• COVID-19 December 19, 2021 5:15 pm

    NH National Guard Helping at Hospitals as COVID-19 Surges

    Hospitals in New Hampshire are receiving reinforcements from the National Guard as COVID-19 cases surge once again. Guard members began arriving this week to assist hospitals across the state, Foster’s Daily Democrat reports. The guard will be helping in non-clinical roles such as clerical, laboratory and food service settings so hospital staff can focus on treating patients. Licensed paramedics...

  • New Hampshire October 28, 2021 12:27 pm

    Here's Where to Get COVID Vaccine for Children Ages 5-11 in NH

    The state of New Hampshire has preordered about 15,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 as approval for that age group makes its way through the federal channels. If the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decides to recommend the shots next week, state officials said Wednesday that shots could be administered as early as the end of…

  • coronavirus in new hampshire July 26, 2021 10:53 am

    Sununu Signs ‘Medical Freedom' Immunization Bill. Here's What It Means

    New Hampshire residents can’t be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access public facilities, benefits or services under a bill signed into law by Gov. Chris Sununu. Supporters say the bill signed this week establishes “medical freedom” by specifying that all residents have the “natural, essential and inherent right to bodily integrity, free from any threat...

  • New Hampshire May 23, 2021 4:01 pm

    About Half of NH Residents Say They're Ready to Go Out in Public, Survey Finds

    New Hampshire residents are feeling more comfortable with activities like eating inside a restaurant, going to a state beach, and getting their hair cut, according to a Granite State Poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center. About half of those polled said they are currently comfortable with attending a wedding with 50 or more people, going to…

  • mask mandate April 15, 2021 3:27 pm

    New Hampshire Ending Mask Mandate This Week

    The statewide mask mandate is set to expire on Friday, April. 16.

  • New Hampshire April 9, 2021 1:04 pm

    NH Allowing Out-Of-Staters to Get Vaccinated

    Starting April 19, anyone over the age of 16 years old can get the vaccine.

  • New Hampshire April 9, 2021 7:11 pm

    Need Vaccine, Will Travel? NH to Open Appointments to Out-of-Staters on April 19

    People from all states, including those in New England, will soon be eligible to sign up for COVID-19 vaccination appointments in New Hampshire. Gov. Chris Sununu announced Thursday that the Granite State will expand vaccine eligibility to people 16 and older regardless of residency, including college students, beginning on Monday, April 19. There’s major support for the idea from Massachusetts…

  • New Hampshire April 9, 2021 9:45 am

    NH Opening Vaccine Eligibility to All Out-Of-Staters Beginning April 19

    New Hampshire will expand vaccine eligibility to people 16 and older regardless of residency.

  • New Hampshire April 9, 2021 12:08 am

    NH Expands Vaccine Eligibility

    People 16 and older, regardless of their state of residence, will be eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine in New Hampshire starting on April 19.

  • New Hampshire April 9, 2021 6:19 am

    NH Opening Vaccine Eligibility to All Out-of-Staters Beginning April 19

    Gov. Chris Sununu announced Thursday that New Hampshire will expand vaccine eligibility to people 16 and older regardless of residency, including college students, beginning on Monday, April 19. That’s a reversal from Sununu’s stance last week, when he said out-of-state college students should return to their home states to get vaccinated. “We just have so much more availability,” the governor…

  • coronavirus March 29, 2021 1:13 pm

    Vaccine Eligibility Expands to 40+ Monday in NH: What to Know

    Gov. Chris Sununu is urging New Hampshire residents to exercise patience as the state’s COVID-19 vaccine appointment website opens up to people ages 40 and over on Monday. New Hampshire is the first state in New England to offer expanded eligibility to individuals ages 40-plus. The Republican warned Sunday that during high volume times in the morning people may have…

  • New Hampshire March 28, 2021 4:23 pm

    NH Gov. Urges Patience in COVID-19 Vaccine Sign-Up as Eligibility Expands to 40+

    New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu is urging residents to exercise patience as the state’s COVID-19 vaccine appointment website opens Monday to people ages 40 and over. The state replaced the federal Vaccine Administration Management System with its own Vaccine and Immunization Network Interface, VINI for short. Thousands of people experienced problems with the previous system, particularly in scheduling their second doses,...

  • coronavirus January 5, 2021 4:25 pm

    NH Releases New Details on How, When Vaccine Will Be Made Available

    New Hampshire officials released new details Tuesday on how and when the COVID-19 vaccine will be made available to residents. Already, 53,675 doses of the vaccine have been distributed and over 30,000 people have received their first doses. Those people are the highest-risk health care workers, first responders and long-term care facility residents and staff. That first round, or phase…

  • New Hampshire December 23, 2020 10:23 am

    NH State Sen. Bob Giuda Recovering From COVID-19

    Republican Sen. Bob Giuda began exhibiting symptoms Saturday and is at home recovering, according to a news release late Tuesday. There is no concern for possible staff exposure because he hasn’t been at the Statehouse since Dec. 7, and all family members and friends he had close contact with have been notified. “We take this situation very seriously,” said Senate…

  • coronavirus December 17, 2020 4:14 pm

    Sununu: Fatalities, Hospitalizations ‘Going to Be Elevated for Some Time'

    Gov. Chris Sununu said Thursday that coronavirus fatalities and hospitalizations “are still going to be elevated for quite some time,” despite the arrival of the first shipments of Pfizer’s vaccine in New Hampshire earlier in the week. The state received its first shipment of a COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, about 12,675 doses in all. The first shipment is being distributed…

  • coronavirus December 12, 2020 11:23 am

    NH Emergency Declaration Extended Another 3 Weeks

    Gov. Chris Sununu on Friday extended New Hampshire’s start of emergency declaration another three weeks, citing an increase in coronavirus cases across the state and in the region. Sununu, a Republican, initially declared a state of emergency on March 13 and has continued to extend it every 21 days. A further extension is needed to combat a “significant increase” in…

  • coronavirus December 10, 2020 4:39 pm

    COVID Cases ‘Incredibly High,' NH Announces 14 New Outbreaks at Long-Term Care Facilities

    The long-term care facilities are located across the state, according to Health and Human Services Commissioner Lori Shibinette. The total number of cases in the facilities was not immediately released. Gov. Chris Sununu said the coronavirus numbers are “incredibly high” — five to seven times higher than they were back in March and April. The number of hospitalizations in the…

  • New Hampshire November 25, 2020 11:37 am

    NH Restaurant Fined $1,500 Over No Social Distancing, Masks

    A New Hampshire restaurant has been fined $1,500 following a complaint about a lack of social distancing and mask wearing during the coronavirus pandemic, the state attorney general’s office said Tuesday. The attorney general’s office said it assessed the penalty against Grumpy’s Bar & Grill in Plaistow after the restaurant on Nov. 14 was visited by a police officer...

  • New Hampshire November 15, 2020 3:35 pm

    COVID in NH: Church Closes Over Outbreak, HS Sports Tournament Canceled

    A church in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, has suspended in-person services after at least 14 members tested positive for the coronavirus. Church officials said on their website that several people began feeling ill the week of Nov. 2. By Nov. 11, 14 had tested positive. Meanwhile, the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc with fall tournaments for New Hampshire’s high school…

  • coronavirus November 12, 2020 9:16 pm

    COVID in NH: New Warning for Election Day Voters as Cases Continue to Rise

    New Hampshire is experiencing a rise in coronavirus that isn’t expected to end soon, Gov. Chris Sununu said, identifying local gatherings as a top source of the virus’ spread. But Election Day may have caused the virus to spread as well, officials said. Four people who voted in person on Nov. 3 have recently tested positive and told health workers…

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