The COVID-19 situation is rapidly developing worldwide, including in New Hampshire. Yesterday, a 7th positive case was confirmed, and it happened to be a NH-DMV employee who had worked and interacted with the general public for 5 full workdays before becoming symptomatic and testing positive. Governor Sununu will hold a COVID-19 Press Conference at 1PM today, with Commissioner of Education Frank Edelblut and DHHS Commissioner Lori Shibonette.
The Manchester DMV employee worked 40 hours between March 2 and March 10. This is the first positive case from “community infection.” Not good news – but it was bound to happen at some point.
As we all know, grocery stores have been a mad house for the past few days, toilet paper is in short supply, and some schools have closed.
The New Hampshire General Court has announced that it will suspend all operations until at least March 20. No public hearings, no legislative sessions, nothing. Closed for business. This, invariably, is good news for the citizens of New Hampshire as the bad legislation is paused, for now.
The Superior Court system of New Hampshire has also put a hold on trials for the next month. No speedy justice for those awaiting trial.
A 2-1-1 hotline has been set up for citizens with questions regarding COVID-19, testing, etc.
Today’s press conference will reveal something new, there’s no doubt about that. It would be irresponsible to speculate – so make sure to tune in at 1PM.
Whatever we learn it’s important to not panic. And wash your darn hands, people!