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President Trump Signs Executive Order to Secure America’s Seafood Supply Chain and Bring Jobs Home:

On May 6, President Trump signed an Executive Order to increase America’s competitiveness in the seafood industry and protect the seafood supply chain. This order instructs agencies to expand sustainable seafood production in the United States thereby solidifying our Nation’s food security, protect American jobs in the seafood industry, and create new jobs in the United States. More here. President Trump also announced the availability of $300 million from the Department of Commerce to support fishermen and related businesses hurt by the Coronavirus. Allocations by State can be found here.

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Availability of $1.5 Billion in CARES Act Funds to Aid Communities Impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic:

On May 7, the Department of Commerce announced the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is now accepting applications from eligible grantees for CARES Act supplemental funds intended to help communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus. Under this announcement, EDA will make CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants under the authority of the Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) program, which is intended to be flexible and responsible to the economic development needs and priorities of local and regional stakeholders. More information, including how communities can apply, can be found here here.

Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery:

The Governor has authorized the allocation and expenditure of $40 million
total, $32 million to municipalities and $8 million to counties, to cover eligible
COVID-19-related expenses incurred from March 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020.

Eligible reimbursements through other federal sources, including FEMA and
any state or local match must be excluded. These amounts have been
allocated and made available to all municipalities and counties based on 2018
population figures from the Office of Strategic Initiatives.

For more information, please visit the GOFERR website at:

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – May 8, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Friday, May 8, 2020, DHHS announced 104 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 2,947 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, there are six individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 52% being female and 48% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (19), Rockingham (16), Merrimack (7), Strafford (3), Cheshire (2), Carroll (1), and Grafton (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (29) and Nashua (19). The county of residence is being determined for seven new cases.

One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 309 (10%) of 2,947 cases. Eight of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. 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 7 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

  • 1 female and 2 male residents of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older
  • 1 male resident of Merrimack County, 60 years of age and older
  • 1 female and 2 male residents of Rockingham County, 60 years of age and older

Current Situation in New Hampshire

May9 Case Map

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Testing Laboratory 5/1 5/2 5/3 5/4 5/5 5/6 5/7 Daily
NH Public Health Laboratories 319 281 276 105 279 419 471 307
LabCorp 803 417 270 59 558 423 466 428
Quest Diagnostics 231 214 211 99 228 567 452 286
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center 127 43 123 25 22 142 144 89
Other NH Hospital Laboratory 129 126 56 132 122 111 n/a** 113
Other Laboratory* 42 13 26 32 31 26 43 30
Total 1651 1094 962 452 1240 1688 1576 1238

* Includes out-of-state public health laboratories, out-of-state hospital laboratories, and other commercial laboratories not already listed in the table.

** Not available at the time of this report.



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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