Update Aug 14 – Youth and Charity Sports

100 Masks

Someone was concerned about the new 100 person mask rule affecting sporting events. As an example, if 200 participants show up for a charity run, are they supposed to run with masks on? From the Governor’s office:

“During the run, they do not need to wear masks and that would conform to the Amateur and Youth Sports Guidance.  That Guidance does recommend social distancing during the event as much as possible. And yes, before and after, people need to be in face coverings, including spectators, if there are 100 people there.”

So, if you have 100+ people outside, they need to be spread out and not climbing over each other to get to the beer cooler.I you have 100 people standing together as audience members at a concert, yes masks are needed.

Click to access guidance-amateur-youth-sports.pdf

I was also asked who enforces the orders. The Division of Public Health is the enforcing authority. Non-compliant businesses and entities can be fined. Just be glad you don’t have to wear suits and ties in August like the old days.


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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – August 13th, 2020

On Thursday, August 13, 2020, DHHS announced 34 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 6,921 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 four individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 53% being female and 47% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (9), Merrimack (5), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (3), and Belknap (2) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (9) and Nashua (6).


No new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 705 (10%) of 6,921 cases.

Community Based Transmission

Five of the new cases had no identified risk factors.


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

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

Cumulative Positive Tests by County

  • Belknap 119
  • Carroll 95
  • Cheshire 103
  • Coos 17
  • Grafton 105
  • Hillsborough – Other 1,252
  • Hillsborough – Manchester 1849
  • Hillsborough – Nashua 790
  • Merrimack 472
  • Rockingham 1712
  • Strafford 363
  • Sullivan 44

Map of Cumulative Positive CasesMap of Current Positive CasesriskSummary

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

(data updated August 13th, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191 6,921

  • Recovered 6,190 (89%)
  • Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 422 (6%)
  • Total Current COVID-19 Cases 309
  • Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 705 (10%)
  • Current Hospitalizations 15

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories,

  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) 181,616
  • Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody
  • Laboratory Tests 28,351
  • Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 39,228
  • Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 522
  • Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 2,825

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: 6,921 positive test results 422 deaths  (1 week ago: 6,742 positive test results 419 deaths) (+179/+3)

MA: 122,423  positive test results 8790 deaths (1 week ago: 119,874  positive test results 8691 deaths) (+2549/+99)

ME: 4,089 positive test results 126 deaths (1 week ago: 3,997 positive test results 124 deaths)

VT: 1,445 positive test results 58 deaths (1 week ago: 1,445 positive test results 58 deaths)

CT:  50,782  positive test results 4,450 deaths (1 week ago: 50,245  positive test results 4,437 deaths)

RI: 20,240 positive test results 1,019 deaths (1 week ago: 18,950 positive test results 1,014 deaths)

NY:  428,155 positive test results 32,399 deaths (1 week ago: 423,637 positive test results 32,294 deaths) (+4,518/+105)


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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