Mar 18, 2020
Executive actions in response to COVID-19
Gov. Chris Sununu is responding rapidly to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has issued several emergency orders. On March 17, Sununu gave individuals who are unable to work, or whose hours have been reduced, immediate access to unemployment benefits; prohibited landlords from eviction proceedings and prohibited judicial and non-judicial foreclosures for the duration of the state of emergency; and prohibited electric, gas, telephone, cable, VOIP, internet service, and deliverable food services from disconnecting or discontinuing service for nonpayments. Sununu mandated all bars and restaurants limit service to take-out and delivery, this corresponds with actions taken by the governors from New York, New Jersey, Vermont and Massachusetts. Per Sununu’s mandate, bars and restaurants will be delivery and take-out only until at least early April. In the meantime, Sununu is working closely with New Hampshire’s federal delegation on the stimulus package that is currently being developed.
PIANH will continue to provide immediate updates on its website as Sununu further addresses COVID-19 in New Hampshire. If you want to reach out to the governor’s office or your elected representatives to convey the affect on your community, PIA’s Advocacy tool makes it easy. Questions? Email the PIANH Government & Industry Affairs Department.