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NHPR is continuing to cover the developing story around coronavirus in New Hampshire. Bookmark this page for the latest updates, including case numbers and other important news of the day.

ALLEGRA BOVERMAN / NHPR

After a fraught election season, Joe Biden is poised to be sworn in as the next president of the United States alongside Kamala Harris as vice president. As the country prepares for a new presidential administration to take over, we want to hear from you.

What are your biggest concerns as President-elect Joe Biden takes office, and what are your hopes?

Dan Tuohy / NHPR

As NHPR tracks the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in New Hampshire, we’ve been asking you to tell us how your life is changing because of coronavirus - and we’ve welcomed your questions.

Here, we answer some of your questions, and share other important information about the coronavirus and how to stay safe.

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New Hampshire identified its first case of COVID-19 on March 2. NHPR has been tracking the pandemic's impact on the state ever since.

Dave Lane / Union Leader

Gov. Chris Sununu was sworn into a third term as New Hampshire governor on Thursday. A copy of his inaugural address is below.

Andrew Harnik / AP

New Hampshire’s top elected officials condemned the storming of the U.S. Capitol complex by pro-Trump extremists Wednesday.

The four members of the state’s congressional delegation were all evacuated from the Capitol or adjacent buildings as mobs interrupted the tallying of electoral votes to formalize President-elect Joe Biden's victory.

Manchester nurse administering COVID-19 vaccine in Manchester - photo
Jordyn Haime / NHPR

This post gathers NHPR's past updates on coronavirus in New Hampshire in December 2020.

NOTE: Some of the stories below may contained outdated guidance and stories that have since evolved. Please click the links below for the most up-to-date coverage and guidance. 

N.H. House members meeting outside in December, 2020.
Todd Bookman / NHPR

Republican leaders in the New Hampshire House say they're confident that a drive-in style meeting at the University of New Hampshire will provide a safe place for lawmakers to gather next week. But the proposal has elicited criticism from Democrats, who say it doesn’t provide for the health needs of lawmakers with disabilities or underlying health problems that make then susceptible to COVID-19 infection.

Mobile COVID-19 testing site at Pease in Portsmouth, N.H., in April
Dan Tuohy / NHPR

It was a year that made us hold our breath, shake our heads, laugh and cry, and shout and pray.

The year of the Zoom call. The year of not taking things for granted.

A year that began with intense scrutiny of the 2020 New Hampshire presidential primary and then veered wildly to the coronavirus. The pandemic sucked the air out of the room - and out of many an office. It changed how we work, how we play, how we greet family, friends and neighbors.

Sean Hurley for NHPR

Forecasters say a winter storm will push through the region beginning late Thursday, bringing up to three inches of rain and wind gusts of up to 55 mph.

N.H. General Court

A New Hampshire state senator has tested positive for COVID-19.

Senator Bob Giuda, a Republican from Warren, is resting at home since first showing symptoms of the illness on Saturday, according to a press release from the Senate majority office Tuesday evening.

Snowy street in Concord
Cori Princell / NHPR

Snowblowers were the sound across New Hampshire on Thursday as residents dug out of more than three feet of snow in some places.

Gov. Chris Sununu, R-N.H.
Josh Rogers / NHPR

Gov. Chris Sununu will give an update on New Hampshire's COVID-19 response during a news conference today, Dec. 17, in Concord. The update comes a day after the Granite State reported 21 coronavirus deaths, a new single-day record.

Listen live on NHPR, streaming online at NHPR.org and on NHPR's mobile apps.

Sara Plourde / NHPR

The coronavirus pandemic has upended the education system across the country, and in New Hampshire. 

NHPR’s “COVID & the Classroom” tells the stories of how Granite Staters are weighing the necessity of employment and school with the realities of the pandemic. And we want to hear from you.

Centers for Disease Control

State health officials announced 21 coronavirus deaths Wednesday (Dec. 16), the highest number of deaths reported in a single day since the start of the pandemic. The previous record was 19 deaths, recorded on May 6.

The patients were residents of seven New Hampshire counties: Belknap, Cheshire, Coos, Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack, and Rockingham.

National Weather Service

A winter storm moving into the region tonight could bring up to a food of snow in southern New Hampshire.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for much of the Granite State, starting at 10 p.m. Wednesday and extending until 4 p.m. Thursday.

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Heavy snow is expected, with 6-10 inches of snow accumulation in the southern tier. Concord, Keene, Manchester, Nashua and Portsmouth may get up to 10 inches.

This excerpt from New Hampshire's vaccine distribution planning documents outlines the groups first in line to receive the vaccine.
NH.gov/COVID19

New Hampshire is set to receive its first shipment of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, and one local health care system says it could begin inoculating its frontline workers by Wednesday.

Annie Ropeik/NHPR

The coronavirus pandemic continues to extend its reach across New Hampshire, touching the state’s hospitals, nursing homes, political circles, jails, and nearly every aspect of daily life for residents.

Todd Bookman, NHPR

Rep. Dick Hinch, who was elected Speaker of the New Hampshire House just one week ago, died from COVID-19.

Photo of Governor Chris Sununu
Dan Tuohy / NHPR

Gov. Chris Sununu is delivering an update on New Hampshire's COVID-19 response today in Concord. The press conference comes as the state is seeing a surge in new coronavirus cases and hours after an autopsy revealed House Speaker Dick Hinch died from COVID-19.

NHPR will broadcast the news conference live, starting at 3 p.m.

As the coronavirus pandemic began ravaging the economy last spring, Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), one of the landmark pieces of COVID-19 stimulus efforts intended to get cash to businesses quickly. Until this month, the federal government shared only limited information about the companies receiving those loans. But thanks to a coalition of news organizations who sued the government to gain access to the data, we now have a fuller picture of where the money went — in New Hampshire and elsewhere.

Below is the 2020-21 Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network broadcast schedule. All broadcasts begin at 1:00pm and are available on air and streaming via ClassicalNH. Click here for ClassicalNH listening options.

Schedule subject to change per the Met Opera.

Dan Tuohy / NHPR

State health officials say a recent gathering of Republican members of the incoming New Hampshire House of Representatives has led to several cases of COVID-19.

Dan Tuohy / NHPR

New Hampshire House Democrats have selected Renny Cushing of Hampton to lead their 187-member caucus for the next two years.

Cushing won election to his 8th term earlier this month and is chairman of the House Criminal Justice Committee. He’s been a well-known progressive since leading protests against the Seabrook nuclear power plant in the 1970s. And he's worked to abolish the state's death penalty.

Sara Plourde / NHPR

The coronavirus pandemic has upended the education system across the country, and in New Hampshire. 

NHPR’s “COVID & the Classroom” tells the stories of how Granite Staters are weighing the necessity of employment and school with the realities of the pandemic. And we want to hear from you.

Georgia Tech

This post gathers NHPR's past updates on coronavirus in New Hampshire in November, 2020.

NOTE: Some of the stories below may contained outdated guidance and stories that have since evolved. Please click the links below for the most up-to-date coverage and guidance. 

Gov. Chris Sununu dons an "I Voted" sticker after casting his ballot in Newfields
Dan Tuohy | NHPR

NHPR's newsroom is covering Election 2020 as events unfold across the state. With the vote being shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic, social unrest, and deep political divisions, it's been a cycle like no other.

Absentee votes are counted in Nashua
Sarah Gibson, NHPR

That sound you heard across New Hampshire on Tuesday was a collective exhale over months of pent-up election anxiety —  not about the final results, but about what kind of chaos or confusion or conflict a presidential election in the time of coronavirus, under the distant but looming threat of civil unrest, might have in store.

voting booths
Allegra Boverman for NHPR

This post contains earlier updates from our 2020 Election Day Live Blog. 

RETURN TO NHPR'S 2020 LIVE ELECTION BLOG FOR THE MOST RECENT UPDATES

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