NH Rolls Back Covid-19 Restrictions Ahead Of Projected "Very Good Summer"

CONCORD, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu is easing some of the state's Covid-19 restrictions, ahead of what the Governor is calling a "very good summer" season.

Travelers coming into New Hampshire from out-of-state will no longer have to quarantine upon arrival, but health officials still recommend they do so.

“We want to help businesses plan for the summer," Sununu said on Thursday. “A lot of folks in the region are planning now...we don’t want the tourism industry to suffer."

The move comes around the same time Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker eased pandemic travel restrictions in Massachusetts for those who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Vaccinated travelers coming to or returning to Massachusetts from a high risk state who can provide vaccine documentation will no longer have to produce a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine.

Governor Sununu also said New Hampshire retail stores can now operate at 100 percent capacity --- as the state's mask mandate remains in effect.

Personal services like hair salons and barbershops can serve walk-in customers and utilize waiting room space, while bars and restaurants can also host karaoke and bar games like pool and darts.

Sununu also announced the state's new vaccine appointment registration system, which will go live on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. The debut comes on a day when the groups covered in Phase 2A of the state's Covid-19 vaccine rollout can begin signing up for their shot.

That next phase includes school, child care and youth camp staff, along with high-risk individuals already included in the current phase.

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Written by Rachel Armany

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