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Daniela Allee

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Daniela is NHPR's reporter in the Upper Valley and Monadnock regions. You can email her at dallee@nhpr.org.

Hoy en "¿Qué hay de nuevo, New Hampshire?" te contamos que se confirman 72 nuevos casos de COVID-19 en NH pero ningún fallecimiento adicional. Son 2,588 casos confirmados en total.

Nueve mil pequeños negocios y organizaciones sin fines de lucros de NH fueron aprobados para recibir el PPP. La cifra supera al medio billón de dólares.

Hoy, los hospitales del estado vuelven a realizar cirugías urgentes después de haberlas dejado en pausa durante las primeras semanas de la pandemia. 

Para escuchar estas y otras noticias, haz click en el audio.

Hoy en "¿Qué hay de nuevo, New Hampshire?", te contamos que se reportaron 90 casos confirmados y dos fallecimientos más en NH. También, la recuperación de 1,000 personas contagiadas. 

Los salones de belleza y tiendas en NH podrán reabrir el 11 de mayo según la orden de quedarse en casa 2.0. Algunos dueños de negocios están listos para reabrir, otros aún no se sienten tan seguros. 

A pesar de que la orden no permitió reabrir las playas, estas estuvieron bastante ocupadas el fin de semana y la policía de Rye entregó más de 200 multas de aparcamiento. 

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The phone hasn’t stopped ringing since Friday afternoon for Kae Mason, who owns Salon K in Concord.

She says since Governor Sununu announced that some businesses can re-open this month with  restrictions, her salon has booked over 175 appointments.

Related: What's changed in N.H.'s stay-at-home order?

Narcan, also known as naloxone, is an anti-overdose drug.
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Overdose numbers in Manchester and Nashua declined for the second month in a row.

Manchester saw 24 overdoses, one fatal, in the month of April. There were 22 overdoses in the city of Nashua.

American Medical Response - Manchester, which compiles the monthly statistics, noted an increased use of people using Narcan, which reverses an overdose, before first responders arrived on the scene. 

In January of this year, 20 percent of Manchester overdoses had layperson Narcan administered. That rate was 38 percent in April.

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Traducido al español por María Aguirre y Daniela Allee 

El gobernador Chris Sununu anunció que la orden de quedarse en casa seguirá vigente hasta el 31 de mayo. La orden previa debía expirar el 4 de Mayo. 

Hoy en "¿Qué hay de nuevo, New Hampshire?", tu dosis diaria de noticias en español, te contamos que con 96 nuevos casos confirmados, NH llega a los 2,146 contagios. Fallecen 6 residentes con más de 60 años y 3 ciudadanos buscaron hospitalización. 

El Covid-19 sigue afectando desproporcionadamente a la comunidad Latina y Afroamericana de NH. El Departamento de Salud dijo que la pandemia está revelando las desigualdades sociales que han existido siempre. 

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A report by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services shows that COVID-19 continues to disproportionately affect the state’s Latino and black community.

Race and ethnicity is known for about 79 percent of cases in New Hampshire.

Latinos account for about 7 percent of those cases; and African Americans for 5.6 percent. As a percentage of the population, New Hampshire is 3.9 percent Latino and 1.4 percent black.

Hoy en ¿Qué hay de nuevo, New Hampshire? te contamos que NH llega a los 2,054 casos confirmados de COVID-19 y anuncia seis fallecimientos más y dos nuevos brotes en centros de salud. 

$3 millones del paquete de ayuda financiera del gobierno serán utilizados para ayudar a las personas sin hogar del estado. 

Existe desproporción en número de casos: 8% de los pacientes hospitalizados por COVID-19 son Latinos, el doble de la cantidad de Latinos en NH. 

Hoy en ¿Qué hay de nuevo, New Hampshire? te contamos que hay 82 casos nuevos de COVID-19 en el estado, tres nuevas hospitalizaciones pero ningún fallecimiento por tercer día consecutivo a causa del virus. 

Se forma un panel para decidir cómo se van a llevar a cabo las elecciones con seguridad en medio de la emergencia sanitaria. 

Por falta de fondos, uno de los tres centros de visitas familiares está cerrando sus servicios para familias de NH en el Upper Valley. 

Hoy en ¿Qué hay de nuevo, New Hampshire? te contamos sobre los tres nuevos brotes de coronavirus en el estado, todos en centros de personas mayores, por lo que el estado quiere realizar más pruebas.

Escucha cuáles son los planes del gobernador para volver a abrir NH, hasta cuándo cerrarán las cortes y las decisiones sobre los programas escolares de verano. 

Para escuchar la historia completa, haz click en el audio.

One of New Hampshire’s three supervised visitation centers is ending its services for families in the Upper Valley.

Waypoint in Lebanon provided supervised visits so that kids could see their non-custodial parents. These visits are often arranged for families affected by domestic violence, mental illness or a contentious divorce.

Laura Byrne / HIV/HCV Resource Center

Many once face-to-face interactions have moved online during COVID-19, including for people who are in recovery from a substance use disorder.

But the pandemic has also introduced challenges to providing treatment in a time of social distancing. 

Laura Byrne has been spending more time driving around the Upper Valley these days. 

She’s been meeting clients for a mobile syringe exchange.  With COVID-19, the organization Byrne leads - the HIV/HCV resource center - had to ramp up its mobile services. 

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New Hampshire’s long-term care facilities continue to grapple with outbreaks of COVID-19, as state officials say newly revised testing standards should make it easier to identify coronavirus infections and act quickly before they spread.

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New Hampshire has issued more than 300 emergency professional licenses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

About half of the new emergency licenses have gone to behavioral and mental health practitioners, including licensed social workers and psychologists.

This comes as Governor Chris Sununu has loosened New Hampshire's licensing rules in an effort to bolster the state's medical workforce during the ongoing public health emergency.

One of the changes, according to the governor, allows providers to more easily work at multiple institutions.

Mark Melamut

For the past few weeks, Rabbi Mark Melamut has been practicing the traditional four questions that are asked during the first night of Passover with his 10-year-old son. 

Passover started on Wednesday this year, and in normal times, Melamut would invite friends and family to his home for a Seder, a big ceremonial meal.

Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests

The first weekend of Gov. Chris Sununu’s stay-at-home order saw a surge of hikers heading to popular trails in New Hampshire.

Some officials and conservation groups say that could become a problem.

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Grocery stores and gas stations are among the businesses deemed "essential" under Governor Chris Sununu's new stay-at-home order. 

Related: What does N.H.'s stay-at-home order mean?

The Hanover Food Co-op, which owns four stores in the Upper Valley and employs close to 400 people, is one grocery store company taking additional steps to keep employees and customers safe.  

Many businesses in New Hampshire’s seasonal tourism industry fill job openings with international workers on a J-1 visa, also known as a work and travel visa.

But, as the ski season winds down, many of those international workers find themselves in a kind of limbo because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus has forced the closure of restaurants, stores and other places where we gather.  And with so many people staying home, hobbies are becoming more important.

For some, knitting, crocheting and sewing have been ways to stay grounded and connected with others - and it's also a way to help those working on the frontlines of this pandemic. 

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Recycling handlers across New Hampshire are concerned about coronavirus exposure despite federal reassurance.

The current federal guidance to municipal waste operators is that they can keep handling people's trash and recyclables in the usual way without an extra risk of picking up coronavirus.

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Recycling handlers across the state are concerned about coronavirus exposure despite federal reassurance.

The current federal guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to municipal waste operators is that they can keep handling people's trash and recyclables in the usual way without an extra risk of picking up coronavirus.

“That’s surprising to many of our members and they want to take additional steps," says Reagan Bissonnette, the executive director of the Northeast Resource Recovery Association.

DHMC

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health is seeking donations of personal protective equipment for its healthcare providers. The hospital system is looking for more hand sanitizer, face masks and gloves as it prepares for an influx of patients with COVID-19. 

Click here for our live coronavirus blog for more New Hampshire updates

Chelie Beaupre

From the minute she wakes up, Chelie Beaupre is thinking about grocery shopping. 

She’s been working 7 days a week, 12 hours a day, for the past two weeks -- getting groceries for a growing list of customers in the Manchester area who are using Instacart, an app that people can use for same-day grocery deliveries. 

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Thousands of New Hampshire students, their parents and other employees will spend the next several weeks learning and working from home. But varying levels of broadband access and speed around the state might pose a challenge.

Scott Valcourt is the director of strategic technology at the University of New Hampshire. He says typically, the southern part of the state has pretty good broadband.

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Most Fridays, between 300 and 400 people gather to pray at the Islamic Society of New Hampshire's mosque in Manchester. But starting Friday, the doors will be locked -- and there won’t be any more gatherings until further notice.

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The Executive Council unanimously approved contracts for hospitals in Manchester and Nashua to serve as new hubs for the Doorway, a program which connects people substance use disorder treatment and recovery support services.

Earlier this year, the state terminated its Doorway contracts with Granite Pathway after a review found the organization struggled to connect with other community service providers and did not follow up on client referrals.

NHPR Staff

The Governor's Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs voted today on how to spend an unused $3.8 million dollars of state funding from this fiscal year.

The commission voted to support substance abuse programs, as well as prevention and workforce programs.

One million dollars will go towards transitional living programs in the state.

These type of programs typically last six months, and provide housing and clinical services for people who are often post-residential treatment but needs a safe place to live to get longer term support.

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Advocates in the Upper Valley say the region's housing shortage is impacting vulnerable populations there. The region is seeing rental prices rise while availability stays low. 

Rockingham Planning Commission

A new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association says there were roughly 6,590 pedestrian fatalities in the United States last year, the highest number in 30 years. 

The Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Commission will hold a public forum Monday as it begins its study of eight main transportation corridors in the region.

The commission's goal is to identify what issues exist on these roads, from drainage issues to pedestrian and bicycle safety.  

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