New Hampshire COVID Pandemic State Of Emergency To End Friday At Midnight


NH Governor Chris Sununu

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CONCORD, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio)-- New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu announced the coronavirus pandemic state of emergency will end Friday at midnight.

Sununu declared the state of emergency on March 13, 2020.

"We've kind of checked all the boxes and we feel very confident that moving away from it tomorrow still keeps us in a very strong position," Sununu stated. "The last six months have really gone pretty much as well as we possibly could have expected."

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The governor reported that a public health incident will stay in effect in the meantime, so health providers and the Department of Health and Human Services can continue to coordinate effects as the pandemic remains.

"We have guidance on the (American Rescue Plan) money, so we waited to see what kind of guidance came out of the federal government, and we feel very confident we understand maybe not all of the final rules, but enough of the rules that we're not going to be limited in how we can spend FEMA dollars or something like that," he said.

Gov. Sununu will end his weekly televised briefings after next Thursday.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) spoke with Rep. Everett McBride about the state of emergency ending and the new COVID-19 variant detected in the Granite State:

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Written by Edyn Jensen