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Gov. Chris Sununu put out new guidance Friday that could pave the way for dentists to resume procedures they put off due to COVID-19 as early as next week.

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Gov.  Chris Sununu is loosening restrictions on several parts of the state’s economy throughout the month of May.

On Friday, the governor extended his stay-at-home order to the end of the month, with some key amendments. Retailers will be allowed a limited number of customers in their stores beginning May 11, and restaurants can open with outdoor dining beginning May 18.

NHPR's Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley spoke with Sununu about his plans to slowly reopen the economy within the next few weeks.

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A second-term state representative from Manchester has resigned from his position over a statement made on Twitter.

Democrat Richard Komi had tweeted that he thought that Tara Reade, the woman who alleges Joe Biden sexually assaulted her, would have had to have consented to the encounter based on his understanding of female anatomy.

Komi later deleted the tweet, but in a statement Friday, New Hampshire House Speaker Steve Shurtleff said Komi’s comments were "hurtful to survivors of sexual assault across the Granite State and across the country.”

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Gov. Chris Sununu issued a stay-at-home order on March 26, 2020 in an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus in New Hampshire. Here is what you need to know about the amended order, which is now in effect until May 31. 

NOTE: THIS STORY CONTAINS OUTDATED INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST VERSION.

Bookmark NHPR's liveblog here for coronavirus updates in New Hampshire.

New Hampshire’s 'Stay at Home 2.0' – What Has Changed?

New Hampshire’s original stay-at-home order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic was set to expire on Monday, May 4. On Friday, May 1, Gov. Chris Sununu announced a plan to relax some aspects of that order and re-open parts of the economy.

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Traducido al español por María Aguirre

Originalmente escrito en inglés por el personal de NHPR 

La orden original de quedarse en casa emitida a partir de la pandemia del COVID-19 expiraba el lunes 4 de mayo. El viernes 1 de mayo, el gobernador Chris Sununu anunció un plan para aflojar ciertos detalles de la orden y reactivar ciertos sectores de la economía. 

¿Qué es diferente ahora?

CDC

Funcionarios de la salud y periodistas están ofreciendo información sobre las mejores prácticas a seguir  para mantenerse saludable durante la emergencia sanitaria. Hemos reunido algunas de las recomendaciones más útiles para las personas de New Hampshire. 

(Esta página se irá actualizando a medida que se reciba más información )

¿Qué es el coronavirus y el COVID-19?

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New Hampshire Calling host Jack Rodolico listened to a long list of movies and TV shows that Granite Staters say they're watching during the state's stay-at-home order amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The call-in show aired April 15. You can listen to it in full here, but we've encapsulated the 38 top titles mentioned. 

Documentaries

This post gathers NHPR's past updates on coronavirus in New Hampshire with a date range from April 1, 2020 through April 15, 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. DHHS

This post gathers NHPR's past updates on coronavirus in New Hampshire with a date range from April 1, 2020 through April 15, 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. 

President Trump and the White House coronavirus task force are holding regular briefings on the coronavirus. Bookmark this page to watch them live. 

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The full moon Tuesday night, April 7, will be the fullest moon of 2020 - and stargazers have decent weather for this event.

This moon is called many things, including Super Moon, Pink Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon, Fish Moon, and Passover Moon, NASA Science reports.

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Governor Sununu is asking the Executive Council to waive a public hearing for Eddie Edwards to serve as the director of the state’s Office of Professional Licensure and Certification.

Edwards, who ran for congress as a Republican in 2018, was nominated earlier this month.

Sununu is requesting the confirmation be fast-tracked so that Lindsey Courtney, who has been serving as interim executive director, can return to her full-time position overseeing public health licensing.

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Gov, Chris Sununu said New Hampshire is prepared to handle the expected surge in coronavirus cases, but that some local hospitals will need help from the state to remain open.

At a press conference Friday afternoon, Sununu said the state now has more than 5,200 beds ready to handle COVID-19 patients and others needing care when the coronavirus peaks here. That includes nearly 1,700 new beds the state has set up at 14 temporary sites across the state.

NH DHHS

This post gathers NHPR's past updates on coronavirus in New Hampshire with a date range beginning on March 20th, 2020. Click here for updates from March 3-19th.

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. 

NWS

Update, March 24: The winter storm that picked up in New Hampshire overnight has caused thousands of power outages.

Eversource reports about 15,000 customers without electricity, as of 7 a.m. Tuesday. Hopkinton is one of the hardest-hit towns, with nearly 1,200 customers affected at that hour. There were 489 in Derry, 433 in Auburn, 748 in Hollis, 557 in Hooksett, and 1,675 in Merrimack.

Unitil had 76 outages (on the seacoast), N.H. Electric Cooperative 30, and Liberty Utilities 2, as of 7 p.m.

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

NPR

The White House coronavirus task force has a press briefing scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 18. NHPR will air live coverage. Listen on air, online at NHPR.org, or on your smart speaker.

Click here for all of our coverage, including our updated FAQs and the latest guidance about coronavirus in New Hampshire.

NPR

President Trump announced new guidance today to try to slow the spread of coronavirus, including avoiding groups of more than 10 people.

The guidelines he unveiled at the White House coronavirus task force today (March 16) also recommends Americans avoid discretionary travel, and eating at restaurants, bars, and food courts.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will be the only two candidates on stage for the Democratic presidential debate Sunday night, March 15.

The CNN-Univision debate was relocated from Arizona to Washington, D.C., and it will not have an in-person audience due to growing concerns about the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus update: President Trump declared a national emergency Friday, March 13, to combat the coronavirus pandemic. 

He said it would allow the White House to release the full power of the federal government, and release access to up to $50 billion to support response efforts for states.

President Trump, in a live address from the Oval Office about coronavirus, announced the U.S. will suspend travel from Europe for 30 days, starting Friday. His remarks come hours after the World Health Organization labeled the outbreak a pandemic.

The president said there would be an exception for the United Kingdom in the travel suspension. Trump added that the U.S. is expanding its testing capabilities.

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Voters in six states are casting ballots in the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries in what is being called "Big Tuesday." The race for the Democratic nomination has come down to former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Michigan is the big prize Tuesday, with 125 delegates at stake.

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The head of the Community College System of New Hampshire will be stepping down after nine years in the role to become president of Bryant University in Rhode Island.

Ross Gittell says he's been able to accomplish a lot with the help of a strong faculty and staff at the state's seven community colleges.

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Update, 11 p.m. - Voters in 14 states - including Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont - cast ballots on Super Tuesday, a possible watershed moment for the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. Former Vice President Joe Biden scored wins in Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Sen. Bernie Sanders is projected to win California, Colorado, Utah, and his home state. 

CDC

State health officials said Sunday evening that a person in New Hampshire who recently traveled to Italy is being tested for coronavirus.

Democratic presidential hopefuls are vying to win South Carolina's primary on Saturday, Feb. 29. Former Vice President Joe Biden, who was leading in polls, is looking to capture his first victory of the 2020 primary season. 

Follow along below for NPR's live coverage as the primary unfolds, and the results:

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National Weather Service

A winter storm warning is in effect for northern New Hampshire, with a weather pattern that will begin affecting the Granite State Wednesday night.

The National Weather Service also issued a winter weather advisory for central New Hampshire into Thursday afternoon, and Thursday night. The forecast calls for heavy, wet snow in parts of Carroll, Coos, and Grafton counties.

President Trump is holding a news conference about the coronavirus, alongside CDC officials and others, amid criticism of the government's response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The press conference is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. New Hampshire Public Radio will air it live on the radio and streaming online, and over this video livestream below:

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Bernie Sanders may be the big target when Democratic presidential candidates debate tonight in South Carolina ahead of the Palmetto State's primary on Saturday.

The Vermont senator is coming off a victory in the Nevada caucuses, following his New Hampshire primary win

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NASA

NASA is looking to hire astronauts for the Artemis program, the mission to land the first woman and next man on the moon by 2024.

The space agency expects to pick the next group of candidates by mid-2021, to begin training as the next class of the Artemis generation astronauts.

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