New Hampshire

NH's Stay-at-Home Order to Expire June 15

The state will transition to a "safer at home advisory" which allows for the reopening of several sectors of the economy

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Gov. Chris Sununu announced Thursday he plans to let New Hampshire's current stay-at-home order expire on Monday and transition to a "safer at home advisory."

The move on June 15 means several sectors of the economy can reopen and the cap on scheduled gatherings of 10 or less will be removed.

Under new guidance beginning Monday, gyms will be able to operate at 50% capacity and amateur sports can move into Phase 2.

Also on Monday, funeral homes, tourist trains, organized motorcycle rides, museums, art galleries, outdoor attractions, outdoor race tracks, pools, bowling and entertainment centers will be able to reopen under new guidance provided by the state. Race tracks will be able to reopen at 50% capacity.

Indoor movie theaters, performing arts and amusement parks may begin reopening on June 29. Guidance for those industries will be released sometime next week.

As of Thursday, there were seven additional deaths as a result of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. The death toll in New Hampshire is now 308.

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There were 34 new positive cases bringing the total to 5,212.

During his news conference, Sununu announced the allocation of millions of dollars under the federal CARES Act to help amid the coronavirus pandemic.

For families and individuals facing housing insecurity, $35 million has been allocated under the Housing Relief Fund. Under the program, the moratorium on evictions will be lifted in the coming days, Sununu said.

Fifteen million dollars will go to help homeless shelters; $10 million dollars is being allocated to state colleges and universities; and $2 million will go to Chambers of Commerce to assist businesses as they reopen.

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