Hear it yourself – Sept. 1 Update

There are several groups that meet to advise the Governor about COVID restrictions and plans, and you can participate in to those meetings.

Stakeholder Advisory Board

Governor Chris Sununu established the Stakeholder Advisory Board to provide the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery (GOFERR) with key insight on the needs across New Hampshire communities and private industries, and to provide recommendations on relief efforts throughout the process of allocation and disbursement of the CARES Act funding in the State of New Hampshire.

Regular public meetings are held Tuesday at 1 p.m. and Thursday at 2 p.m.

Call-in: 800-356-8278
Pin: 194655#

Economic Re-Opening Task Force

May Governor Chris Sununu formed of the Governor’s Economic Re-Opening Task Force, which will develop a plan and oversee the state and private-sector actions needed to reopen New Hampshire’s economy while minimizing the adverse impact on public health. Pursuant to RSA 91-A:2, this meeting is open to the public.

Scheduled Meetings

When: September 3, 2020      11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Public Comments
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.  Task Force Meeting
September 10, 2020   11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Public Comments
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.  Task Force Meeting
September 17, 2020   11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Public Comments
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.  Task Force Meeting
September 24, 2020   11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Public Comments
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.  Task Force Meeting
Call-In Information: 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:
Business Help or Questions Click here for Business Help

CDBG-CB Public Services Program Info Sessions

Join CDFA for an open, online Q&A session where staff will be available to answer your questions about the CDBG-CV Public Services program and application.

September 1 Q&A Session – REGISTER HERE
September 16 Q&A Session – REGISTER HERE
Attendees can submit questions via the registration form, send to comments@nhcdfa.org leading up to the event or ask live during the session. Content will vary based on questions received for each session. Everyone is encouraged to review the available CDBG-CV information and resources for municipalities and nonprofits on CDFA’s Resource Hub.
Background on CDBG-CV
Through the CARES Act, the State of New Hampshire was allocated approximately $5.4 million to be deployed under the Community Development Block Grant program to respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19). These funds, known as CDBG-CV, are to be used specifically for the prevention of, preparation for, and response to COVID-19.
Municipalities can access approximately $3.7 million in CDBG-CV funds to support eligible Public Services. New Hampshire counties, cities and towns can sub-grant these funds to eligible nonprofits serving their communities.
The CDBG-CV Public Service application is now available via CDFA’s Grants Management System (www.nhcdfagrants.org). The deadline to submit applications is Friday, September 25, 2020 at 4:00 PM.

2 Bedford students, 1 Derry school employee test positive for COVID-19


Hands-on learning continues in the age of social distancing


Manchester school board approves metrics for reopening


NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – August 31st, 2020

On Monday, August 31, 2020, DHHS announced 22 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 7,275 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 five individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 50% being female and 50% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (4), Rockingham (4), Merrimack (2), Carroll (1), Grafton (1), Strafford (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (7) and Nashua (1).


No new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 714 (10%) of 7,275 cases.

Community Based Transmission

Seven of the new cases had no identified risk factors.


DHHS has no additional deaths to report.

Cumulative Positive Tests by County

  • Belknap 125
  • Carroll 105
  • Cheshire 129
  • Coos 18
  • Grafton 114
  • Hillsborough – Other 1,315
  • Hillsborough – Manchester 1909
  • Hillsborough – Nashua 816
  • Merrimack 502
  • Rockingham 1809
  • Strafford 383
  • Sullivan 48

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

(data updated August 31st, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191 7,275

  • Recovered 6,615 (91%)
  • Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 432 (6%)
  • Total Current COVID-19 Cases 228
  • Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 714 (10%)
  • Current Hospitalizations 6

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories,

  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) 210,916
  • Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody
  • Laboratory Tests 29,752
  • Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 42,445
  • Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 1783
  • Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 1,750

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: 7,275 positive test results 432 deaths  (1 week ago: 7,134 positive test results 429 deaths) (+141/+3)

MA: 128,229  positive test results 9049 deaths (1 week ago: 126,022  positive test results 8949 deaths) (+2207/+100)

ME: 4,526 positive test results 132 deaths (1 week ago: 4,356 positive test results 131 deaths)

VT: 1,624 positive test results 58 deaths (1 week ago: 1,566 positive test results 58 deaths)

CT:  52,495  positive test results 4,465 deaths (1 week ago: 52,011  positive test results 4,460 deaths)

RI: 21,302 positive test results 1048 deaths (1 week ago: 21,302 positive test results 1035 deaths)

NY:  439,480 positive test results 32,541 deaths (1 week ago: 434,866 positive test results 32,489 deaths) (+4,614/+52)

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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