July 3 Update – Think about Fall

school boy with surgical mask at bus stop.How should schools reopen? Pediatricians offer these guidelines…

By Laura Santhanam

The nation’s top pediatricians are urging educators to plan for in-person teaching at schools this fall, citing the fundamental benefits to children’s well-being. But those guidelines — released just as new cases of the coronavirus were hitting records in the United States this week — raise concerns about ever-present risk, educational inequities and basic logistics. More at https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/how-should-schools-reopen-pediatricians-offer-these-guidelines


NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – July 2, 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, July 2, 2020, DHHS announced 21 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,822 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, all were adults with 67% being female and 33% being male. The new cases reside in Carroll (7), Rockingham (3), Merrimack (2), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (1), and Sullivan (1) Counties, and in the cities of Manchester (3) and Nashua (4).
Two new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 567 (10%) of 5,822 cases. There were not any new cases with no identified risk factor; most of the newly identified cases recently traveled or had close contact with a person with confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties.
DHHS has also announced 2 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.
• 1 male resident of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older
• 1 female resident of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older
Current Situation in New Hampshire

SummaryMap of Current Positive CasesMap of Cumulative Positive Cases

Click to access covid-19-update-07022020.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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