Last day for relief fund

Today is the last day to submit the Main Street Relief Fund Prequalification Application

Prequalification Form for the Main Street Relief Fund must be completed by Friday May 29, 2020. Follow the link to the form;

https://new-hampshire.secure.force.com/support/GOV_GOFERR_Business_Survey

Business Idea And Vision, Businessman Holding Light Bulb, ConcepExpect the COVID-19 Crisis to Unleash Rush of Innovation

This is a good article that offers an interesting perspective on the forced innovation occurring right now. While most are suffering in some form or another during the pandemic, it is good to look for positives. Many people are doing things now that never occurred to them, or that they thought they couldn’t do.  ~ Steve 

https://www.insidesources.com/expect-the-covid-19-crisis-to-unleash-rush-of-innovation/

Governor Sununu Forms COVID-19 Equity Response Team to develop a recommended strategy and plan to address the disproportionate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 Equity Response Team members are as follows:

  • Chair: Trinidad Tellez, MD, Director, Office of Health Equity, DHHS
  • Bobbie Bagley, MS, MPH, RN, CPH, Director, Division of Public Health & Community Services, Nashua
  • Kirsten Durzy, MPH, Equity Council lead, public health evaluation and narrative/storytelling expert, Division of Public Health Services, DHHS
  • Rogers Johnson, President, Seacoast NAACP, Chair of Governors Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion
  • Dottie Morris, PhD, Associate Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Keene State College

Response Team’s charge and mission document link below;

https://www.governor.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt336/files/documents/covid-equity-response.pdf

PPE 115,000-pound shipment of personal protective equipment arrives in NH

A plane carrying 115,000 pounds of gear landed at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport on Wednesday. The plane was filled with 249,000 gowns and 85,000 coveralls.”

Link: https://www.wmur.com/article/more-than-115-000-pounds-of-ppe-gear-arrives-in-new-hampshire/32699593

NH National Guard

President Trump announced that he will extend the National Guard’s Title 32 status.

Our NH National Guard has been on mission response from the beginning of the COVID-19 health emergency.

See the link relative to title 32. https://www.fema.gov/national-guard-title-32-status

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – May 28, 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 Thursday, May 28, 2020, DHHS announced 101 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 4,386 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 is two individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 71% being female and 29% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (22), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (14), Merrimack (4), Grafton (2), Strafford (2), Belknap (1), and Cheshire (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (42) and Nashua (12). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.

Twelve new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 438 (10%) of 4,386 cases. Eleven 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 nine additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family
and friends.
• 4 male residents of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older
• 2 female residents of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older
• 2 adult male residents of Hillsborough County, younger than 60 years of age
• 1 male resident of Rockingham County, 60 years of age and older

Click to access covid-19-update-05282020.pdf

About Rep. Steven Smith

Steven Smith is a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, serving his fifth term. Rep. Smith currently represents Acworth, Charlestown, Goshen, Langdon, Lempster, and Washington. Rep. Smith is the Chairman of the Sullivan County Delegation.
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