Running Start Program – July 20 Update

Hero_08-1400x569The Running Start program enables high school students to take community college courses for dual high school AND college credit.

Courses offered through the Running Start program are college courses taught at high schools by teachers who have college-level teaching credentials and use a college syllabus and course materials. These courses are taken as part of the daily class schedule.

  • Tuition is only $150 per course – a huge savings from the regular cost of college courses
  • Get an affordable jump start to a college degree and career skills
  • Transfer credits to many colleges and universities

Contact your Running Start Coordinator for more information.

STEM courses can be taken at no cost!

High school students can take up to two dual credit courses per year for FREE in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, through a scholarship program through the State of NH. It’s easy to register and have the $150 cost per course waived.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – July 19th, 2020

On Sunday, July 19, 2020, DHHS announced 18 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 6,203 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 two individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 56% being female and 44% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (2), Merrimack (2), Belknap (1), Cheshire (1), Grafton (1), Rockingham (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (6) and Nashua (3).


One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 673 (11%) of 6,203 cases.

Community Based Transmission

Four of the new cases had no identified risk factors.


DHHS has also announced two additional deaths related to COVID-19.

• 1 female resident of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older

• 1 male resident of Belknap County, 60 years of age and older

Cumulative Positive Tests by County

  • Belknap 96
  • Carroll 71
  • Cheshire 80
  • Coos 13
  • Grafton 99
  • Hillsborough – Other 1,176
  • Hillsborough – Manchester 1643
  • Hillsborough – Nashua 691
  • Merrimack 439
  • Rockingham 1551
  • Strafford 306
  • Sullivan 38

Map of Cumulative Positive CasesMap of Current Positive CasesSummary

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report

(data updated July 19, 2020, 9:00 AM)

  • NH Persons with COVID-191 6,203
  • Recovered 5,251 (85%)
  • Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 398 (6%)
  • Total Current COVID-19 Cases 554
  • Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 673 (11%)
  • Current Hospitalizations 17

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories,

  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) 143,378
  • Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody
  • Laboratory Tests 25,466
  • Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 34,714
  • Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 915
  • Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 3,450

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Information above, and archived daily updates are available here:

Regional Information (total positive test results, deaths)

Look-back period is 1 week.

NH: 6,203 positive test results 398 deaths  (1 week ago: 6,054 positive test results 391 deaths) (+161/+8)

MA: 113,534  positive test results 8431 deaths (1 week ago: 111,597  positive test results 8325 deaths) (+1745/+125)

ME: 3,687 positive test results 117 deaths (1 week ago: 3,539 positive test results 114 deaths)

VT: 1,350 positive test results 56 deaths (1 week ago: 1,296 positive test results 56 deaths)

CT:  47,893  positive test results 4,396 deaths (1 week ago: 47,287  positive test results 4,348 deaths)

RI: 17,793 positive test results 990 deaths (1 week ago: 17,312 positive test results 976 deaths)

NY:  411,515 positive test results 32,187 deaths (1 week ago: 406,403 positive test results 32,029 deaths) (+5,090/+170)


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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