COVID-19 Updates from NH Travel & Tourism
New Hampshire Tourism Officials are actively monitoring the evolving situation with regard to the threat the coronavirus (COVID-19) presents to our state. The health, safety and well-being of all residents and visitors is a top-priority and the actions the Governor has taken to limit the community spread of COVID-19 have not been taken lightly.
On March 13, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu declared a state of emergency
in response to the coronavirus. The emergency declaration helps to free up critical funding that will aid the state in responding to the pandemic.
Additional actions the Governor has taken since making the declaration, include:
For additional information regarding COVID-19 please visit the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services website.
- 3.24.2020 - Governor Chris Sununu Issues Emergency Order 16 - Temporary ban on gatherings or events of 10 or more people
- 3.23.20 - Governor Chris Sununu Issues Emergency Orders 11 - 15 - Orders include online notarization, modification of public access to meetings, variances for pharmacists and pharmacies relative to selling hand sanitizer, out-of-state pharmacies to act as a mail-order facility within the state, and allows out-of-state medical providers to provide medically necessary services through telehealth.
- 3.21.2020 - Governor Chris Sununu Issues Emergency Order 10 - Temporary ban on reusable bags at all grocery and retail stores
- 3.19.2020 - Governor Chris Sununu Issues Emergency Order 9, Establishes the COVID-19 Emergency Healthcare System Relief Fund - Establishes a $50 million fund for hospitals and health care providers in the state which will provide short-term, no interest loans.
- 3.18.2020 - Governor Sununu Issues Three Emergency Orders to Respond to Covid-19 - The orders include temporary authorization for take-out or delivery beer or wine, temporary modification of data and privacy governance plans, and temporary expansion of access to Telehealth Services to protect the public and health care providers. For a list of NH restaurants and facilities offering take-out or delivery at this time please click here.
- 3.17.2020 - Governor Sununu Issues Three Emergency Orders To Provide Relief - The orders include prohibiting utility, fuel and phone/internet providers from from disconnecting or discontinuing service for non-payments; prohibiting landlords from starting eviction proceedings for those unable to pay rent; and expanding eligibility for state unemployment benefits as a result of COVID-19.
- 3.16.2020 - State Takes Steps to Limit COVID-19 Spread - All restaurants and bars ordered to close but can transition to offer takeout, delivery or drive-through services only.
- 3.15.2020 - Governor Sununu Issues Emergency Order Transitioning NH Schools to Remote Learning - All K-12 public schools ordered to transition to remote instruction and learning.
Anyone with travel plans should follow the latest guidance
from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Travel Association. Those most at risk of infection, including older adults and those with underlying health conditions, are encouraged to stay home when possible to avoid contracting the virus.
Healthy Practices to Help Avoid Becoming Sick
- Clean your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
- If soap and water are not available use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
- Stay home if you are sick
- Avoid traveling if your sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue away; if you don’t have a tissue cough or sneeze into your sleeve in the elbow then wash your hands immediately after either
- Practice safe social distancing