June 17 Update

Governor Sununu Issues Emergency Order # #52, along with Exhibits A and B.

Emergency Order #52: An order regarding public health guidance for business operations and advising Granite Staters that they are safer at home. https://www.governor.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt336/files/files/inline-documents/emergency-order-52.pdf

Exhibit A to Emergency Order #52: Universal Guidelines for all New Hampshire Employers and Employees.


Exhibit B to Emergency Order #52: Industry Specific Guidelines for Businesses, Organizations, and Sectors Operating Pursuant to Paragraph 2 of Emergency Order #52.


Jerry Little, Executive Director of GOFERR, announces that details regarding the ‘Connecting New Hampshire – Emergency Broadband Expansion Program’.


GOFERR Meeting of the Legislative Advisory Board

  • Wednesday, June 17th at 1 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.


Economic Re-Opening Task Force Scheduled Meetings

  • Wednesday, June 17, 2020 – 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Thursday, June 18, 2020 – 9:00 am – 11:00 am Public Comments
  • Call-in: 1-800-356-8278 or 1-857-444-0744
  • Pin: 194499

For Public Comments session to request to speak, press 5*

If anybody has a problem getting on the call, please call 603-271-0670 or email at hilary.ryan@livefree.nh.gov

Task Force Public Comments Email; nhreopen@nheconomy.com

6 new COVID-19 deaths reported in NH; 27 new cases announced


Thousands of NH businesses to receive grants from Main Street Relief Fund


NH businesses cautious about bringing workers back in office


Some long-term care centers will allow outdoor visits soon



New Hampshire gyms trying to rebound; some seeing extra business from Massachusetts


UNH faces $10 million deficit; cuts to be made


NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – June 16, 2020

On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, DHHS announced 27 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,364 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. Please note that 8 previously announced cases have been determined to be out of state residents and have been removed from the case count. Of those with complete information, all are adults with 50% being female and 50% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (6), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (3), and Cheshire (2) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (8) and Nashua (8).


Two new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 521 (10%) of 5,364 cases.

Community Based Transmission

Two of the new cases had no identified risk factors.


DHHS has announced 6 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

• 1 male resident of Hillsborough County, under 60 years of age

• 3 male residents of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older

• 2 female residents of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older

Cumulative Positive Tests by County

  • Belknap 74
  • Carroll 49
  • Cheshire 62
  • Coos 6
  • Grafton 75
  • Hillsborough – Other 1,010
  • Hillsborough – Manchester 1418
  • Hillsborough – Nashua 553
  • Merrimack 392
  • Rockingham 1418
  • Strafford 279
  • Sullivan 24
  • County TBD 4

Map of Current Positive CasesSummary

Click to access covid-19-update-06162020.pdf

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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