CONCORD, NH — On Friday, May 1st, 2020, Governor Chris Sununu announced the modified “stay-at-home” Executive Order that is now scheduled to expire May 31, 2020.
The first phase starts May 4, wit h a “responsible, phased-in approach to resuming healthcare services.” This measure reinstates the ability for medical facilities to provide elective and non-urgent procedures.
The next phase is on May 11th, granting a modified re-opening of retail storefronts, hair salons and barbershops, golf courses, and drive-in move theaters. Governor Sununu said that face masks will be required by both customers and employees of these establishments.
And finally, phase 3, on May 18th, restaurants will be permitted to provide outdoor dining under specific conditions by the Governor.
“The people of New Hampshire have taken this epidemic incredibly seriously,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “We have all played a small part in flattening the curve and slowing the spread of COVID19. We all know you are healthier at home, and that continues to be true, but we are also taking steps to reopen our economy in a smart, step-by-step approach that is supported by facts, science and data.”
Governor Sununu said, “We’re not taking giant leaps forward, we’re just not at that point.”
The full release of the Governor’s statement can be read here.