COVID Summary for May 12


NHESI have still had some people need help getting their claims processed. It is very important that you follow these guidelines. NHES has had to do a lot to their system to process claims for people who are not normally eligible. You can help them help you by not adding elements for them to sort out.

If you have not yet filed your first claim:

Go to

If you have filed you initial claim:

  • Log in every week (Sunday is the first day)
  • Click the link to file  weekly claim
  • For some people, that link will not be there until NHES has figured out how to get your account past barriers that would normally stop you from collecting. It is important that you do NOT try clicking the other links. For example, clicking the “reopen my claim” button will set you back to square one and delay your payments longer.
  • If you don’t have a link to file a weekly claim, then call the Unemployment Assistance Hotline: (603) 271-7700 and ask to file by phone.

If  you still have trouble, email me at ~ Steve

Rules for reopening hotels, gyms, attractions taking shape
Memorial Day weekend reopening seen for NH lodging facilities

The State of New Hampshire is launching a new testing site in Concord.

The testing location will be at 28 Stickney Avenue and will be open seven days a week 11:00 AM — 7:00 PM.  Residents with any COVID-19 symptoms, with underlying health conditions, over the age of 60, or who are healthcare workers can request and reserve a test. Interested individuals can sign up and reserve a test by going to the online portal at They can also email, call the COVID-19 Coordinating Office at 603-271-5980, or by going through a health care provider.

There are now seven drive through testing sites as part of the Community-Based COVID-19 Testing Program. The fixed drive through testing locations are in Claremont, Concord, Lancaster, Milford, Plymouth, Tamworth and Rochester.

The GOFERR Legislative Advisory Board has provided recommendations for the allocation of CARES Act Flex Funds to the Governor for consideration.

Link to the Legislative Advisory Board Letter.

Link to the Legislative Advisory Committee CARES Act Allocation.

If you need viewers for the Letter or Allocation docs they can be found here;

The Economic Re-Opening Task Force schedule

Wednesday, May 13, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Thursday, May 14, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Friday, May 15, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

  • Call-in: 1-800-356-8278 or 1-857-444-0744
  • Pin: 194499 or 600744

If anybody has a problem getting on the call, please call 603-271-0670 or email at

Task Force Public Comments Email:

GOFERR Stakeholder Advisory Board

Thursday, MAY 14.

Meeting of the Stakeholder Advisory Board

2:00 PM

Call-in: 800-356-8278

PIN: 194655

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

GOFERR Meeting of the Legislative Advisory Board

Monday, May 18, 1:00 PM

Call-in: 800-356-8278

PIN: 389388

Anyone having difficulties connecting to the conference should call: 603-271-7840

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


May13 Case Map



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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