CONCORD, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — New Hampshire has replaced its COVID-19 mandates with a set of best practices, effectively canceling the mandates.
The change went into effect on Saturday. New Hampshire had already lifted its statewide mask mandate on April 16. The new state guidelines are called "Universal Best Practices," and replace the state's "Safer At Home 2.0" mandates.
Businesses are now encouraged, but not required, to follow the state's and Center for Disease Control's guidelines, like keeping six feet of distance between their patrons and mandating masks in their stores.
However, just like when the state lifted its mask mandate, individual towns and cities are still allowed to put their own mandates in place. For example, some cities like Concord and Keene chose to keep their mask mandate in place even after the state lifted its mandate, and show no sign of a reversal after the state's latest guideline lifting.
WBZ's Jim MacKay (@JimMacKayOnAir) reports: