges in New Hampshire. While 24,320 people worked in the state in May, compared to April, over 105,000 residents were unemployed in May. This estimate is almost 86,000 more than in May 2019. – The order & # 39; Stay At Home & # 39; by Todd Bookman Expires in New Hampshire Updated: Monday, June 15 at 4:55 pm The New Hampshire "Stay At Home" order will expire at midnight, as will the meeting limit of over ten people. Related Story: What's Open (and What's Not Open) in New Hampshire? The domicile order was put in place by Governor Chris Sununu on March 28, in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Almost three months later, the community transmission of COVID-19 remains a risk in all 10 New Hampshire counties, although tests are now widely available and hospitals claim to be ready to handle any potential surge in cases. Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest news on COVID-19 and the reopening of New Hampshire. While almost all companies have been allowed to reopen, employment restrictions remain in place in many locations and masks and social distances are still recommended in public places. – Todd Bookman Donate now to NHPR to support local journalism you can rely on. Two more COVID-19 deaths in New Hampshire Update: Sunday June 14, 6:00 pm Two additional deaths reported on Sunday bring New Hampshire's total COVID-19 to 320 to 320. Both patients who died were women residing in Hillsborough County who they were over 60 years old. The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services has also announced 21 new positive test results. The total of state-confirmed cases is now 5,318 – NHPR personnel 3 additional deaths carry the N.H. total. as of 318 Update: Saturday, June 13, 4:24 pm Three more deaths reported on Saturday increase New Hampshire's total coronavirus deaths to 318. The three residents – two men and a woman – were 60 years old and older and came from Hillsborough County. N.H. Health and Human Services also announced 49 new positive test results. The total of cases confirmed by the state rises to 5,299, over 70% of which have recovered. Ten of the new cases required hospitalization. As of June 13th, the current number of hospitalization beds is 71. New Hampshire is approaching 100,000 people tested for COVID-19. To date, 96,421 have been tested and another 15,000 laboratory tests have been conducted with antibodies. On Monday June 15, Governor Chris Sununu revoked his residence order at home as the state reopened the remaining closed and limited parts of the economy under previous emergency orders. The state continues to recommend that granite stators wear masks and face masks when they are in public and maintain a physical distance of 6 feet. – NHPR staff 7 additional deaths, 46 new cases Updated: Friday June 12, 7:00 pm State health officials announced seven additional deaths on Friday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 315 in New Hampshire. All seven residents were women aged 60 and over; six are from Hillsborough County, one from Belknap County, according to New Hampshire Health and Human Services. The state reported 46 new positive tests. The total number of cases in the state rises to 5,251, with 3,843, or 73 percent, after recovering from the virus. Nearly 100,000 granite stators have now been tested for coronavirus. Explore Data: Monitoring COVID-19 in New Hampshire – NHPR Staff State Extends Calling Time for COVID Relief Fund Expiration Updated: Friday, June 12, 4:11 pm The state is extending call times Call for companies seeking to complete final applications for grants under a COVID-19 relief fund. The deadline for the Main Street Relief Fund is Friday at 11.59pm. The staff of the Department of Revenue Administration will be available until the end of the deadline. Staff from the Governor's Office for Emergency Rescue and Recovery is also extending the reach. Candidates who need assistance are encouraged to call the DRA at (603) 230-5000. – Sununu of NHPR staff: the "Stay At Home" order revokes the June 15 update: Thursday June 11, 3:27 pm The New Hampshire Stay At Home order will expire on June 15, it has Governor Chris Sununu announced. At that point, Sununu said, the state will switch to a "Safer At Home" consultation and people will be able to reunite in groups of 10 or more if they wish. Gyms, racecourses, charity play structures, libraries and funeral homes will be among the industries authorized to reopen, with changes, starting from June 15th. In addition, Sununu said the state aims to allow indoor cinemas, amusement parks, show venues and adult day care centers to reopen on June 29, with some restrictions. More details on the reopening rules are available on the state's Stay At Home 2.0 website. After these reopening measures take effect, Sununu said, the state will raise the distinctions between "essential" and "non-essential" activities when it comes to the reopening regulations for COVID-19. – NHPR NH staff launching new tenant relief fund While the governor has outlined plans to return to some sense of normalcy, he has nonetheless warned that people need to be vigilant about protective measures and New Hampshire is likely which will see a second wave of COVID-19 in months to come. Additional aid funding is coming to New Hampshire renters, homeless shelters, broadband infrastructure, chambers of commerce and private higher education institutions, Governor Chris Sununu announced at a press conference Thursday. Using money from the CARES Act, the state is launching a $ 35 million housing aid fund for renters that will support one-time grants for families who have lost income or otherwise incurred extra expenses due to COVID. -19, as well as an assistance program for the term rental. Sununu said he hopes this will offer an offer to tenants as the state raises the moratorium on the evictions that went into effect at the start of the COVID-19 crisis in New Hampshire. Oltre a questo finanziamento extra di sollievo, Sununu ha affermato che lo stato concederà agli inquilini 30 giorni – anziché i sette generalmente autorizzati – a lasciare una casa dopo uno sfratto. Oltre al finanziamento per gli aiuti abitativi, Sununu ha affermato che lo stato distribuirà anche $ 50 milioni in finanziamenti supplementari per estendere l'accesso alla banda larga, $ 15 milioni per sostenere i rifugi per senzatetto, $ 2 milioni per le camere di commercio locali e $ 10 milioni per college e università private. – Lo staff NHPR N.H. segnala 7 decessi aggiuntivi, 54 nuovi casi Aggiornamento: mercoledì 10 giugno, 18:37 Altri sette stater di granito sono morti a causa del coronavirus. Funzionari sanitari dello stato affermano che sei residenti erano della contea di Hillsborough, con un residente della contea di Rockingham. Tutti tranne uno avevano 60 anni o più. Lo stato ha riportato 54 nuovi casi, portando il totale dei casi confermati nel New Hampshire a 5.178. Quattro dei nuovi casi sono ricoverati in ospedale. Ad oggi, 500 persone nello stato hanno richiesto cure ospedaliere ad un certo punto da quando la pandemia di coronavirus ha raggiunto il New Hampshire all'inizio di marzo. Questo è il 10 percento dei casi totali. – Lo staff NHPR Amtrak riaprirà alcune corse di treni Aggiornamento: mercoledì 10 giugno, 13:09 A partire da lunedì 15 giugno, l'Amtrak Downeaster riprenderà il servizio limitato. Il treno pendolare opererà solo una linea in direzione sud al mattino e un treno in direzione nord in partenza da Boston alle 17:00. Prima della pandemia, il Downeaster gestiva cinque treni giornalieri in ciascuna direzione. La capacità del treno, che effettua tre fermate nel New Hampshire, sarà limitata al 50 percento. Ai passeggeri sarà richiesto di indossare maschere durante l'imbarco e gli spostamenti all'interno del treno, anche se non seduti. – Todd Bookman SNHU estende l'apprendimento remoto per gli studenti del campus Aggiornamento: mercoledì 10 giugno, 12:10 La Southern New Hampshire University ha annunciato oggi che estenderà l'apprendimento a distanza per gli studenti del campus entro l'autunno del 2020. SNHU afferma che ridurrà le tasse universitarie per corrispondere alla tariffa online per le istruzioni a distanza. "Le linee guida sulla salute pubblica dicono ancora che il distanziamento sociale è il nostro modo migliore per rallentare la diffusione del virus e dare il benvenuto a migliaia di studenti da tutto il mondo metterebbe la salute dei nostri studenti, personale, facoltà e le maggiori comunità di Manchester e Hooksett a rischio ", ha dichiarato il presidente della SNHU Paul LeBlanc in un comunicato stampa. Il numero di capi nel campus universitario è di 3.000 studenti. – Distanza sociale del personale del NHPR: riunione della sede presso l'UNH arena Aggiornamento: mercoledì 10 giugno, 8:08 Il governatore Chris Sununu ha emesso il suo 50 ° ordine di emergenza ieri sera. È stato redatto su richiesta del presidente della Camera, Steve Shurtleff, e garantisce il rimborso del chilometraggio per i rappresentanti statali che si recheranno a Durham, non a Concord, quando giovedì si riuniranno i deputati a 400 posti. The House si riunisce presso la Whittemore Center Arena dell'Università del New Hampshire, nel tentativo di mantenere le distanze sociali in risposta alla pandemia di coronavirus. Iscriviti alla nostra newsletter via email per le notizie sul coronavirus nel New Hampshire. L'ordine di emergenza offre ai rappresentanti statali "la possibilità di ricevere rimborsi per le spese di viaggio effettive sostenute per viaggi da e verso la sede di un membro al Whittemore Center" a Durham. https://t.co/Hhhd5cUL5z – NH House Clerk (@nhhouseclerk) 4 giugno 2020 – NHPR Staff Chan: i dati mostrano tendenze in miglioramento Aggiornamento: 18:49 Il Dr. Ben Chan, epidemiologo dello stato del New Hampshire, afferma che ci sono tendenze promettenti nei dati sulla salute pubblica dello stato. Ha detto che il numero di ricoveri ospedalieri continua a diminuire e il numero di test positivi sta diminuendo. Durante la scorsa settimana, il New Hampshire è al 2-3 percento dei test che tornano positivi, ha detto. "Questo dimostra che continuiamo, crediamo, a diminuire nella trasmissione della comunità, ma è ancora importante per tutti noi continuare a prendere precauzioni per cercare di prevenire una rinascita di COVID-19 nelle nostre comunità." Anche se i numeri sono migliorati, Chan ha detto che i residenti dovrebbero continuare a indossare le facciate di stoffa quando sono in pubblico e mantengono le distanze sociali. A Milestone Wednesday, June 10, marks the 100th day since New Hampshire announced its first positive COVID-19 case. Gov. Chris Sununu brought the milestone up during a news conference in Concord. “It almost seems like a hundred years, but it’s only been a hundred days,” he said. He said there continue to be positive trends as the state works to lift restrictions imposed under the state’s emergency order. The state’s stay-at-home order will likely sunset on June 15, but the state of emergency will remain in place, Sununu has said. “I’ve always said there’s a second surge coming. I hope I’m dead wrong. Lo faccio davvero. But we are planning for a significant second surge. Whether it’s in – it could be August, but I’m thinking in the September or October range. We all have to be prepared for that potentially.” – Dan Tuohy N.H. working on allowing visitors to some nursing homes Update: Tuesday, June 9, 4:11 p.m. The state is looking into reopening nursing homes and other long-term care facilities for some visitation. A group of public health experts are working on guidelines that would permit nursing homes to arrange for outdoor visits between residents and their loved ones. No other information is yet available. Nursing homes have been the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in New Hampshire, accounting for approximately 80% of all fatalities. On Tuesday, state health officials announced eight additional deaths due to the coronavirus, bringing the total fatalities to 294. Six of the eight deaths were residents at long-term care facilities, said Dr. Ben Chan, New Hampshire's state epidemiologist. The state also announced 53 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 5,100 residents have now tested positive. Gov. Chris Sununu, who himself received a coronavirus test this week, encouraged anyone interested in getting a test to do so. – Todd Bookman This story is free, but it wasn't free to make. Support NHPR – become a member today. New mobile testing site to open in Manchester Update: Monday, June 8, 3:45 p.m. Manchester will be opening up a mobile COVID-19 testing site at the intersection of Union and Spruce Streets this week. The site was created in partnership with several community organizations, including Centro Latino, Hope Tabernacle, and the Granite State Organizing Project. Sign up for NHPR's email newsletter for the latest coronavirus news in New Hampshire. The site will be open for one day – this Thursday – but Sarah Jane Knoy, Executive Director of the GSOP, says if there’s enough demand they’ll try to do it every week. “We want to make sure that this community that is traditionally underserved gets all the testing that they need,” she says. There will be Spanish interpreters at the site, and organizers say they’re looking into having Arabic, Swahili, and French interpreters as well. The testing will be free and available by appointment only. – Alex McOwen This story is free, but it wasn't free to make. Support NHPR's reporting – become a member today. Hotels reopen in New Hampshire Update: Sunday, June 7, 3:25 p.m. Hotel managers across New Hampshire say they had a busy reopening weekend. As of Friday, the state’s hotels, motels, and other lodgings are now able to resume operations with increased safety precautions and limited capacity. Molly Rice, general manager of the Woodstock Inn Brewery in North Woodstock says they had 15 rooms booked this weekend. “All the guests were like super happy just to be out of their house you know and to be here having dinner having breakfast, it was great to see people again,” Rice says. Under the state’s reopening guidelines, all hotel common areas are closed and elevators will be limited to one party at a time. Out-of-state guests will be required to sign a document attesting that they’ve remained at a home for at least 14 days before arriving in New Hampshire. – Alex McOwen Protections for New Hampshire renters set to expire Update: Sunday, June 7, 2:30 p.m. Protections for renters during coronavirus will end when New Hampshire's state of emergency expires. Governor Chris Sununu announced his fourth extension of that order last week. It's now currently set to end June 26. Jeff Goodrich is an attorney at the Legal Advice and Referral Center based in Concord. He says one place people facing an eviction can go for help is their municipal welfare office. “That’s probably the first place you want to go, if you have an eviction notice for rent, have that for the welfare officer for bringing the rent current,” he says. Goodrich says under state law, welfare offices have an obligation to help people meet those payments if they’re facing an eviction. – Daniela Allee 5 more Granite Staters have died from COVID-19 Update: Saturday, June 6, 4:05 p.m. Five more New Hampshire residents have died from the coronavirus. State health officials announced Saturday that all five people were 60 or older and from Hillsborough County. The number of Granite Staters who have now died from COVID-19 is now 283. New Hampshire reports 74 new positive test results, which brings the total number of cases to 5,019. An estimated 66 percent of those have recovered, according to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. Eleven of the new cases required hospitalization. To date, 487 people, or 10 percent of the total cases, have required hospital care at some point after being infected. – NHPR Staff More details offered on fund for small businesses in N.H. Update: Saturday, June 6, 9:00 a.m. After a week's delay, the state on Friday announced additional details about a $400 million fund aimed at small and mid-sized businesses. Gov. Chris Sununu said the state received more than 13,000 pre-applications for unrestricted grants. Every applicant will now be sent a short follow up form that is due by next Friday, June 12. Sununu says the aim is to make the program seamless. “We feel very confident. It should be a very successful program to allow folks to get some basic funds in to pay rent or mortgage, utilities, or whatever they need to do to keep those businesses floating and thriving.” Given the large number of applicants, no entity will receive more than $350,000 in aid. Every business that qualified will receive some level of funding. – Todd Bookman New guidance for restaurants, golf, camps, and weddings Update: Friday, June 5, 3:25 p.m. New Hampshire will allow indoor dining and wedding receptions to open starting June 15, under new guidance announced Friday by Gov. Chris Sununu. Sununu outlined additional steps to reopen businesses and activities that were shut down in his previous emergency orders in response to coronavirus. The guidelines updated Friday include: Restaurants were allowed to serve outdoor dining customers starting May 18. The next step, on June 15, will allow for indoor dining to resume. Read the latest restaurant guidance. Sununu said he’s taking a geographic approach based on where most of the COVID-19 cases have been identified – in the southern tier. To that end, restaurants in Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham and Strafford counties can open June 15 at 50 percent of their indoor capacity. Restaurants in the remaining counties can reopen indoor seating June 15 at 100 percent capacity. Social distancing guidelines for the businesses remain in place. Wedding reception guidance was also released Friday. For post-weddding receptions and events, occupancy must be limited 5o percent for facilities, tables limited to six people, and dancing within 6 feet of another person is discouraged, with the exception of family members and people from the same household. Story: Restaurants can soon open for indoor seating; wedding receptions to resume The state's stay-at-home order is in effect until June 15. At that time, Sununu says, "It is our intent to allow the stay-at-home order to sunset." The governor said each component of the new guidance includes maintaining social distancing and practicing proper hygiene to limit possible transmission of the virus. – NHPR Staff N.H. Reports 5 Additional Deaths, 80 New COVID-19 Cases Health Commissioner Lori Shibinette announced five additional deaths Friday due to the coronavirus. Four of the residents were from long-term care facilities. Nearly a Quarter of Nursing Homes in N.H. Impacted by Coronavirus She announced 80 new cases, which brings the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 4,953. – NHPR Staff Sununu to discuss further guidance for reopening N.H.'s economy Update: Friday, June 5, 2:01 p.m. Gov. Chris Sununu will outline additional updates to New Hampshire's emergency orders in response to the coronavirus pandemic during a news conference Friday at 3 p.m. Listen live on NHPR and NHPR.org – as well as on NHPR's mobile app or Android via Google Play The governor's stay-at-home order was extended previously to June 15. In recent weeks, a task force has continued to review various sectors and industries for reopening guidelines. Sununu announces phase 2 of seacoast beach reopening Update: Friday, June 5, 11:01 a.m. Gov. Chris Sununu has adjusted his emergency order to further reopen New Hampshire's seacoast beaches. He announced Friday that the next phase of reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic would allow for sunbathing and other traditional beach activities. Sign up for our email newsletter for more coronavirus news in New Hampshire. It takes effect immediately. The state's seacoast beaches reopened Monday, June 1, but only for "active recreation," such as walking, running, swimming, and surfing. With Friday's adjustment, beachgoers are still advised to maintain social distancing of 6 feet from other groups. Parking restrictions remain in place for state parks, and parking is still prohibited along Route 1a in Seacoast communities. – NHPR Staff This story is free, but it wasn't free to make. Support NHPR – become a member today. N.H. offers testing to any resident Update: Thursday, June 4, 11:39 a.m. Gov. Chris Sununu says increased coronavirus testing capacity means it’s time to “push the limit" on getting as many people as possible tested. “Even if you are asymptomatic," he says, "having that information about folks about folks who may be asymptomatic knowing that there are a lot of individuals out there who test positive those folks test positive one that are asymptomatic, and making sure that iffolks are positive, making sure they are not carriers, unknowing carriers to loved ones or other folks in the community. It’s very very important.” The state announced 47 new cases of coronavirus Wednesday, and nine new COVID-19 related deaths. Six of the people who died were residents of long-term care facilities. Almost 80 percent of New Hampshire’s 265 coronarvirus deaths are linked to long term care settings. – Jason Moon Sununu backs peaceful protest gatherings Update: Thursday, June 4, 11:12 a.m. Governor Sununu on Wednesday defended his support of the peaceful protests being held around New Hampshire, which remains under a stay-at-home order because of the pandemic. Though gatherings of 10 or more people remain banned, thousands of people have attended numerous protests this week following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Sununu noted that he has not stopped other protests during the pandemic, including some aimed at him. State tax revenues plummet during pandemic Update: Wednesday, June 3, 4 p.m. State tax collections came in 22 percent below target for the month of May as the coronavirus pandemic continues to constrict the economy. The $25 million shortfall leaves the state about $100 million behind forecasts for the fiscal year, which closes at the end of June. Sign up for our email newsletter for more coronavirus news in New Hampshire. With hotels largely closed and restaurants limited to take-out or outdoor seating, collection of the Meals and Rooms Tax came in 58 percent below target. Business tax collections were off by about 27 percent, though the Department of Revenue Administration says part of that shortfall is due to an emergency extension for filing returns, meaning some of this shortage will be collected in June. Real estate transactions in New Hampshire slowed by 17 percent statewide, hurting the collection of the real estate transfer tax. Tax receipts from the sale of tobacco and liquor in the state were largely on target for the month. – Todd Bookman This story is free, but it wasn't free to make. Become an NHPR member to support local journalism today. Long-term care homes still bearing burden of pandemic Update: Wednesday, June 3, 3:25 p.m. Dr. Ben Chan, New Hampshire's state epidemiologist, said the latest numbers continue to show the burden that COVID-19 has had on at-risk populations. Six of the nine new deaths reported Wednesday are from long-term care or congregate living homes, he said. Of the total 265 COVID-19 deaths in New Hampshire, as of June 3, close to 80 percent have been residents of long-term care facilities. More than 76,000 residents have now been tested for coronavirus. Chan says the state is averaging about 1,700 tests a day. Health Commissioner Lori Shibinette announced that the state is expanding testing in the North Country. ClearChoiceMD and Littleton Regional Hospital have a new site on the grounds of the hospital. Residents may make an appointment, but one is not necessary. The state allows anyone who wants a coronavirus test to now get one. – Dan Tuohy Crowds a challenge for contact tracing Update: Wednesday, June 3, 10:52 a.m. Manchester health officials say large gatherings like this weekend’s protests make it nearly impossible to conduct effective contact tracing. The state of New Hampshire, and the cities of Manchester and Nashua all have teams investigating cases of COVID-19. Phil Alexakos is the Chief Operating Officer of the Manchester Health Department. He says contact tracing is one of the city’s most effective tools in fighting the coronavirus. “And so by having large events where things like close contact can happen, if you have cases there could potentially be a lot more exposure that is incubating and waiting to present itself.” Alexakos says it’s important that people attending these events continue to practice social distancing and to wear face coverings. If someone who attended a protest tests positive, the city will put out public messaging to alert anyone who may have been exposed. – Alex McOwen N.H. reports 11 additional deaths Update: Tuesday, June 2, 6:52 p.m. New Hampshire health officials announced 11 additional deaths due to the coronavirus on Tuesday. The deaths, all of whom were 60 or older, brings the total number of COVID-19-related fatalities to 256. With 65 newly identified positive results, the overall caseload is now 4,749. Six of the new cases required hospitalization. As of June 2, 97 Granite Staters are in the hospital receiving care for the virus. – NHPR Staff Just how accurate are antibody tests? Update: Tuesday, June 2, 11:31 a.m. Antibody testing could help determine whether someone has been infected with COVID-19 in the past. But public health officials are still unsure about whether an individual who has antibodies is immune to the virus. Sign up for our email newsletter for more coronavirus news in New Hampshire. Antonia Altomare is an epidemiologist and infectious disease physician at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. She says available antibody tests are only accurate 50 percent of the time. "Until we have a better test, it's going to be hard to know what to make of the results. As far as the research behind immunity, we're getting closer. I would say in the next weeks to month, we'll have a better sense of what that means." Altomare says antibody testing could still be helpful for the state with regards to contact tracing and keeping track of the spread of the virus. – Mary McIntyre CLICK HERE to make a donation to support NHPR's reporting. Lawmakers want to study how nursing homes are handling COVID-19 Update: Tuesday, June 2, 11:21 a.m. A state Senate committee voted unanimously Tuesday to study how New Hampshire nursing homes are handling COVID-19. The study would look at testing, PPE, infection control policies, and staffing issues in light of COVID-19. The committee decided against also looking into the fiscal health of nursing homes. Senator Martha Fuller Clark, D-Portsmouth, feared looking at homes’ finances would impede focusing on pressing safety issues. “And it seems to me that it might prevent getting the information that we need in a timely fashion. So perhaps there is another way to get that information.” In New Hampshire, residents of long-term care facilities account for more than 75% of the state’s 245 COVID-19 deaths. – Josh Rogers Update: Tuesday, June 2, 10:59 a.m. New Hampshire has opened inland beaches at state parks, but for walking or passing through only. Inland beaches are narrow and don’t allow for proper social distancing as a seacoast beach would, according to the division of parks and recreation. State officials say for the most part, park employees haven’t seen the crowds that typically gather at inland beaches in the summer months. State has tested at all N.H. nursing homes Update: Monday, June 1, 4:45 p.m. New Hampshire has now tested for COVID-19 at all of the state's nursing homes. Completing those tests, which took weeks, was a precondition for the launch of long-term care surveillance testing, a method the state hopes will give it a better handle on how the coronavirus is moving through nursing homes. Sign up for our email newsletter for the latest coronavirus news in New Hampshire. "So what that is, is 10 percent of residents in nursing homes and all staff tested between seven and twelve days with the hope that the average is ten,” says Health and Human Services Commissioner Lori Shibinette. About 40 percent of New Hampshire’s recent new cases of COVID-19 are tied to long term care facilities, as are more than 75 percent of the state’s deaths. Overall, the coronavirus has killed 1.5 percent of the residents who live in long term care facilities in New Hampshire. – Josh Rogers This story is free, but it wasn't free to make. Become an NHPR member to support our reporting today. N.H. beaches, some business to reopen today Update: Monday, June 1, 6:55 a.m. Seacoast beaches are officially open today, but only for visitors who remain in motion. The governor's reopening plan allows for swimming, running, walking, surfing – but you can't spread out a blanket or eat a picnic lunch on the beach yet. State-owned parking lots are limited to 50 percent capacity. T he state advises any beach goers to maintain social distancing and limit groups to ten people or fewer. Tattoo shops, personal care businesses can reopen New Hampshire tattoo shops, massage therapists and some other personal care businesses can open their doors today as long as they follow state public health restrictions. Michaela Clarke with Midnight Moon Tattoo in Meredith says she and her colleagues are excited to get back to work. They've decided to implement extra precautions like changing into a different set of clothes when they arrive at the studio. ”And then when they leave the studio they change out of their clothing, to wear their home clothing just to lessen any chance of spread,” she says. Small fitness classes like yoga and martial arts are also allowed to restart today – but the state requires gyms to remain closed to other uses. – Lauren Chooljian 3 additional deaths, 106 new cases Update: Sunday, May 31, 7:30 p.m. State health officials announced three additional deaths from coronavirus on Sunday, which brings the total number of deaths from the virus in New Hampshire to 245. The residents were all 60 years old or older. One was a male resident of Hillsborough County, two were residents of Rockingham County, one man and one woman. There were 106 new positive test results Sunday. The total number of confirmed cases in the state now stands at 4,651. Explore the Data: Tracking COVID-19 in New Hampshire. – NHPR Staff 4 additional deaths, 55 new cases, 9 new hospitalizations Update: Saturday, May 30, 7:01 p.m. State health officials announced four additional deaths from coronavirus on Saturday, which brings the total number of deaths from the virus in New Hampshire to 242. The residents were all 60 or older and from Hillsborough County. They were two men and two women. There were 55 new positive test results Saturday. The total number of confirmed cases is 4,545, of which 2,940, or 65 percent, have recovered, according to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. Nine of the new cases required hospitalization. Currental total hospitalizations are now 107. – NHPR Staff CLICK HERE FOR EARLIER UPDATES FROM NHPR.