COVID Summary for 4/15

WMUR: State Employment Official Answers Viewer Questions

“Richard Lavers, the deputy commissioner of employment security in New Hampshire, joined WMUR during News 9 at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday to answer viewer questions.”

Link: State Employment Official Answers Viewer Questions

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Governor Sununu announced the creation of the Stakeholder Advisory Board to provide the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery (GOFERR) with key insight on the needs across New Hampshire communities and private industries, and to provide recommendations on relief efforts.

INITIAL members of the GOFERR Stakeholder Advisory Board include:

  • Bill Ardinger, Attorney, Rath, Young & Pignatelli
  • Dean Christon, Executive Director, NH Housing Finance Authority
  • Jim Jalbert, C&J Trailways
  • Al Letizio, Wholesale Food Industry
  • Donnalee Lozeau, CEO, Southern NH Community Action Program (CAP), former Mayor of Nashua
  • Scott Mason, Owner/Farmer, Northwind Farms
  • Michelle McEwen, President & CEO, Speare Memorial Hospital of Plymouth
  • Nancy Merrill, Director of Planning & Development, City of Claremont
  • Ben Wilcox, President and General Manager, Cranmore Mountain Resort

The first preliminary advisory board meeting is scheduled to hold its first remote meeting tomorrow, April 16, at 1:00 PM. Additional members from various industries will likely be added.


1:00 PM

Remote meeting of the GOFERR Stakeholder Advisory Board

Call-in: 800-356-8278

PIN: 125563

Pursuant to RSA 91-A:2, this meeting is open to the public.

Follow the link below for the GOFERR Agendas and meeting minutes.

A grant application was approved today for $600,000 submitted by the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, which ensures the availability of resources for victims of domestic and sexual violence during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

  • $125,000 for immediate needs for victims of domestic and sexual violence
  • $75,000 for emergency shelter funding for hotel stays
  • $400,000 for expenses for crisis center operations

There is an update to Executive Order 17 clarifying campgrounds: 

Under ‘Other Community-Based Essential Functions’ it states: Private and public recreational campgrounds or camping parks only for purposes of providing parcels of land rented for the placement of a tent or recreational vehicle

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – April 15, 2020 
On Wednesday, April 15, 2020, DHHS announced 53 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 1,139 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Any additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, all are adults with 49% being female and 51% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (21), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (14), Merrimack (5), Cheshire (6), and in the cities of Manchester (5) and Nashua (2).

Fifteen new hospitalized cases were identified today for 178 (16%) of 1,139 cases

Community Based Transmission

Seven of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.


DHHS has also announced five additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

• One male resident of Hillsborough County, younger than 60 years of age
• One male resident of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age or older
• One male resident of Merrimack County, younger than 60 years of age
• One male resident of Rockingham County, younger than 60 years of age

• One male resident of Rockingham County, 60 years of age or older

Information above, and archived daily updates are available here:

NH: 1,139 positive test results 32 deaths (Yesterday – 1,091 positive test results 27 deaths)
MA: 29,918 positive test results 1108 deaths (Yesterday – 28,163 positive test results 957 deaths)
ME: 759 positive test results 30 deaths (Yesterday – 734 positive test results 20 deaths)
VT: 752 positive test results 29 deaths (Yesterday –  752 positive test results 29 deaths)
CT: 14,755 positive test results 868 deaths (Yesterday – 13,989 positive test results 671 deaths)
RI: 3,251 positive test results 87 deaths (Yesterday – 3,251 positive test results 80 deaths)
NY: 213,779 positive test results 11,586 deaths (Yesterday –  202,208 positive test results 10,834 deaths)

About Rep. Steven Smith

Steven Smith is a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, serving his 7th term. Rep. Smith currently represents Charlestown, Newport, and Unity. Rep. Smith is the Deputy Speaker of the NH House.
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