NH Agriculture COVID-19 Relief Program Expansion
Additional Funding Round Application Available
Application Deadline: August 31, 2020
Concord, NH — The Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief & Recovery and the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food announce that the New Hampshire Agriculture COVID-19 Relief Program has been expanded to include farms that did not qualify initially, or missed the registration deadline (“Expanded Farm Program”). The Expanded Farm Program supports smaller farms with less than $50,000 of 2019 gross sales which were ineligible initially.
Governor Chris Sununu has authorized the allocation and expenditure of $2.5 million from the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund (“flex funds”) to support non-dairy farms, in order to ease the burden of substantial new COVID-19-related costs like extra cleaning and sanitizing, ensuring social distancing, and lost sales. This includes $1.5 million previously allocated to specialty crop producers that had at least $50,000 of 2019 gross sales and registered for the program by June 22, 2020, and an additional $1 million to allow the Expanded Farm Program. https://nhpublichealth.force.com/nhgoferr/Proposal_Core_Listing_Page
Back to School
Updated Aug. 10, 2020 NY Times
The latest highlights as the first students return to U.S. schools.
- Admissions tests for many graduate schools have gone online. But not the MCAT, the exam for aspiring doctors, which must still be taken in person, pandemic or not.
- Republicans and Democrats agree that schools need billions of dollars to reopen, but policy fights have Congress at loggerheads, with educators growing desperate.
- Focused on trying to reopen classrooms, many schools didn’t do all they could this summer to fix remote learning. Here’s how families can help fill in the gaps.
- A high school freshman tested positive after two days in class. A yearbook editor worries about access to sporting events. We spoke to students about what school is like in the age of Covid-19.
Children May Carry Coronavirus at High Levels, Study Finds
It has been a comforting refrain in the national conversation about reopening schools: Young children are mostly spared by the coronavirus and don’t seem to spread it to others, at least not very often.
But on Thursday, a study introduced an unwelcome wrinkle into this smooth narrative. Read more at https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/30/health/coronavirus-children.html
NH National Guard delivering PPE to polling stations
NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – August 10th, 2020
On Monday, August 10, 2020, DHHS announced 13 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 6,840 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 three individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 46% being female and 54% being male. The new cases reside in Cheshire (2), Merrimack (2), Strafford (2), Coos (1), and Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (4) and Nashua (1).
Three new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 704 (10%) of 6,840 cases.
Community Based Transmission
Three of the new cases had no identified risk factors.
No additional deaths were reported by DHHS.
Cumulative Positive Tests by County
New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated August 10th, 2020, 9:00 AM)
NH Persons with COVID-191 6,840
- Recovered 6,095 (89%)
- Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 419 (6%)
- Total Current COVID-19 Cases 326
- Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 704 (10%)
- Current Hospitalizations 20
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories,
- Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) 174,278
- Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody
- Laboratory Tests 28,046
- Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 38,692
- Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 720
- Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 2,875
Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS
Information above, and archived daily updates are available here: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/news/updates.htm
Regional Information (total positive test results, deaths)
Look-back period is 1 week.
NH: 6,840 positive test results 419 deaths (1 week ago: 6,660 positive test results 417 deaths) (+180/+2)
MA: 121,315 positive test results 8741 deaths (1 week ago: 118,657 positive test results 8648 deaths) (+2658/+93)
ME: 4,049 positive test results 125 deaths (1 week ago: 3,970 positive test results 124 deaths)
VT: 1,462 positive test results 58 deaths (1 week ago: 1,427 positive test results 57 deaths)
CT: 50,567 positive test results 4,437 deaths (1 week ago: 50,062 positive test results 4,437 deaths)
RI: 19,934 positive test results 1015 deaths (1 week ago: 19,246 positive test results 1010 deaths)
NY: 426,046 positive test results 32,361 deaths (1 week ago: 421,550 positive test results 32,413 deaths) (+4,496/-51)