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2 New Hampshire House members test positive after sessions

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Two New Hampshire lawmakers who attended last week's lengthy House sessions tested positive for the coronavirus a few days later.

House members were notified via email Sunday that two colleagues tested positive during the weekend.

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Close contacts were notified separately, and all members were urged to remain vigilant and monitor themselves for symptoms.

Since the start of the pandemic, the 400-member Republican-led House has met in a variety of locations outside the Statehouse, including from their cars in a parking lot.

Last week, members gathered at a hotel expo center in Manchester on Wednesday and Thursday. They rejected an attempt to change the rules to allow remote participation.