NH COVID information: what you need to know
Officials detail the number of coronavirus cases
SO WE WILL CHANGE SOME WAYS WE REPORT THE PUBLIC HEALTH NUMBERS TODAY AND LET’S FOCUS LESS ON SOME FOREIGN NUMBERS AND MORE ON THE NUMBERS RELATING TO THE CURRENT SITUATION IN THE NEW HAMPSHIRE. SO IN THE NEW HAMPSHIRE TODAY, WE WILL REPORT 79 NEW PEOPLE DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19. THIS INCLUDES 55 PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN TESTED AND POSITIVE TESTED WITH PCR AND 24 INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE TESTED POSITIVE THROUGH ANTIGEN TESTS IN THE LAST 14 DAYS THERE HAVE BEEN TOTAL OF 719 NEW PEOPLE WITH COVID-19. IT GIVES US A RATE OF 53 NEW INFECTIONS IN THE LAST 14 DAYS PER HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF POPULATION, AND I’M SUBMITTING THAT NUMBER BECAUSE THIS IS ONE OF THE COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION METRICS WE ARE BEGINNING TO FOLLOW NEAR 719 NEW INFECTIONS IN THE LAST 14 DAYS. THIS INCLUDES 531 PEOPLE WITH CURRENT OR ACTIVE COVID-19 DISEASE AND WE ARE MONITORED BY PUBLIC HEALTH. THERE ARE TWO NEW HOSPITALIZATIONS THAT WERE REPORTED TODAY. THIS CURRENTLY INCLUDES A CENSUS OF A SENSA HOSPITAL OF 14 PEOPLE HOSPITALIZED STATE WITH COVID-19. SO IF YOU REMEMBER IN SEPTEMBER THE HOSPITALIZATION NUMBERS BEGIN TO CREATE BUT THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS HAVE BEEN STABLE AND FLOATING UP AND DOWN AND UNFORTUNATELY THERE HAS BEEN A NEW DEATH WE ARE REPORTING TODAY IN A LONG TERM CARE FACILITY BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER. PEOPLE WHO HAVE DEAD FROM COVID-19 TO 449 IN TERMS OF TEST DATA OUR PCR TEST POSITIVITY RATE STAYS LOW 1% OR LESS. SO I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE HAVE SEEN AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19 IN THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS AS WE HAVE SAID IN PAST PRESS CONFERENCES. WE BELIEVE THIS IS IN PART DUE TO THE GREAT INCREASE IN TESTS THAT HAVE BEEN CONDUCTED IN BOTH STATE. UNDERSTANDING UNIVERSITIES, BUT IN ALL COMMUNITIES IN MANY COMMUNITIES BOTH PCR AND ANTIGEN TESTING, WHICH ARE LEADING TO MORE IDENTIFICATION OF PEOPLE WITH COVID-19. HOWEVER, WE BELIEVE THAT THERE ALSO EXISTS EVIDENCE OF INCREASING COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION, ESPECIALLY IN SOUTHERN COMMUNITIES IN THE SOUTHERN PARTS OF OUR STATE IN PARTICULAR HILLSBORO, ROCKINGHAM AND STRATFORD COUNTRIES AS WE IDENTIFY PEOPLE. WE CONTINUE TO CONDUCT PUBLIC HEALTH CONTACT SURVEYS ON EVERY PERSON TO IDENTIFY CLOSE CONTACTS THAT ARE THEN TESTED TO IDENTIFY ADDITIONAL INFECTIONS AND LIKE DR. DALY MENTIONED PAST PRESS CONFERENCES. WE SEE A GROWING NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO ARE CLOSE CONTACTS, IDENTIFIED THROUGH OUR INVESTIGATIONS. AND SO WE BELIEVE THAT THIS REPRESENTS A DECREASE IN RELAXATION OR RELAXATION OF RESTRICTIONS IN SOME AREAS OF OUR STATE. SO ESPECIALLY WHEN WE ENTER THE FLUID SEASON WHEN NOT, NOT ONLY COVID-19 WILL BE CIRCULATING AND WIDING BUT ALSO THE FLU AND MANY OTHER RESPIRATORY VIRUSES. WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO STRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF PEOPLE TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCE WHEN PEOPLE ARE IN PUBLIC PLACES. PLEASE WEAR CLOTH FACE COVERS AND WE KEEP RECOMMENDING PEOPLE AVOID CROWDS AND BIG GATHERINGS. WE KNOW THAT COVID-19 LIKES TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE TYPES OF SITUATIONS THEREFORE SITUATIONS WHERE THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH THE OTHER ESPECIALLY IN SMALL CLOSED-CLOSED SPACES. THESE ARE EXACTLY THE KIND OF SITUATIONS THE VIRUS CAN EASILY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF AND QUICKLY SPREAD AMONG PEOPLE WHAT WE CALL SUPER SPREAD EVENTS. THEREFORE WE CONTINUE RECOMMENDING THAT PEOPLE AVOID LARGE CROWDS AND MEETINGS WHERE THEY CAN BE IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH THEM. PEOPLE PARTICULARLY IN SMALL CLOSED-CLOSED SPACES SO WE KNOW HOW TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THIS CORONAVIRUS NOVEL, BUT WE NEED EVERYONE TO CONTINUE FOLLOWING THE ADVICE AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF HEALTHY PUBLICATIONS AND PARTICULARS. PATIENTS WHO RISK OF SPREADING COVID-19 IN OUR COMMUNITIES AND WITH THIS, THEY MAKE ME STOP AND SELL THINGS TO THE COMMISSIONER. THANK YOU. THANK YOU AND HAPPY AFTERNOON. I JUST MADE TWO SHORT UPDATES TODAY ONE ON LONG TERM CARE EMOTIONS TODAY. WE ARE CLOSING THE BURST OF THE MOUNTAIN VIEW IN OSSIPEE NEW HAMPSHIRE. WE WILL ALSO OPEN PINE ROCK MANNER AND WARNER, WHICH CURRENTLY HAS ALL POSITIVE TESTING FOR COVID-19 FOR RESIDENTS AND A STAFF MEMBER. SO THAT BRINGS OUR TOTAL EASE OF SERVICE TO THE LONG TERM LIST OF EMOTIONS 2 3 BEDFORD HILLS AND PINE ROCK MANNER AND WARD HEALTH CENTER AND WINDHAM. THE OTHER THING I WANT TO UPDATE ON WAS LAST WEEK. WE TALKED A LITTLE ABOUT OUR PPE STOCKPILE. SO WE ARE JUST PREPARED AS A SMALL INVENTORY OF SOME OF THE THINGS WE BRING. THIS IS NOT ALL. WE BRING WE HAVE A MORE EXTENDED LIST THAN THIS, BUT THESE ARE THE MAIN THINGS YOU SEE IN REQUESTS SO YOU WILL SEE THIS ON THIS TABLE OF MASKS. OUR CURRENT USE NOW IS AROUND 1.6 MILLION PER MONTH, WE HAVE AROUND 3.6 MILLION INVENTORY. OUR GOAL WAS ABOUT 4 MILLION AND WE HAVE ABOUT EIGHT MILLION OTHER ON ORDER. YOU WILL SEE GOING DOWN IN THE LIST THAT WE ARE VERY GOOD. TO SHAPE PPE THE WAY OUR GOAL WAS TO HAVE TWO MONTHS OF PPE FOR EACH ITEM AT HAND. WE MORE THAN PASSED THAN EVERYTHING EXCEPT GLOVES, GLOVES HAVE BEEN OUR LIMITING FACTOR. I THINK WHEN IT COMES TO PPE, BUT WE ARE VERY LUCKY THAT WE WERE ABLE TO PUT IN ORDER SEVERAL HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF GLOVES THAT WE EXPECT TO ARRIVE TODAY. WE HAVE ARRIVED AN ORDER TODAY AND WE ARE EXPECTING SEVERAL ORDERS. IT’S IN THE WEEK AND NOT ALL GLOVES ARE MADE EQUAL THERE ARE SURE SIZES MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE. GLOVES THAT LARGE ARE MORE DEMANDED THAN LIKE SMALL OR EXTRA SMALL GLOVES. SO THESE ARE OUR TOTAL BOXES. Then you will see ISOLATION GOWNS AND 95S. WE USUALLY HAVE AT LEAST TWO THREE OR FOUR MONTHS OF SUPPLY BASED ON OUR CURRENT USE IN OUR INVENTORY TODAY. THIS IS A FULL TIME ENTERPRISE WE HAVE TWO OR THREE PEOPLE WORKING ON FULL-TIME PPE PURCHASE. THIS IS WHAT THEY DO EIGHT HOURS A DAY AND COME FROM YOU TO KNOW, EVERY END OF THE COUNTRY AND AROUND THE WORLD TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE WHAT WE NEED IF WE SEE AN INCREASE IN CASES IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS. THANK YOU. WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH COMMISSIONER. AND THANKS. DR. CHEN A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT THINGS TO TALK ABOUT TODAY. WE TALK A LOT OF DATA. WE HAVE NOT CARRIED OUT A TRUE TYPE OF DOWNLOADING AND UPDATING THE DATA. IN A LITTLE AND DR. CHEN WAS TOUCHING ON SOME OF THESE KEY ASPECTS OF THE DATA IN PARTICULAR DATA THAT ARE FOCUSED ON NEW HAMPSHIRE AND THAT IS FOCUSED ON A CURRENT SITUATION BECAUSE EVERYONE KNOWS WHO IS THE PANDEMIC WE DEFINITELY WANT, WE HAVE IT HERE, WE HAVE IT WHAT ARE OUR ECONOMIC DATA THAT WE EXAMINE IN A WAY ONLY TO FOCUS ON THE THINGS WE HIGHLIGHT HERE IS JUST A SAMPLING IF YOU WANT A KEY DATA POINTS. I think there is a fifth that Dr. CHAN MENTIONED WHAT THE NUMBER OF CASES PER 100,000 IS. THIS IS ANOTHER VERY KEY. NOW, IT’S ONLY OVER 50 YEARS, BUT 53 IN 100,000 IN THE WHOLE STATE. BUT STILL, THIS IS OUR SEVEN DAY AVERAGE POSITIVITY RATE. WE ARE DOING MANY MORE TESTS. THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS WE SEE SO MANY MORE POSITIVE CASES MEANS MUCH MORE CONTACT TRACKING TO BE SAFE. IT IS ALSO THE TIME OF THE YEAR WHEN WE EXPECT THESE NUMBERS TO INCREASE BUT THE POSITIVITY PERCENTAGE AS DETAILED BY THE CDC IS OBVIOUSLY A KEY FACTOR BECAUSE IT KEEPS EVERYTHING RELATIVE IF YOU ARE TAKING MORE TESTING AND YOU ARE LIKELY POSITIVE A TRUE KEY INDICATOR FOR WHAT’S HAPPENING IN YOUR COMMUNITY ARE TOTAL ACTIVE CASES. TODAY 531 ARE USED TO BE WELL IN THOUSANDS. IT GET LOWER AS I THINK A COUPLE HUNDRED IN ONE POINT AND I WOULD SAID ABOUT 531. SO THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT NUMBER BECAUSE THIS GIVES YOU A SENSE OF THE AMOUNT OF CONTENT. JACK TRACES THAT OUR TEAM NEEDS TO DO CONSTANTLY AND KNOWING THAT THERE ARE MANY MORE CONTACTS FOR POSITIVE CASE. GIVES A SENSE OF REALLY THAT INCREDIBLE TEAM EFFORT BEHIND THE SCENES TO QUARANTINE THE FOLKS ARE ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS. WE HAVE ALWAYS TALKED THAT HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE A VERY VERY IMPORTANT STATISTICS IF YOU COME BACK TO MARCH WHEN ALL THING BEGAN WITH THE PANDEMIC, THE REAL PROBLEM WAS MAKING SURE OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM WASN’T HEALTH CARE OF BOSS. WHO HAS MORE SERIOUS SYMPTOMS IF NEEDS FANS OR OTHER DRUGS AND OTHER SERVICES IN A HOSPITAL ENVIRONMENT AGAIN. THIS NUMBER USED TO BE OVER ONE HUNDRED ONE HUNDRED TWENTY IN ONE POINT. WE HAVE 14 ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS. WE EXPECT SO MUCH FOR OUR NUMBERS TO COME IN THE FALL, BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS WE HAVE THOUSANDS OF BED CAPACITY HERE IN THE NEW HAMPSHIRE CURRENTLY, AND SO WE ARE IN GREAT SHAPE WHEN THE TERMS OF BEING ABLE TO MEET YOU PANDEMIC MAY HAVE FOR THOSE WITH THE MOST SERIOUS SYMPTOMS AND THEN UNFORTUNATELY OUR TOTAL FATALITIES THAT WE ALWAYS SAY EVERYONE IS A TRAGEDY THERE ARE MANY SAD STORIES AND MANY FAMILIES IN THESE NUMEROUS IT HAS A HUGE IMPACT OF THE COUNTRY. WE ARE ABLE TO MANAGE AND IN FIT ENOUGH IN GOOD SHAPE, BUT TO ALWAYS KEEP AN EYE ON THAT FATALITY AND THAT HOSPITALIZATION RATE. MOVING ON THE PAST THE DIRECT. OH, SORRY, WE HAVE OUR PERCENTAGE. OH YEAH. LET US REMEMBER THIS GRAPH THE POSITIVE PERCENTAGE YOU TRY TO FORGET. SO THIS IS WHERE IT WAS BEFORE THIS RETURNS ALL THE WAY IN THE FIRST DAYS OF THE PANDEMIC BACK IN APRIL. MARCH AND APRIL THAT YOU SEE HERE ARE PERCENTAGES THE POSITIVE RATE WAS INCREASED BY FIFTEEN TWENTY PERCENTAGE ON EVERY DAY AND AS YOU CAN SEE FROM ABOUT 30 JUNE, WE ARE WELL BELOW THE RIGHT 5% NOW BY ONE OR EVEN 1% BELOW NEVER BEGINS TO REALLY CREATE IN OTHER STATES THAT SEEING IN THE FOUR FIVE SIX, SEVEN EIGHT PERCENTAGE POSITIVITY, YOU SEE THAT IN OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY AND I THINK THAT THESE LEVELS THAT WE ARE WHERE WE WILL START TO KNOW, YOU KNOW VERY WORRIED ALL THE OTHER PIECES OF THE PUZZLE WHERE IS THE HOSPITALIZATION THE ABILITY TO TEST THE CONTACT TRACKING MAKE SURE ALL THOSE WORK. EVERYTHING MUST REALLY BE LIKE A WATCH EVERYTHING REALLY HAS TO WORK IN CONJUNCTION TO MAKE SURE YOU GET THE RIGHT OUTPUT. BUT HOW CAN YOU SEE OUR NUMBERS THEY ARE ONLY TESTING THROUGH THE ROOF. WE ARE HITING MULTIPLE DAYS WHERE WE ARE DOING WELL OVER 10,000 TESTS TODAY AND BUT THE PERCENTAGE POSITIVITY RATE STAYS AT OR LESS THAN A PERCENTAGE, WHICH IS A VERY GOOD THING THAT YOU COULD NOT GIVE BETTER. OUR NEXT SLIDE I ALWAYS WANT TO STAY ON THE TRACK HERE. ALL RIGHT. SO THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE THIS IS GOOD. WE TALKED ABOUT THIS TABLE THAT MANY PEOPLE HAVE SEEN IT BEFORE. HERE IS WHERE IT WAS JUST PRE COVID. WE HAVE DROPPED TO TWO POINTS FOUR PER CENT UNEMPLOYMENT BEFORE COVID STRIKES AT THE END OF FEBRUARY AND THEN OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE TO MAKE SOME VERY HARD DECISIONS THAT LIMIT THE PEOPLES TO WHAT WE ARE ABOUT THE ECONOMY AROUND SECTORS AROUND. WE DEFINED ESSENTIAL AND NOT ESSENTIAL. THE CENTRAL ENTERPRISES AND THEN THE STRATEGY WAS CREATING THESE GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS. IT’S THE ECONOMY OPEN AT THE RIGHT RATE TO BE CAREFUL THAT WE ARE LOOKING AT IT BY MAKING SURE WE ARE VERY DATA DRIVED AND WHAT WE WERE DOING AND MAKE SURE TO MOVE WITH WHAT WE CALL THE CONSUMER TRUST. WE WANT THE CITIZENS OF THE STATE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT WE WERE DOING AND WHY THEY WOULD HAVE THE CONFIDENCE TO RETURN WITH THE ECONOMY WHETHER IT IS IN RETAIL PURCHASES OR IN HOTELS OR RESTAURANTS, ANYONE COULD ALWAYS REPRESENT TO USE THEM. WITH HOSPITALS. SO OUR AS WE HAVE MADE THAT OBVIOUSLY MUCH MORE PEOPLE START RETURNING TO WORK AND RETURN TO NORMALITY. WHATEVER HOW AND HOW I THINK THIS PAST WEEK OR SO. WE ARE AT ABOUT FOUR POINT A PERCENTAGE OF UNEMPLOYMENT, WHICH IS ONLY PHENOMENAL FRANTAILLY GIVEN WHERE IT WAS WHERE WE CAME IN THAT YEAR. IT WAS AS YOU CAN SEE ENOUGH ONE YEAR OF REFUND TO FORCE ALL THE DATA VERY GOOD TO BE SECURE. ALL RIGHT. SO NOW ONE OF THE THINGS WE WANT TO FOCUS ON ALSO IS THAT THE AREAS THAT HAVE BEEN THE MOST HIT RESTAURANTS AND THE HOSPITALITY OF HOTELS IF YOU WANT TO, THESE ARE THE AREAS THAT HAVE BEEN MOST AFFECTED BY THE ECONOMY FOR A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT REASONS. WE REALLY EXAMINED THE TAX ON MEALS AND RENTALS AND THAT THESE NUMBERS KEEP UNDER EXPECTATIONS TO BE SAFE, BUT SLOWLY COME BACK MONTH OR MONTH. THIS IS A VERY GOOD THING. WE HAVE EXAMINED A LOT OF DATA IN THE LAST SIX YEARS AND ONE OF THE QUESTIONS WAS HOW MANY COMPANIES DO WE CLOSE HOW MANY COMPANIES CLOSE TODAY COMPARED TO OTHER YEARS. SO THIS WAS NOT AN INTERESTING PRETTY DATA. I HAVE NEVER SEARCHED BEFORE IN 2020 THIS YEAR 357 COMPANIES THAT TRADITIONALLY WOULD COLLECT MEALS ARE TAXES FOR ROOMS FOR HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS UNFORTUNATELY CLOSED 357 LAST YEAR. THAT NUMBER WAS 79 IN THE PREVIOUS YEAR. IT WAS ABOUT FIVE SEVENTEENTH. SO INCREDIBLY I AM VERY PLEASANTLY SURPRISED. I think we should all be the business number. THIS YEAR, THE YEARS IN THE HARDEST AREAS ARE DOWN. I THINK IT IS A TESTAMENT OF THE FLOOD OF SO MUCH OF OUR ZACH MONEY ASSISTANCE IN THE ECONOMY ALL HIGH ROAD RELIEF FUND. TO WHAT WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO WITH OUR DRIVING DOCUMENTS AS WE SAID MOVING WITH CONSUMER TRUST THAT DOLLARS AROUND NON-PROFIT ARE DOLLARS. WE PUT IT ON SELF-EMPLOYMENT ALL THOSE GRANTS THAT WERE VERY UNIQUE TO THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, BUT ALL THOSE GRANTS THAT WERE OUT HAVE ALLOWED PEOPLE TO KEEP THEIR WORK. KEEP THE ECONOMY STRONG AND SO THE FOLKS CAN GO OUT AND BE TAKEN IN A RESTAURANT OR ACTUALLY GO TO SOME OUTDOOR STATIONS IN A RESTAURANT MAYBE EVEN GO TO THE WHITE MOUNTAINS AND STAY A COUPLE OF DAYS IN A HOTEL. SAFE AND SOLID WAY AND SO ALL VERY VERY GOOD NEWS TO BE SAFE. TO GIVE ANOTHER ANOTHER ANOTHER INTERESTING. THE POINT WHERE I DID NOT DO IT WE DID NOT DRAW A GRAPH ON IT. BUT IF YOU LOOK AT THE NUMBER OF COMPANIES THAT ACTUALLY COLLECT ROOM AND MEALS DO NOT TAX CLOSURES. THESE ARE THE CLOSURES THAT ARE CLEARLY DOWNLOADED, BUT IN FEBRUARY THERE ARE ABOUT FIVE THOUSAND COMPANIES COLLECTING MEALS AND RENTAL TAXES AND LIKE US BY APRIL, I THINK THE NUMBER WAS DOWN TO ABOUT 3,000 FOLKS HAS BEEN COLLECTED AS SOON AS THE FOLK COLLECTED. THEY DID NOT KNOW IF THEIR BUSINESS WILL SURVIVE AS WE ARRIVED DURING THE SUMMER THESE NUMBERS RETURNED TO WHERE THEY WERE AT FEBRUARY LEVELS. WE ARE NOW BACK TO HAVING ABOUT 5,000 COMPANIES. MEALS AND FISCAL LEASE MEANING ARE OPEN. THEY ARE DONE IT DOESN’T MEAN THAT THEY ARE LIVING BY ANY MEANS WE KNOW THAT THEIR REVENUE IS DOWN AND THEIR COST THEIR COST THEIR INCLUSIVE COST MAYBE INCREASE BUT THEY ARE SURVIVING ECONOMICALLY, WHICH IS A GREAT SIGN OF THIS IS REALLY SIGN OF THIS 2020 MAKE SURE WE ARE NOT JUST ARRIVING AND ACCEPTING THE LOSSES, BUT REALLY INJECTING MANY OF THESE CARE WORKS STIMULUS IF YOU COME BACK TO THE ECONOMY TO MAKE SURE THE JOBS ARE THERE AND WHEN 2020 ARRIVES, I THINK WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD. WE REALLY COME OUT STRONG AND I THINK WE ARE VERY CLOSE TO DOING IT. So ALL VERY GOOD ECONOMIC DATA AND THE NEXT WEEK. WE WILL HAVE EVEN MORE THINK WE ARE LOOKING AT REVENUE AND WHAT HAPPENS AT THE STATE BUDGET LEVEL THE STATE WOULD HAVE SOME INFORMATION IN THE NEXT WEEK AS TO HOW MUCH IT DIGS ABOUT THIS DATA, BUT WE ARE DOING VERY WELL. I DON’T WANT TO SAY IN A SURPRISING WAY. BUT YES, IT’S AMAZING GIVEN WHERE I THOUGHT THINK IT WOULD BE TODAY AND ON THE MOVE. I WANT SOME SCHOOLS ASK QUESTIONS IN THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE ABOUT WHERE THE SCHOOLS ARE. WE KNOW WE HAVE COVID CASES WITH STUDENTS IN OUR K12 SCHOOL. SO WHEN WE TALK ABOUT SCHOOLS IN OPPOSITION TO UNIVERSITY, THIS REPRESENTS ABOUT 450 MAYBE EVEN FIVE OR 600 WHEN ADDED IN ALL DIFFERENT SCHOOLS PRIVATE SCHOOLS AND SCHOOLS AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE ALL SCHOOLS FROM ALL KA 12 WAS NOW ABOUT 47 PER CENT OF THEM ARE COMPLETELY IN PERSON. THEY ARE BACK IN FIVE DAYS A WEEK IN A FULLY LEARNED. MODEL HAVE A LOT OF THEIR NEW HELP DOCUMENTS IN PLACE, WHICH IS GOOD AND THERE ARE MANY RESTRICTIONS BUT THOSE ARE ABOUT 47 PERCENTAGE OF OUR SCHOOLS ARE BACK ABOUT 37 PERCENTAGES THAT ARE IN SOME KIND OF HYBRID LEARNING MODEL MEANS THEY ARE PRESENT FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS. I’M OUT FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS. MAYBE THERE ARE A HIGHLIGHTED DAY OR TWO FOR SCHOOL TO DO SOME EXTRA CLEANING TO MAKE SURE THE CHILDREN ARE IN A VERY HEALTHY AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT AND THEN ABOUT 1 SCHOOL ARE COMPLETELY REMOTE. HAVE NOT CLOSED BUT SWITCHED TO A FULLY REMOTE LEARNING MODEL WHERE ALL FULL-TIME STUDENTS ARE AT HOME IN SOME KIND OF LEARNING MODEL. THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT ALL SCHOOLS ARE IN A LEARNING MODEL. NO ONE IS DOING THIS BUT THIS GIVES A SENSE OF THE REPORTS WE SEE THERE AND YOU KNOW, THIS IS JUST A WAY TO THANK A LOT OF TEACHERS AND PARENTS AND STUDENTS. THEY HAVE DONE AN INCREDIBLY HARD WORK TO MANAGE THROUGH COVID TO MANAGE WITH THE NEW DRIVING DOCUMENTS ONE THING LIKE WE SAY IS IF SCHOOLS NEED MORE DOLLARS. WE ARE HERE. WE SEE NO COSTS TO BE AN OBSTACLE TO ALLOW SCHOOLS THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET THESE CHILDREN BACK TO CLASS. WE KNOW HOW IMPORTANT IT IS FOR STUDENTS TO GO BACK TO CLASS AND WE HAVE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL. AND HOW I BEGAN TELLING THE STUDENTS HAVE COVID. I MEAN THERE ARE COVID CASES BUT TODAY THERE ARE NO OFFICIAL OUTCOMES IN OUR K-12 SCHOOLS. I think we have a cluster and an elementary school, but no official outbreak and that’s good news. IT DOES NOT MEAN WE WILL NOT HAVE THEM, BUT WE ARE PREPARED IT CAN BE MANAGED. I THINK THAT FOR THE FIRST SIX WEEKS OF THE SCHOOL YEAR MANY OF THESE SCHOOLS WHICH HAVE REMAINED COMPLETELY LIAM PERSON IN A COMPLETELY IN-PERSON MODEL OR IN A HYBRID MODEL HAVE PROVEN THAT ONE CAN NOT BE SUCCESSFULLY MADE IT IS STILL MADE SMART MUCH MORE EFFORTS TO BE SAFE AND I THINK THAT MANY PEOPLE AT THE LOCAL LEVEL DESERVE A LOT OF CREDIT TO MAKE SUCCESS AND MAKE SURE THAT THESE CHILDREN CAN ENTER AND GET THE BEST OF THEIR MODEL OF LEARNING MUCH MORE. HOW TO CHILDCARE IN MARCH, WE CREATED THE CHILD RECOVERY AND STABILIZATION PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES FUNDING AND SUPPORT FOR COVID-19 RELATED COSTS WITHIN THE CHILD CARE OR DAILY CARE COMMUNITY. THIS INCLUDES THINGS HOW THE OPERATIONS WORK THE FOURTH LABOR FORCE HEALTH AND SAFETY SUPPORT FOR CHILD ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS AND WE INVEST AROUND TWENTY-EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS IN THIS IN OUR STATE CHILD SUPPORT CENTERS. THEY OBVIOUSLY PLAY A VERY IMPORTANT ROLE THROUGH THIS PANEL. HOW TO ALLOW PARENTS OR OTHER CAREERS TO ACTUALLY RETURN TO THE WORK FORCE IN DIFFERENT ASPECTS WHETHER IT IS HEALTH CARE OR JUST MAKE SURE THAT THEIR FAMILY CAN PROVIDE THEIR FAMILY WITH THE CARE OF CHILDREN AND THE ASCIDENCE OF THE HUGE BEING IS ONLY A PART ECONOMIC SUCCESS FOR MANY FAMILIES THE PROGRAM WE PRESENTED THAT 20 MILLION WAS A GREAT SUCCESS, BUT WE KNOW THAT THIS MORNING TODAY THERE’S MORE, AND WE WILL BE MORE RELIABLE ON THE ROAD. THEREFORE WE ARE TEN MILLION MORE TODAY. FINANCIAL SUPPORT EFFORT FOR THESE CHILDREN ASCIENCE CENTERS THAT ARE PART OF THE CHILDHOOD RECOVERY AND STABILIZATION PROGRAM. SO WE ARE ABLE TO ADD, WE HAVE SPOKEN TO MANY PEOPLE GROUND ON THE FIRST LINE AND WE MAKE SURE WE WILL CONTINUE TO BE PRESENT FOR THEM. THE PROGRAM IS ADMINISTERED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES. HAS AN APPLICATION STILL A VERY SIMPLE PAGE. WE REALLY TRIED TO MAKE THE APPLICATION IN THE SYSTEM VERY VERY SIMPLE FOR PEOPLE. DEADLINE OPEN APPLICATIONS AND DEADLINE WHY EXPIRES NOVEMBER 6TH OR CHILDREN CARE CENTERS HAVE A FEW WEEKS TO APPLY FOR THESE FUNDS FIND OUT WHAT THEIR COST COULD BE AND STILL EVERYTHING CAN BE UNDER THAT GREAT WORLD. AND STILL OUR CENTERS FOR THE CHILDHOOD HAVE BEEN PRESENT FROM THE BEGINNING WE HAVE NEVER CLOSED THEM. WE NEVER CLOSE THEM. WE HAVE PROVIDED SOME GUIDES. WE HAVE PROVIDED A LITTLE FLEXIBILITY AND HAVE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL, PROVIDING THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR FAMILIES AND KEEPING KIDS SAFE, WHICH IS OBVIOUSLY IF AN IMPORTANT PARAMOUNT IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. BEFORE CLOSING ONLY TWO FASTER THINGS. WE HAVE A VARIETY OF OPEN FUNDS. I ALWAYS WANT TO REMEMBER THAT WE HAVE MANY FUNDS OPENED WHERE IF YOU CARE, FUNDS THAT BOTH AND THE AGRICULTURAL FUNDS OF THE LAST WEEK ACT. WE HAVE ANNOUNCED LIVE VENUE AID PROGRAM, WHICH IS A TWELVE MILLION DOLLAR FUND. WE CREATED ONLY TO SUPPORT PERFORMANCE VENUES TACKLE LOSS OF REVENUE DUE TO COVID-19, ONE OF THE REASONS WE HAVE INDIVIDUALS. SOME OF THESE PERFORMANCE LOCATIONS IS THAT YOU KNOW TO TALK TO SOME OF THE LARGER COMPANIES. SOME OF THESE GREATER ACTS TO NATIONAL ACTS WILL NOT BE BACK SOON ANYTIME. IT COULD REALLY BE IN THE THIRD OR FOURTH QUARTER OF NEXT YEAR BEFORE YOU SEE THE WORLD TAKING BUT AT THE SAME TIME MANY OF THESE LOCATIONS ARE JUST ECONOMIC CORNERSTONES OF THEIR COMMUNITIES. THEREFORE COULD BE A NEW CENTER. IT COULD BE THE PALAZZO DELLE FELLE ARTI, IT COULD BE THE CENTER OF THE CAPITAL COULD BE A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT AREAS THE BALLROOM OF THE CASIN IN HAMPTON. THESE ARE ALL THE GREAT SEATS THEIR ECONOMIC CORNERSTONES AND IF THEY SHOULD GO BANKRUPTCY IF THEY GO TO DISAPPEAR, THEY PROBABLY WON’T OPEN FOR A VERY LONG TIME EVEN THE NEXT YEAR THEN TO KEEP THEM MADE TO KEEP ECONOMICALLY THEY ARE FACING. WE HAVE CREATED THIS FUND THAT THEY CAN APPLY TO THAT. THESE APPLICATIONS ARE STILL OPEN. ROUTE TUESDAY OCTOBER 13TH AND AGAIN, YOU CAN GO TO GOPHER GOF ER R DOT NH DOT-GOV BACKSLASH APPLY. THIS IS WHERE ALL OUR FUNDS ARE FOR ANY ECONOMIC RELIEF FUNDS WE ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE AND WE ONLY ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO ENTER AND CHECK IT. THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY IN THIS ONLY FOR EVERYONE IN THE STATE AND THEN I OPEN FOR QUESTIONS BUT I HAVE A NON COVID RELATED ARTICLE WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT TODAY STATE OF DEATH CONDITIONS OF DEATH WE HAVE ALL THE TIME BUT EVERY THURSDAY WE UPDATE THE POOR EXPECTATIONS AND WHERE THE STATE IF YOU WANT THROUGH THE STATE AND HOW UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVE TO UPDATE TODAY THE CONDITIONS ARE CONTINUOUS OUR CONDITIONS CONTINUE TO WORSE NOW THE 20% OF THE STATE OF THE NEW HAMPSHATO IS DYING WITH 95% IN WHAT WE CALL A SERIOUS VICE STATE. SO IN RESPONSE, I HAVE TALKED TO MANY INDIVIDUAL CITIZENS THAT THEIR WELLS ARE DRY AND HAVE PROBLEMS GETTING WATER FROM THEIR TRADITIONAL WATER SOURCES. SO IN ANSWER BEFORE TODAY, I TALKED TO SENATOR MORSE SENATOR MORSE DI SALEM WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE NEW HAMPSHIRE DRINKING WATER AND UNDERGROUND FUND CHUCK. MORSE HAS DONE EXCEPTIONAL WORK AND DIRECTLY HAS THE LARGEST INVESTMENTS IN CLEAN DRINKING WATER IN STATE HISTORY OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS. THEY HAVE DONE PHENOMENAL WORK. HE AND I TALK ABOUT HELPING CITIZENS WHO NEED TO TACKLE THESE CHALLENGES DRY AND THEN, WORKING WITH SENATOR MORSE, FORMALLY ASK COMMISSIONER BOB SCOTT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES TO SUBMIT A FORMAL REQUEST TO THAT COMMISSION FOR CREABLE AN EMERGENCY TRUST FUND TO HELP CREATE NEW WATER WELLS AND NEW RESOURCES FOR SOME OF OUR TOUGHEST CITIZENS. I HAVE BEEN VERY OUT THIS WEEK TALKING TO COMPANIES AND HOME OWNERS. I WAS IN WARREN THE SMALL TOWN OF WARREN BEAUTIFUL TOWN. BY THE WAY. I was up there, many of their wells were simply dry dug. WELLS MUST BE TRANSFORMED INTO DRILL. WELLS THAT CAN COST MANY THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO MAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY HAPPEN, BUT WE HAVE MONEY IN OUR TRUST FUND OF CLEAN DRINKING WATER THAT CHUCK HAS BORN THE EFFORTS AND SO WE ASK SOME OF THE EMERGENCY OF THIS DOLLARS HOW WE CAN OPEN THE OPPORTUNITY FOR SOME OF THESE CITIZENS TO REPAIR OR RE-DRILL THEIR WELLS AND MAKE SURE CLEAN DRINKING WATER IS AVAILABLE TO ALL IN THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. I KNOW IT WAS A LOT. WE APPRECIATE EVERYONE FOR CUSHIONING US WHEN WE TRY TO COME BACK TO COMPACT ALL IN ONE. PRESS CONFERENCE WEEK THAT MAY BE A LITTLE A LITTLE HEAVY BUT TELL YOU WE ARE STILL IN GOOD SHAPE ONE THING YOU KNOW, DR. CHEN AND I WAS TALKING ABOUT IS WHILE OUR NUMBERS KEEP UP. I think they will continue to grow, we can manage it through it, but people really have to take it, we both wear their MASS SOCIAL DISTANCE WORKING HANDS ALL THE BASIC THINGS WE HAVE DONE VERY WELL FOR THE FIRST SEVEN EIGHT MONTHS THROUGH THIS IF WE CONTINUE , THERE IS NO REASON WHY WE CANNOT MAKE SURE WE CAN CONTINUE TO MANAGE THROUGH WHAT COULD BE SOME OF THE LONGER TIMES TWICE, BUT WE ARE IN GOOD SHAPE IF IT IS THE PPE WE HAVE THE INCREDIBLE AMOUNT WE HAVE TO HAVE LET’S OPEN THINGS. I think we can do it intelligently. AND OBVIOUSLY THE ECONOMY IS SHOWING THAT WE ARE ON A GOOD TRACK TO BE ABLE TO MANAGE AND RETURN PEOPLE TO WORK WITH US. WE CAN OPEN QUESTIONS. Hey, good. GOOD AFTERNOON. HOW ARE YOU? WELL. THE QUESTION WAS UNKNOWN THE CHILDREN. BY TRANSMITTING, YOU KNOW IN A SCHOOL ATMOSPHERE OR WHAT COULD BE OR CHURCHES OR SOME OF THESE OTHER AREAS WHERE WE HAVE SEEN DISEASE GROUPS ARE THOSE AT THE HIGHEST RISK AND THE ANSWER IS QUICK INSTALLATION. AND YES. I THINK EVERYONE IS AT RISK OF TRANSMITTING IT TO A HIGHER LEVEL THAN WE BEFORE AS IT IS COLD WHEN OUR IMMUNE SYSTEMS ARE DELETED A LITTLE AND LIKE AGAIN, WE THINK THAT THERE ARE SOME I DON’T WANT THE PEOPLE TO GET THEM DAYS AGO, BUT PEOPLE REALLY MUST WEAR THEIR MAS AND TAKE IT SERIOUSLY. WE ARE NOT YET OUT OF THE WOODS WHEN OUR ECONOMY OPENS. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT I CAN THINK ABOUT RELAXING OUR PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY. SO WITH THE UNIVERSITY COMING BACK INTO THE GAME, THIS IS A BIG ISSUE SEEN SOME DIFFERENT CLUSTERS IN VARIOUS UNIVERSITIES, UH, AND OTHERS LIKE THE K TO 12 SCHOOLS. COME BACK. I go to dance on a hundred ninety-two thousand students. WE HAVE A HUNDRED OR SO CHILDREN FROM K TO 12, WHICH IS A FRACTION OF A FRACTION OF A PERCENTAGE. THE PROBLEM IS THE SCHOOLS REALLY ON THE QUARANTINE. THIS IS ONE THING WE SEE IF A SPORTS TEAM COULD MAYBE THAT ONE OR TWO CHILDREN OF A SPORTS TEAM HAVE VERY OFTEN BECAUSE THE TEAM IS ABLE TO INTERMINGLE AS MUCH THE WHOLE TEAM END TO GET FORTY. WE HAVE HAD SCHOOLS THAT HAVE CLOSED ALL AUTUMN SPORTS NOT BECAUSE EVERYBODY HAS COVID BUT BECAUSE THE FEW OF THE CHILDREN WHO HAVE COVID HAVE QUARANTED THE TEAMS FOR TWO WEEKS SO THAT IT WILL BE LIKE A DOUBLE WHAMMY DEVELOPING ALL THOSE AT DISTANCE FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS. SPORTS CANNOT BE PLAYED FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS. FINALLY PROBABLY LEADS TO A CANCELLATION. IN THEIR SEASON SO WE THINK THAT THE TRACKED CONTACT THAT WE MADE CAN HAPPEN ON THE FIELD, BUT A LOT OF SOCIAL ACTIVITIES ARE ALSO HAPPENED BY THESE TEAMS SPAGHETTI AT DINNER OR SOMETHING SIMILAR. AND SO THESE TEAMS WERE JUST WANT TO NOTIFY THE FOLKS AND BE VERY COGNIZING THAT EVEN IF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE REMAINS, YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE BEST STATES IN THE COUNTRY CAN AT YOUR POINT. IT CAN VERY EASILY PASS UNCONSCIOUSLY FROM PERSON TO PERSON BOTH CHILDREN AND ADULTS OR IN COLLEGES. THE WORKPLACE WHICH WEARS THE MASK IS SO IMPORTANT AND IT HAS BEEN PROVEN THAT WEARING THE MASK ABSOLUTELY WORKS TO ABSOLUTELY PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS TO MASTER BETTER THAN ONE IN A CONVERSATION THAT YOU CAN BE SAFE AND A BETTER SOCIAL DISTANCE DO IT ALL THEN WHEN YOU PUT IT ALL TOGETHER, THERE ARE MANY RISKS OUTSIDE. HOW YOU INDIVIDUAL IS NOTHING WHEN WE ASSUME SUCH PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY. WE HAVE TO KEEP IT UNTIL WE MANAGE IT, YOU KNOW, DR. CHAN AND I CAN’T GO TO ALL EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE STATE AND THE POLICE THEN IT IS NOT OUR JOB TO DO IT AND WE STILL REALLY DO NOT HAVE TO BECAUSE THE PEOPLE OF STATE DO A GOOD JOB OF THIS, RIGHT, BUT WE WANT TO REMEMBER THE PEOPLE THAT MATTER DI QUESTO IN MODO CHE QUELLA TRASMISSIONE ASINTOMATICA O QUELLA SCONOSCIUTA TRASMISSIONE PERCHÉ STIAMO TRASMETTENDO IL VIRUS PER COLORO CHE POTREBBERO AVER COMUNICATO CHE STANNO PERDENDO IL VIRUS MOLTO SPESSO ANCHE PRIMA DEI LORO SINTOMI E PU CONTATTARE È STATO UN ENORME VANTAGGIO PERCHÉ APPENA QUALCUNO È IDENTIFICATO POSSIAMO QUARANTENA MA SPESSO È PURTROPPO IL RESTO DELLA SQUADRA DEL GRUPPO IL RESTO DELLA CHIESA O QUALUNQUE SIA POTREBBE ESSERE QUARANTATO ANCHE. SCUSA PER QUELLA LUNGA RISPOSTA MA È UNA DOMANDA MOLTO IMPORTANTE. QUINDI GRAZIE IL PUNTO CHE STA FACENDO KEVIN È CHE UNA PERCENTUALE TANTO ALTA DELLE NOSTRE ZAMPE. IN ORA SIAMO SPECIFICAMENTE A NASHUA E MANCHESTER ENTRAMBE QUELLE COMUNITÀ HANNO I LORO ORDINI DI MASCHERE IN POSIZIONE. Penso che le persone stiano facendo del loro meglio per prenderle. SUL SERIO. SONO SOLO AREE PIÙ DENSAMENTE POPOLATE CHE PARLANO NATURALMENTE. VEDRETE SEMPRE CHE LO SCOPPIO SIA PIÙ PERTINENTE NELLE AREE DENSAMENTE POPOLATE. CHE SIA NEW YORK E BOSTON O CHE SIA NATURALE E MANCHESTER. È PROBABILE CHE LA VOSTRA SFORTUNATA CI VENGA A CAUSA DI COME FUNZIONANO LE COMUNITÀ, COSÌ IN ORA NON CERCIAMO DI ADOTTARE MISURE AGGIUNTIVE SPECIFICAMENTE ALL’INTERNO DI QUESTE COMUNITÀ, MA È SEMPRE QUALCOSA CHE SIAMO DISPOSTI A GUARDARE A SECONDA DI QUESTE COMUNITÀ CHE QUANTO ELEVANO QUESTI TASSI DI POSITIVITÀ PERCENTUALI QUALI ALTRE RESTRIZIONI POTREBBERO ESSERE POSSIBILI IN QUESTE COMUNITÀ E FINCHÉ QUESTE RESTRIZIONI NON SONO SOLO RESTRIZIONI PER LA RESTRIZIONE FINO A QUANDO NOI CREDIAMO SALUTAMENTE CHE CI SONO AREE CHE SI TROVANO DOVE SI TROVANO IL CONTACT TRACING CI DICE DOVE POTREBBE ESSERE LA DIFFUSIONE E CHE, PER QUESTO, OTTENIAMO RISULTATI DI SALUTE MIGLIORI. I THINK AT LEAST THOUGHT ABOUT THE DOLLAR AMOUNT. I THINK WE’LL TALK WITH SENATOR MORSE AND BOB SCOTT WILL LOOK AT WHAT THE NEED IS I CAN TELL YOU THAT THERE’S HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF WELLS ACROSS THE STATE AT LEAST A FEW THOUSAND OR FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ON AVERAGE. I’M BALLPARKING NUMBERS HERE. SO YOU’RE LOOKING AT A FEW MILLION DOLLARS AT LEAST IN LUCKILY THE TRUST FUND HAS IT. I DON’T KNOW WHAT I’D BE WILLING TO EXPEND AND CREATE BUT I THINK IT’S DEFINITELY IN THE SEVEN DIGIT RANGE TO AND WE WILL LOOK TO GET IT UP AND RUNNI AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. AND YOU MEASURE THE LOOKING AT THE WELLS. YES, WHETHER IT’S A DOUG WELL OR A DRILLED WELL OR GOING FROM A DOUG TO A DRILLED. WELL DUG. WELLS CAN BE A SHALLOW SIX FEET. I MEAN THEY CAN MAKE APPOINTED. WELL CAN BE VERY VERY SHALLOW DRILLED WELLS CAN BE A THOUSAND FEET. SO OBVIOUSLY A DRILLED WELL IS MORE EXPENSIVE BUT SOMETIMES THAT’S WHERE YOU NEED TO GO MAYBE GOING FROM A SIX TO TEN FOOT DOUG WELL TO A HUNDRED FOOTER OR A HUNDRED TWENTY FOOT DRILLED. WELL THAT COULD COST FOR $5,000 DEPENDING ON ON THE NEED. SO YEAH, I THINK THERE’S A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES BUT IT WOULD BE INDIVIDUAL BUT IT’S I THINK SPECIFICALLY TO THE WELLS IS WHAT REALLY WHAT WE’RE LOOKING AT RIGHT NOW, BUT I’D ALSO LOOK TO THE COMMISSIONER AND THE DRINKING WATER COMMISSION IF THEY HAVE BETTER IDEAS, THAT’S FINE. BUT WE JUST WANT FOLKS TO KNOW THAT WE ARE ADDRESSING RECOGNIZING THE SITUATION. WE’RE GOING TO PUT THE FUNDS OUT THERE TO ADDRESS IT. WE DON’T WANT ANYONE TO GO WITHOUT. DRINKING WATER DON’T THINK CLUSTERS AT CHURCHES IS A NEW THING. SO WE’VE WE’VE BEEN WORKING ON CLUSTERS IN A VARIETY OF VERY PUBLIC SETTINGS WHERE PEOPLE CONGREGATE CHURCHES ARE ONE AREAS, BUT YOU CAN TALK ABOUT A WEDDING OR SPORTS TEAM OR A VARIETY OF OTHER AREAS WHERE PEOPLE JUST GENERALLY CONGREGATE SO OUR POLICIES AROUND DOING PUBLIC NOTIFICATION IS, YOU KNOW, CAN WE IDENTIFY EVERYBODY THAT’S BEEN A CLOSE CONTACT AND SOME CHURCHES DO A GREAT JOB. THEY WHAT MAYBE LOG IN THEIR CONGREGATION OR DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT SO THAT THEY’RE ABLE TO PINPOINT EVERYBODY. THAT WAS AT SERVICE THAT DAY. I DON’T YOU KNOW YOUR HIGH RISK WHEREVER YOU CHOOSE TO CONGREGATE AND AND I WOULDN’T I WOULDN’T SET OUT AND SAY CHURCHES ARE A SPECIFIC ISSUE. WHAT I WOULD SAY IS ANY TIME THAT YOU GET A GROUP OF FIFTY OR A HUNDRED PEOPLE THAT GET IN AN INDOOR SPACE IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH OUT MASS AND YOU KNOW IS THEY’RE SINGING. IS THERE SPEAKING LOUDLY PUT YOU AT RISK WHETHER THAT IS A CHURCH OR A BIRTHDAY PARTY. THAT’S YOU KNOW, IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT WE WOULD SAY IS THAT IT’S HIGH RISK IF YOUR INDOOR DOING OF THOSE THINGS. THIS QUESTIONS ON THE PHONE. COMES FROM PAULA TRACEY WITH IN-DEPTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE PAULA, PLEASE GO AHEAD AND QUESTION. WELL, PAULA, I SAW YOUR SEAT WAS EMPTY WHEN I WALKED IN A SMALL TEAR CAME TO MY EYE. HOPE YOU’RE DOING OKAY. YES, ABSOLUTELY. I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT WE CAN NOT JUST MANAGE WHAT OUR NEEDS OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT LEVEL BUT PROVIDE THE RELIEF TO FOR LODGE FOR HOTELS LODGES RESTAURANTS BY ANOTHER REDUCTION IN THE ROOMS AND MEALS TAX AND IT’S EXACTLY WHAT I’LL BE ASKING FOR MY NEXT BUDGET. HAS DIFFERENT STRUCTURES FOR SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS LIKE EVERY HAS DIFFERENT TEACHER CONTRACTS THEMSELVES. THAT WOULD BE POTENTIALLY A COVID RELATED COSTS THAT COULD BE REIMBURSED UNDER BOTH THEIR EDUCATION MONEY OR EVEN THE DOLLARS THAT WE SENT BACK TO CITIES AND TOWNS. SO IF THERE ARE ADDITIONAL COST IN NEEDS BECAUSE OF THAT DEMAND FOR ADDITIONAL TEACHERS ADDITIONAL BUS DRIVERS ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATORS, WHATEVER IT IS. YES, THAT IS ALL AVAILABLE. I THINK UNDER THE CARES ACT AND WE STAND READY SO I KNOW THAT THE LEGISLATIVE ADVISORY GROUP THAT WE SET UP AS PART OF GO. IS GOING TO BE DISCUSSING ADDITIONAL SCHOOL FUNDING I BELIEVE NEXT WEEK. I THINK THERE WERE THEY HAD A SMALL DISCUSSION THIS WEEK. I THINK THEY’RE GOING TO TAKE IT UP AGAIN NEXT WEEK. AND SO I’M GOING TO KIND OF LOOK TO THEM A LITTLE BIT TO SEE WHAT THEY’RE HEARING FROM THE PUBLIC AND AGAIN MAKING SURE THAT WHATEVER ADDITIONAL RELIEF WE CAN PROVIDE TO SCHOOLS. IT’S SOMETHING THAT WE CAN ALL AGREE ON AND MOVE FORWARD WITH BUT THE ANSWER IS YES, IT’S YOU KNOW, THE SUBSTITUTE TEACHER ISSUE IS SOMETHING THAT WE STARTED THINKING ABOUT BACK IN JUNE AND JULY. WE JUST KNEW THAT THAT THIS WAS LIKE GOING TO HAPPEN. SO JUST FINDING FOLKS IS ONE OF THE CHALLENGES. IT’S NOT JUST PAY. IT’S JUST FINDING FOLKS TO COME IN. IT’S REALLY WEIRD WHAT THE ISSUES WERE FACING BACK IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY WITH A LACK OF WORKFORCE. WE’VE COME ALMOST FULL CIRCLE HERE IN THE SENSE THAT WE’RE HAVING MORE WORKFORCE ISSUES ALL ACROSS THE STATE. SO WHETHER IT’S IN SCHOOLS OR FINDING SOMEONE TO WORK AT THE DUNKIN DONUTS ALL ACROSS ITS IT’S A REAL NEED SO IF WHATEVER WE CAN DO TO PROVIDE THOSE RESOURCES TO HELP THOSE ADDITIONAL COSTS, THAT WOULD BE BORN AND DUE TO COVID WE’RE GOING TO BE THERE FOR HIM. GOVERNOR OUR NEXT QUESTION COMES FROM MICHAEL GRAHAM WITH ANNA HAMPSHIRE JOURNAL MICHAEL, PLEASE G AHEAD WITH YOUR QUESTION. A COUPLE QUESTIONS THERE THE FIRST ONE IS THERE ANY CONNECTION THAT WE’VE IDENTIFIED BETWEEN THE REOPENING OF SCHOOLS AND DEATHS AT LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES? AND I THINK THAT THE SHORT ANSWER IS THAT NO WE HAVEN’T SEEN ANY CLEAR CONNECTION WITH THAT SAID, HOWEVER, WE KNOW AND I WANT TO TIE BOTH OF THESE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY. WE KNOW THAT WHAT HAPPENS IN THE COMMUNITY. IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION IS GOING TO IMPACT BOTH SCHOOLS AND LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES, RIGHT? SO WE’VE BEEN IT’S BEEN GOOD THAT OVER THE SUMMER. WE’VE SEEN SUCH A DRAMATIC DECREASE IN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE DYING FROM COVID-19. AND SO THE NUMBER OF DEATHS FROM COVID-19 CONTINUES TO BE LOW IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, BUT CERTAINLY WE REMAIN CONCERNED WITH ANY ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS IN THE COMMUNITY SUBSEQUENTLY IMPACTING NOT ONLY SCHOOLS, BUT ALSO LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES, SO I’M SORT OF SORT OF REDIRECTING THE FLOW DIAGRAM THERE IF YOU WILL REGARDING YOUR SECOND QUESTION ABOUT THE INCREASES THAT WE’VE SEEN IN SOME OF THE SOUTHERN PARTS OF THE STATE AND IN NASHUA AND ALSO IN MANCHESTER, I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT GO BACK TO WHAT I THINK THE COMMISSIONER MENTIONED AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I HAD BROUGHT UP IN SOME OF THE OPENING REMARKS, WHICH IS THE HIGHEST RISK ACTIVITIES HERE FOR SPREADING COVID-19 REALLY ARE GOING TO BE THE UNCONTROLLED SOCIAL GATHERINGS AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT WHERE YOU HAVE MULTIPLE PEOPLE BEING BROUGHT TOGETHER. THOSE ARE THE CROWDS. THOSE ARE THE GATHERINGS WHERE PEOPLE MAY BE IN CLOSE CLOSE CONFINED SPACES IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH ONE ANOTHER. THOSE ARE REALLY GOING TO BE THE HIGHEST RISK ACTIVITIES WHERE WE HAVE SEEN NOT NECESSARILY JUST IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, BUT AROUND THE COUNTRY WE HAVE SEEN COVID BE ABLE TO SPREAD VERY VERY EASILY WHAT WE CALL SUPER SPREADER EVENTS. AND SO IF THERE’S ONE THING I THINK TO FOCUS ON AROUND CONTROLLING COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION. IT’S TRYING TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO LIMIT THOSE TYPES OF GATHERINGS AND IT’S THERE’S NOT ONE PARTICULAR TYPE. IT’S NOT, YOU KNOW NECESSARY NECESSARILY CHURCHES OR BIRTHDAY PARTIES OR WEDDINGS OR THERE ARE MULTIPLE SITUATIONS WHERE PEOPLE CAN FIND THEMSELVES IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH OTHER PEOPLE IN CROWDS OR LARGE GATHERINGS AND ENDURE CONFINED SPACES, AND SO A LOT OF THE GUIDANCE THAT WE HAVE OUT THERE REALLY IS FOCUSED ON IMPLEMENTING MULTIPLE LAYERS OF PROTECTION. PREVENT THOSE KIND OF SUPER SPREADER EVENTS, YOU KNOW, THAT’S NOT JUST NOT JUST CLOTH FACE MASKS. ALTHOUGH CLOTH FACE MASKS ARE ONE OF THE WAYS TO MINIMIZE RISK. IT’S SOCIAL DISTANCING. IT’S AVOIDING THE CROWDED SPACES TO BEGIN WITH PEOPLE ARE CONDUCTING GROUP ACTIVITIES HAVE THEM OUTDOORS WHERE THERE’S GOOD VENTILATION WHERE RISK IS MINIMIZED. SO REALLY THE FOCUS ON CONTROLLING THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 NEEDS TO BE ON IMPLEMENTATION OF ALL OF THESE MEASURES. NOT JUST YOU KNOW ONE MEASURE OR VERSUS THE OTHER. THANKS. THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE IS PROBABLY THE WORST IDEA I’VE EVER HEARD FOR THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. IT IS A DISASTER AND THAT IS NOT FOR REPUBLICANS OR DEMOCRATS OR MILLION OF US THAT HAVE A NATIONAL VOICE IN TERMS OF THE LEADERSHIP OF THIS COUNTRY THAT HAVE A NATIONAL VOICE THAT DON’T THAT UNDERSTAND THAT ARE FOUR ELECTORAL VOTES ARE VERY IMPORTANT. OTHERWISE, WE’RE ESSENTIALLY JUST GIVING THE POWER OF OUR VOTE IF YOU WILL TO THE LARGE CITIES TO THE BOSTON’S TO THE NEW YORK’S TO THE CHICAGO’S IN THE SAN FRANCISCO’S AND LOS ANGELES. I MEAN YOU GET COMPLETELY LOST IN THE MIX. YOU’LL NEVER HAVE ANOTHER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WALK THROUGH OUR DOORS I YOU GOT THROUGH THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE APPALLING THAT ANYBODY WOULD SUPPORT SUCH AN IDEA FRANKLY. I GET IT IF YOU’RE FROM NEW YORK, OR YOU’RE FROM BOSTON. YEAH SURE. YOU WANT TO GET RID OF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE SO THAT YOU GET ALL THE ATTENTION THAT YOUR VOICE IS THE ONE THAT REALLY DRIVES THE NATIONAL MESSAGE, BUT LITTLE OLD NEW HAMPSHIRE HAS ONE OF THE MOST TRIED-AND-TRUE SYSTEMS NOT JUST WITH VOTING WITH ACTUALLY DEMANDING THAT CANDIDATES LOOK US IN THE EYE THAT THERE’S REAL ACCOUNTABILITY AS INDIVIDUALS THAT THERE’S CONNECTION THERE THAT IT’S NOT JUST BIG ADVERTISING AND BIG DOLLARS THAT DRIVE THE WAY THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE IS PROBABLY MORE IMPORTANT TO NEW HAMPSHIRE THAN ALMOST ANY OTHER STATE IN THE COUNTRY BECAUSE WE LEAD THE CHARGE BECAUSE WE DO SUCH A GOOD JOB AND SETTING THAT GOLD STANDARD THAT OTHER STATES ARE ALWAYS TRYING TO EMULATE IT’S BECAUSE OF THAT SO I THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL ISSUE FROM A REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRAT STANDPOINT ANYONE SUPPORTING GETTING RID OF THAT HAS TO REALLY RETHINK WHETHER THERE’S PART OF A NATIONAL MOVEMENT OR REALLY THEY’RE PUTTING THE THE CONSIDERATION AND THE VOICE OF OUR CITIZENS FIRST AND FOREMOST AND I BELI EVE AS ELECTED OFFICIALS THAT’S ALWAYS WHAT IT HAS TO BE. GOVERNOR OUR LAST QUESTION COMES FROM TONY CHANELA WITH PATCH TONY G AHEAD WITH YOUR QUESTION. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE QUESTION. IT’S A VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION BECAUSE WE HEAR THE SAME CONCERNS. WE’VE HEARD THESE COMMENTS MADE. AT THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS THAT THEY DON’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY FOR PPE. THEY DON’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY FOR THIS OR THAT SO THEREFORE THEY CAN’T OPEN THEY CAN’T PROVIDE MORE OPPORTUNITY. I DON’T KNOW HOW MANY TIMES I’VE SAID IT AT THESE MEETINGS. I DON’T KNOW HOW MANY TIMES FRANK A TABLEAU THE COMMISSION OF EDUCATION HAS SET IT TO THE SUPERINTENDENT’S THE AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS IS NOT THE ISSUE. WE HAVE AS YOU POINTED OUT WE HAVE FUNDS HERE AT THE STATE. THEY CAN BE REALLOCATED TO THE SCHOOL’S. IT’S SOMETHING THAT WE’RE CURRENTLY LOOKING AT AND THERE’S LITERALLY TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS THAT ARE STILL NOT DRAWN DOWN FROM THE EDUCATION FUNDS OR THE FUNDS. WE PROVIDE DIRECT FUNDS BE PROVIDED TO CITIES AND TOWNS FOR DIRECT COVID RELIEF. THOSE COULD BE USED TO SO THEY ACTUALLY HAVE TWO POTS OF MONEY. THEY COULD BE DRAWING FROM FOUR TOWNS THAT HAVE EXPIRED BOTH OF THOSE FUNDS. I KNOW THAT LEGISLATIVE ADVISORY BOARD IS LOOKING AT A FORMULA WHERE MORE MONEY CAN GO OUT WE’RE GOING TO ABSOLUTELY DO THAT, BUT WE GET VERY FEW ACTUAL REQUEST FOR DOLLARS. WE’VE HAD A WE HAVE HAD SOME BUT IT’S NOTHING WE CAN’T HANDLE THE MONEY’S THERE AND ANYONE SAYING THAT BECAU WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY THERE. WE CAN’T OPEN I THINK THE PARENTS AND THE TEACHERS NEED TO ASK TOUGH QUESTIONS BECAUSE THE MONEY IS AVAILABLE. IT IS ABSOLUTELY AVAILABLE FOR PPE FOR TESTING FOR SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS FOR WHATEVER IS NEEDED. THAT’S HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO GET THESE KIDS BACK INTO THE CLASSROOMS. AND SO EVERYBODY SHOULD BE QUESTIONING THAT WHEN THEY HEAR THAT AT A SCHOOL BOARD MEETING OR WHATEVER. IT MIGHT BE. IT’S SIMPLY NOT TRUE. IT IS ABSOLUTELY SIMPLY NOT TRUE. I MEAN THE IN THE CITY OF MANCHESTER ALONE TOOK THREE AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS OF SURE, IF INFRASTRUCTURE MONEY, WE SENT THEM THEY COULD HAVE USED IT TO BUY COMPUTERS OR WHATEVER THEY WANTED AND THEY ACTUALLY DECIDED NOT TO USE IT FOR THEIR SCHOOLS, WHICH WAS ASTOUNDING AND NOW THEY WANT MORE MONEY FOR THEIR SCHOOLS. THAT’S WHAT WE’RE GOING TO BE THERE. WE’RE GONNA BE THERE FOR THEM. WE’LL TAKE CARE OF IT, BUT I’M NOT SURE HOW THEY’RE MANAGING THEIR FINANCES THEIR ONE WAY OR ANOTHER WE’RE GOING TO GET IT DONE WHETHER IT’S MANCHESTER WHETHER IT’S PITTSFIELD WHETHER IT’S A LITTLE NEWFIELDS NEW HAMPSHIRE IF DISTRICTS NEED FUNDS THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY AVAILABLE AND PARENTS AND SHOULD NOT ACCEPT THAT AS TYPE OF EXCUSE FOR WHY THEY’RE NOT OPENING WE CAN HELP THEM GET PPE WE HAVE STORAGES OF PPE WE CAN HELP GET THE FUNDS THAT THEY NEED. WE NOW HAVE THE BY NEXT CARD. SO THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE PLENTY OF TESTING IF KIDS HAVE SNIFFLES THAT CAN GO GET THERE. THEY’RE ANTIGEN TEST VERY QUICK WITH ALMOST IMMEDIATE RESULTS. WE HAVE THE CONTACT TRACING THAT WE’RE DOING ALL THOSE TOOLS OF SUCCESS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED OVER THE PAST FEW FEW MONTHS IN THE SCHOOLS THAT ARE OPEN AS YOU SAW FROM THIS THE 85 PERCENT OF SCHOOLS THAT ARE OPEN. WE DON’T HAVE ANY OUTBREAKS. NOW WE HAVE CASES, BUT WE DON’T HAVE ANY OUTBREAKS WHICH MEANS IT TAKES A LITTLE EXTRA WORK, BUT IT IS ABSOLUTELY MANAGEABLE TO FIND SUCCESS FOR THESE KIDS AND THAT HAS TO BE THE PRIORITY GETTING THE KIDS BACK INTO THE CLASSROOM SAFE AND HEALTHY HAS BEEN SHOWN TO BE DONE THAT HAS TO BE THE PRIORITY FOR EVERY SINGLE SCHOOL IN EVERY SINGLE SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE STATE. NO MORE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS GOVERNOR. GREAT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. YES. FROM COVID I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD BE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT COVID. YEAH, I COMPLETELY DISAGREE WITH THAT THAT SENTIMENT THAT CAME OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE. I THINK IT’S WE’RE STILL VERY MUCH IN IN THIS THE COVID VIRUS DIDN’T GET WEAKER. IF ANYTHING I SYSTEMS ARE GETTING WEAKER. RIGHT THE COVID VIRUS DIDN’T GO AWAY. IT’S AT A CRATE DIDN’T DROP ITS ABILITY TO INFECT A HUNDRED PEOPLE IN A MATTER OF AN HOUR AT A CLOSE GATHERING SETTING THAT HASN’T DETERIORATED ONE BIT. SO WHY ALL OF A SUDDEN WOULD BE PULLING BACK ON OUR MESSAGING MAKES ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE HERE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. WE KEEP THAT MESSAGE ELEVATED. WE WANT PEOPLE TO WEAR THEIR MASKS SOCIAL DISTANCE. IT’S JUST AS DANGEROUS IF NOT MORE NOW THAT WE’RE RENTING AT FALL SEASON WE WERE TALKING ABOUT BACK. JUNE AND JULY WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE NUMBERS RISING IN THE FALL BACK THEN SO WE’VE PLANNED FOR THIS WE’VE ANTICIPATED. WE’VE BUILT OUR STOCKPILES. WE’VE GOT OUR TESTING WE ARE READY, BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT NUMBERS WILL GO UP. IT’S GOING TO BE CONCERNING AND WE ARE WE ALL SHOULD BE CONCERNED AND WE SHOULD TAKE THAT VERY SERIOUSLY NOT JUST FOR OUR OWN HEALTH AND SAFETY, BUT FOR THOSE WE INTERACT WITH OUR LOVED ONES OUR PARENTS THE ELDERLY THOSE WITH UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS YOU WALK INTO A STORE. YOU DON’T KNOW IF SOMEONE NEXT TO YOU HAS AN IN HEALTH CONDITION THEY HAVE ASTHMA EVEN SOMETHING LIKE OBESITY CAN BE A VERY SEVERE UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITION WITH THIS OR SOMEONE. THAT’S ELDERLY THAT’S WHY IT’S SO IMPORTANT TO TAKE THAT EXTRA STEP BACK TO GIVE SOMEONE THEIR SPACE TO MAKE SURE YOU’RE WEARING YOUR MASK. IT’S JUST AS DANGEROUS TODAY AS IT WAS BACK IN MARCH AND WHEN WE DIDN’T HAVE THE TOOLS AND RESOURCES NECESSARILY WE SAW THE NUMBERS REALLY CLIMB BACK IN APRIL WRIGHT ARE PERCENT POSITIVITY AT FIFTEEN TWENTY PERCENT, BUT AS WE IMPLEMENTED A LOT OF T TOOLS AND RESOURCES, WE GOT SMART. REALLY ABOUT WHAT WE’RE DOING AND HOW WE’RE DOING IT. WE ABLE TO REALLY ALLOW THINGS TO FLEX OPEN IN A SAFE WAY. KEEP OUR NUMBERS DOWN. MAKE SURE THE TESTING IS THERE SO I JUST CAN’T EMPHASIZE IT ENOUGH. WE ARE VERY MUCH STILL IN THIS END WILL BE FOR QUITE SOME TIME THROUGH CHRISTMAS THROUGH THE EARLY PART OF NEXT YEAR. THIS IS GOING TO BE WITH US. NO WAY. I SHOULD THINK THAT IT’S IT’S GOING AWAY AND YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A VERY SERIOUS APPROACH TO IT. IT’S THAT IS ALLOWED US TO BE SUCCESSFUL AND WE’RE GOING TO MAINTAIN THAT VIGILAN ALL THE WAY THROUGH THOUGHT OF THAT TOO MUCH. IT’S SOMETHING THAT WE COULD DO DOWN THE ROAD. I DON’T KNOW IF WE’VE HAD ANY OUTBREAKS OR I GUESS I COULD LOOK AT THE TRACING SEE IF THAT’S THAT’S A PLACE, YOU KNOW PLACES LIKE A IT’S NOT ABOUT THE INDIVIDUAL STORE. I THINK IT’S AGAIN IF IF FOLKS WEREN’T WEARING THEIR MASS AND I THINK DOING THE RIGHT THING AND SO FAR. I THINK THEY’VE BEEN DOING A VERY VERY GOOD JOB. I THINK THAT WOULD BE ONE THING WHERE WE START REALLY POUNDING DOWN ON ADDITIONAL MASS COORDINATES IS AND WE CAN STILL DO THAT. WE HAVE THAT CARD TO PLAY AND SO I’VE ALWAYS SAID IN SOME WAYS. IT’S THE LAST ONE OF THE LAST CARDS YOU CAN PLAY RIGHT HOW MUCH MORE RESTRICTIVE CAN YOU GET THAN YOU KNOW FORCING MASS OTHER THAN GOING TO A SHELTER OR FULL SHELTER IN PLACE ORDER OR SOMETHIN OF THAT NATURE. SO WE GET THE CONTACT TRACING THERE, BUT NOTHING WE WERE GIVING CONSIDERATION TO RIGHT NOW. U IF YOU WOULD GIVE THEM PERMISSION TO DO THE ABSENTEE BALLOT PRIOR TO CLOSING THE POLLS. JUST TO REITERATE THE QUESTION A LITTLE BIT. I DID RECEIVE A LETTER FROM A LOT OF THE CLERKS AND CITIES AND TOWNS ASKING FOR MORE FLEXIBILITY FOR HOW THEY HANDLE THE ABSENTEE BALLOTS KNOWING THAT WE DID A GREAT JOB IN SEPTEMBER, BUT THEY’LL LIKELY BE A LOT MORE OBVIOUSLY IS GOING TO BE MORE VOTERS IN NOVEMBER AND THEY JUST WANT MORE TIME TO HANDLE THAT I SENT THAT LETTER ONTO THE I’M ON THE BALLOT SO I HAVE TO BE A LITTLE CAREFUL. I DON’T WANT ANYTHING TO DO ANYTHING THAT WOULD INFLUENCE THE BALLOT ONE WAY OR THE OTHER GIVEN THAT I’M ON IT. SO I HAD THE SECRETARY STATE WHICH I’VE ALWAYS SAID IS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY. I’M GOING FAST FOR DAVID. I’M SORRY. I FEEL BAD. I THINK THE SECRETARY OF STATE AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO LOOK AT THOSE REQUESTS. I BELIEVE WHAT THEY CAME BACK WITH WAS THE IDEA. YOU CAN’T TAKE SOMEONE OFF THE VOTER ROLL BECAUSE YOU RECEIVE THEIR ABSENTEE BALLOT BECAUSE AN INDIVIDUAL ACTUALLY ALWAYS HAS THE RIGHT TO GO IN ON ELECTION DAY AND VOTE EVEN THOUGH THEY SUBMITTED AN ABSENTEE BALLOT AND BASICALLY CANCELS THE STEVE A BALLOT SO YOU DON’T WANT TO TAKE SOMEONE OFF THE ROLLS BECAUSE THEN THEY COULD GO IN AND VOTE, BUT THERE MAY BE ANOTHER WAY TO INDICATE THAT THEIR ABSENTEE HAD BEEN SUBMITTED AND THAT IN ITSELF ALLOWS THE CLERK’S A LITTLE MORE TIME AND FLEXIBILITY TO MANAGE THE OVERWHELMING NUMBER OF ABSENTEES THAT ARE LIKELY TO COME IN. SO I THINK THE SHOULD THE THAT’S A LONG WAY OF SAYING THE SECRETARY OF STATE AND ATTORNEY GENERAL ARE WORKING DIRECTLY WITH THE CITIES AND TOWNS TO MAKE SURE THEY’RE ADDRESSING THEIR ISSUE. I DON’T THINK THEY CAN D WHAT THE CLERK’S ASKED BUT THEY CAN DEFINITELY PROVIDE SOME FLEXIBILITY SO THAT THE ISSUE ITSELF IS REMEDIED IF THAT’S THAT MAKES SENSE. SORRY FOR GOING SO FAST E HE’S SO GOOD. I DON’T KNOW HOW I DON’T KNOW HOW YOU KEEP UP. OKAY. NOTHING ELSE GOOD GREAT. WELL, THANK YOU GUYS. I KNOW THAT WAS A LOT TODAY. WE APPRECIATE EVERYONE HAVING SOME TIME FOR THE MOST PART ALL GOOD NEWS, BUT REALLY AS WE TALKED ABOUT A COUPLE DIFFERENT TIMES TODAY WHERE THAT MASS. SOCIAL DISTANCING BE CAREFUL OF GROUP SETTINGS. WE’RE STILL GETTING THESE CLUSTERS OF ILLNESS AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WHETHER IT’S IN A SCHOOL OR JUST AT A BACKYARD PARTY OR A SPAGHETTI DINNER, WHATEVER IT IS, PLEASE PLEASE BE CAREFUL ABOUT THOSE INTERACTIONS MAINTAIN THAT SOCIAL DISTANCING AND IF WE DO THAT EVEN TO AS OUR NUMBERS INCREASE, IT WON’T
NH COVID information: What you need to know
Officials detail number of coronavirus cases
More than 9,200 Granite Staters have tested positive for coronavirus disease COVID-19, which was first detected last year in Wuhan City, China. The outbreak was labeled a pandemic by the World Health Organization in mid-March.>> Download the FREE WMUR app | *Full press conference in the video above was held Oct. 8, 2020* New Hampshire data:Number of overall COVID-19 cases: 9,208Number of deaths attributed to COVID-19: 456Number of patients who have recovered: 8,014Number of active cases: 738Number of people who have been hospitalized: 752Number of current hospitalizations: 17Number of pending COVID-19 tests: at least 874Number of total COVID-19 (PCR) tests: 293,921Number of total antibody tests: 31,543Number of people being monitored: 3,500 (approximate number) Number of MIS-C cases: 1Average number of COVID-19 tests each day over last seven days (includes UNH data): 7,947Average number tests for antibodies each day over last seven days: 40** Town-by-town COVID-19 case data: Interactive map | Text-only list **>> Latest worldwide coronavirus data | Interactive map from Johns Hopkins University | CDC guidelines on coronavirusKEY DATESOn Oct. 2, health officials began adding antigen test results to the totals because the rapid tests are becoming more widely used. That resulted in an apparent spike in positive cases, as positive antigen tests from over the course of the pandemic were added. One additional death and five hospitalizations related to positive antigen tests were also added.On Sept. 24, the governor said that all restaurants can move tables closer than 6 feet as long as there is a protective divider in place between tables. On Aug. 21, the governor announced that all New Hampshire restaurants could open at 100% capacity, though they still must following distancing and mask guidelines.On Aug. 11, the governor announced that masks would be required at all scheduled gatherings of 100 or more people. On July 14, officials announced the plan to reopen schools in the fall. On June 15, the stay-at-home order expired and was replaced by a safer-at-home advisory. A key difference is that the requirement that all groups must be fewer than 10 people is no longer in place. On May 22, officials announced the state’s first case of MIS-C in a child. On March 23, officials announced the state’s first death of a patient diagnosed with COVID-19. On March 13, the governor first declared a state of emergency, which ensures resources will be ready so the state is able to respond quickly, as needed. This has been renewed and is currently active. It needs to be renewed every three weeks while an emergency is ongoing in order to remain active.KEY LOCAL INFORMATION>> Latest coronavirus coverage from WMURSafety tips for Halloween from DHHS List of cities, towns with mask rules in placeInformation about coronavirus testingUnemployment information Guidelines about wearing cloth masks in public >> DHHS information: Coronavirus in New Hampshire | Volunteering opportunities | How to donate 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** Town-by-town COVID-19 case data: Interactive map | Text-only list **POSSIBLE COMMUNITY EXPOSUREState health officials say people who were seated at a bar recently at Jumpin’ Jay’s Fish Café may have been exposed to COVID-19. A person with a confirmed case of COVID might have exposed patrons during the following times:Wednesday, Sept. 30, between 5 and 9 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 1, between 5 and 9 p.m.Friday, Oct. 2, between 5 and 10 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 3, between 5 and 10 p.m.Sunday, Oct. 4, between 5 and 9 p.m.ACTIVE OUTBREAKS AT FACILITIES IN STATEThe following facilities have seen confirmed cases in residents and/or staff in recent days or weeks, according to officials: Bedford Hills Center in BedfordPine Rock Manor in ConcordWarde Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Windham SYMPTOMSOfficials said symptoms might appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure.Symptoms include:Fever or chillsCoughDifficulty breathing or shortness of breathFatigueMuscle or body achesNew loss of taste or smellSore throatCongestion or runny noseNausea or vomitingDiarrhea According to the CDC, emergency warning signs for COVID-19 include:Difficulty breathing or shortness of breathPersistent pain or pressure in the chestNew confusionInability to wake or stay awakeBluish lips or face PROTECTING YOURSELFThe best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus, officials said.Here are ways to protect yourself:Frequent hand-washing with soap and water (or hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol) for at least 20 secondsAvoid close contact through social distancing (at least 6 feet from someone)Stay homePREVENTING THE SPREADThere are steps that can be taken to avoid spreading coronavirus:Covering coughs and sneezes and then washing hands afterwardStay home and avoid public places when sickAvoid being within 6 feet of a person when sickDisinfect frequently touched surfacesAvoid sharing drinks, smoking/vaping devices or other utensils or objects that may transmit saliva Wear cloth face coverings when near other people in public CURRENT TESTING PROCEDURES>> More information about testing << Testing is available for active COVID-19 infections and for antibodies, which would indicate evidence of past infection.All Granite Staters, whether they have symptoms or not, are now allowed to get tested and are being encouraged to do so. Visit this link to learn more. UNEMPLOYMENTTens of thousands of Granite Staters have filed for unemployment, and hundreds of millions of dollars have been paid out. Here's what you need to know about how to file and if you're eligible. REMOTE LEARNINGOnline instruction became the new normal for schools across the state this past school year. Many districts have some form of remote learning this fall, as well. Here are important resources if your children are learning from home. RECENT COVERAGE** See the latest headlines at this link. **You are also encouraged to subscribe to the daily coronavirus newsletter to get the latest updates in your inbox.NATIONAL UPDATESMore than 7.7 million people in the country have been infected with the virus and more than 214,000 people have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.More than half of U.S. states are seeing an increase in new COVID-19 cases, with five states -- Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Tennessee and Vermont -- reporting a jump of more than 50% in one week. Only Maine, Texas and Washington are reporting fewer new daily cases on average from last week. The number of new cases is holding steady in 16 states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, South Carolina and Wisconsin.Another 20,000 COVID-19 deaths by the end of the month are "inevitable," according to a former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The estimate is based on the number of infections "that have already occurred," Dr. Tom Frieden said Saturday, during CNN's "Coronavirus: Facts and Fears" town hall.
More than 9,200 Granite Staters have tested positive for coronavirus disease COVID-19, which was first detected last year in Wuhan City, China. The outbreak was labeled a pandemic by the World Health Organization in mid-March.
>> Download the FREE WMUR app | *Full press conference in the video above was held Oct. 8, 2020*
New Hampshire data:
- Number of overall COVID-19 cases: 9,208
- Number of deaths attributed to COVID-19: 456
- Number of patients who have recovered: 8,014
- Number of active cases: 738
- Number of people who have been hospitalized: 752
- Number of current hospitalizations: 17
- Number of pending COVID-19 tests: at least 874
- Number of total COVID-19 (PCR) tests: 293,921
- Number of total antibody tests: 31,543
- Number of people being monitored: 3,500 (approximate number)
- Number of MIS-C cases: 1
- Average number of COVID-19 tests each day over last seven days (includes UNH data): 7,947
Average number tests for antibodies each day over last seven days: 40
** Town-by-town COVID-19 case data: Interactive map | Text-only list **
>> Latest worldwide coronavirus data | Interactive map from Johns Hopkins University | CDC guidelines on coronavirus
- On Oct. 2, health officials began adding antigen test results to the totals because the rapid tests are becoming more widely used. That resulted in an apparent spike in positive cases, as positive antigen tests from over the course of the pandemic were added. One additional death and five hospitalizations related to positive antigen tests were also added.
- On Sept. 24, the governor said that all restaurants can move tables closer than 6 feet as long as there is a protective divider in place between tables.
- On Aug. 21, the governor announced that all New Hampshire restaurants could open at 100% capacity, though they still must following distancing and mask guidelines.
- On Aug. 11, the governor announced that masks would be required at all scheduled gatherings of 100 or more people.
- On July 14, officials announced the plan to reopen schools in the fall.
- On June 15, the stay-at-home order expired and was replaced by a safer-at-home advisory. A key difference is that the requirement that all groups must be fewer than 10 people is no longer in place.
- On May 22, officials announced the state’s first case of MIS-C in a child.
- On March 23, officials announced the state’s first death of a patient diagnosed with COVID-19.
- On March 13, the governor first declared a state of emergency, which ensures resources will be ready so the state is able to respond quickly, as needed. This has been renewed and is currently active. It needs to be renewed every three weeks while an emergency is ongoing in order to remain active.
KEY LOCAL INFORMATION
>> Latest coronavirus coverage from WMUR
>> DHHS information: Coronavirus in New Hampshire | Volunteering opportunities | How to donate PPEs
** Town-by-town COVID-19 case data: Interactive map | Text-only list **
POSSIBLE COMMUNITY EXPOSURE
State health officials say people who were seated at a bar recently at Jumpin’ Jay’s Fish Café may have been exposed to COVID-19. A person with a confirmed case of COVID might have exposed patrons during the following times:
- Wednesday, Sept. 30, between 5 and 9 p.m.
- Thursday, Oct. 1, between 5 and 9 p.m.
- Friday, Oct. 2, between 5 and 10 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 3, between 5 and 10 p.m.
- Sunday, Oct. 4, between 5 and 9 p.m.
ACTIVE OUTBREAKS AT FACILITIES IN STATE
The following facilities have seen confirmed cases in residents and/or staff in recent days or weeks, according to officials:
- Bedford Hills Center in Bedford
- Pine Rock Manor in Concord
- Warde Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Windham
Officials said symptoms might appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure.
- Fever or chills
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
According to the CDC, emergency warning signs for COVID-19 include:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Bluish lips or face
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus, officials said.
Here are ways to protect yourself:
- Frequent hand-washing with soap and water (or hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol) for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid close contact through social distancing (at least 6 feet from someone)
- Stay home
PREVENTING THE SPREAD
There are steps that can be taken to avoid spreading coronavirus:
- Covering coughs and sneezes and then washing hands afterward
- Stay home and avoid public places when sick
- Avoid being within 6 feet of a person when sick
- Disinfect frequently touched surfaces
- Avoid sharing drinks, smoking/vaping devices or other utensils or objects that may transmit saliva
- Wear cloth face coverings when near other people in public
CURRENT TESTING PROCEDURES
>> More information about testing <<
Testing is available for active COVID-19 infections and for antibodies, which would indicate evidence of past infection.
All Granite Staters, whether they have symptoms or not, are now allowed to get tested and are being encouraged to do so. Visit this link to learn more.
Tens of thousands of Granite Staters have filed for unemployment, and hundreds of millions of dollars have been paid out.
Here’s what you need to know about how to file and if you’re eligible.
Online instruction became the new normal for schools across the state this past school year. Many districts have some form of remote learning this fall, as well.
Here are important resources if your children are learning from home.
** See the latest headlines at this link. **
You are also encouraged to subscribe to the daily coronavirus newsletter to get the latest updates in your inbox.
More than 7.7 million people in the country have been infected with the virus and more than 214,000 people have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
More than half of U.S. states are seeing an increase in new COVID-19 cases, with five states — Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Tennessee and Vermont — reporting a jump of more than 50% in one week. Only Maine, Texas and Washington are reporting fewer new daily cases on average from last week. The number of new cases is holding steady in 16 states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, South Carolina and Wisconsin.
Another 20,000 COVID-19 deaths by the end of the month are “inevitable,” according to a former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The estimate is based on the number of infections “that have already occurred,” Dr. Tom Frieden said Saturday, during CNN’s “Coronavirus: Facts and Fears” town hall.