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Gov. Chris Sununu said Thursday that the state isn’t placing restrictions on trick-or-treating, because those decisions are made on a local level. But officials are recommending what Sununu called commonsense reminders to help children and adults avoid spreading COVID-19:
- Stay home if you are not feeling well.
- Consider wearing a mask over your nose and mouth when trick-or-treating and handing out treats.
- Avoid large gatherings or parties and find ways to trick-or-treat while staying at least 6 feet away from others, including when handing out and accepting treats.
- Practice frequent hand cleaning. Bring a bottle of alcohol-based hand sanitizer with you while trick-or-treating and use it often.
“Trick-or-treating is something that is 100% optional, for both kids and adults,” Sununu said. “And if folks don’t feel safe, they don’t feel comfortable, then they definitely should not partake in either trick-or-treating or providing candy.”
Cities and towns can set trick-or-treating times and other restrictions.
New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated as of September 24, 2020, 9:00 AM)
|Number of Persons with COVID-19 1||8,044|
|Deaths Attributed to COVID-19||438 (5%)|
|Total Current COVID-19 Cases||281|
|Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19||732 (9%)|
|Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2||247,151|
|Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2||30,901|
|Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL||46,054|
|Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3||805|
|Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)||2,350|
1 Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2 Includes specimens tested at the NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL), LabCorp, Quest, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and those sent to CDC prior to NH PHL testing capacity.
3 Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.
Cumulative Cases Dashboard | Cumulative Cases Map
On Thursday, September 24, 2020, DHHS announced 37 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 8,044 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 nine individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 43% being female and 57% being male. The new cases reside in Strafford (10), Rockingham (8), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (6), Merrimack (1), and Grafton (1) counties, and in
the cities of Manchester (7) and Nashua (3). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.
Four new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 732 (9%) of 8,044 cases. Three of the new cases had no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis, are associated with an outbreak setting, or have
During the September 24 press conference, a request was made for an update on the number of remote learning centers. Remote learning centers were established by Governor Sununu under Emergency Order #67, which requires centers to submit a verification form to the DHHS Child Care Licensing Unit. Currently, 7 remote learning centers have been verified in New Hampshire.
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