Today, Governor Chris Sununu announced he is implementing a new, modified Stay-at-Home Order. Stay at Home 2.0 is in effect until May 31st. The state is taking steps to reopen the economy in a smart, phased approach that is supported by facts, science and data.
Each of the decisions and guidance documents below have been reviewed by State Epidemiologist Dr. Benjamin Chan and his team at the New Hampshire's Public Health Department.
"The people of New Hampshire have taken this epidemic incredibly seriously," said Governor Chris Sununu. "We have all played a small part in flattening the curve and slowing the spread of COVID19. We all know you are healthier at home, and that continues to be true, but we are also taking steps to reopen our economy in a smart, step-by-step approach that is supported by facts, science and data."
Universal Guidance is being issued for any business that is currently open, or will soon be opening, under these next steps. This universal guidance will serve as the bare minimum standards which businesses must meet to maintain or begin operations. For specific industries with specific operational procedures, industry specific guidance for certain sectors can be found below.
All applicable industries are able to start opening up in incremental phases as determined by Public Health.
Industries that can continue to operate with new, modified guidance:
Private and Public Campgrounds
New Hampshire State Parks Guidance
Industries that can begin to phase-in services on May 4, 2020:
Certain Health Care Services Guidance
Industries that begin to phase-in, or expand services on May 11, 2020:
Retail Store Guidance
Drive-In Theaters Guidance
Private and Public Golf Course Guidance (updated 5.19.2020)
Barber and Hair Salons Guidance
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics FAQ
Industries that can begin to phase-in, or expand services on May 22, 2020:
Cosmetology, Barbering, Esthetics and Tanning Facilities Guidance
Amateur and Youth Sports Guidance