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New Hampshire Governor Issues Stay-At-Home Order

March 27, 2020

Like Massachusetts, New Hampshire will soon have a stay-at-home pronouncement issued by its governor.

On Thursday, March 26., Governor Chris Sununu, a Republican, announced a stay-at-home order that would close all non-essential businesses. The order goes into effect at midnight on Saturday, March 28.

“We can’t stress this enough – -you should stay at your house unless absolutely necessary,” Sununu said in a statement on Twitter. “Of course, we won’t prevent you from leaving your home to go for a walk, or when heading to the store for groceries, or going to an essential job.”

This means that businesses like movie theatres, hair salons, and barber shops will have to close their doors for the time being, among others, according to CNBC. Additionally, New Hampshire extended its online education for schools until Monday, May 4.

As of Friday morning, March 27, there were 137 confirmed coronavirus cases in New Hampshire, according to CNBC. The actual number of cases is presumed higher, but unknown.



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