CONCORD, NH – The governor of New Hampshire followed-up on the unprecedented decision to shut down in-service food service as well as the banning of large gatherings in the state with three new emergency orders Tuesday to protect residents who may lose their jobs during the new coronavirus outbreak. First, Gov.
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Emergency Order #5: Individuals who are unable to work or who have reduced hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic will have immediate access to unemployment benefits. Anyone in the following situations will now be eligible for state unemployment: If your employer temporarily closes due to COVID-19; Individuals that need to self-quarantine or are directed to quarantine at the instruction of a health care provider, employer or government official; Individuals that need to care for a family member that has COVID-19 or is under quarantine; Individuals that need to care for a dependent because of school closures, child care facility closures or other similar types of care programs; Self-employed individuals that are temporarily unable to operate their business because of any of the above listed situations will also be eligible. Please visit www.nhes.nh.gov or call 603-271-7770 for more information.
Emergency Order #8 : Temporary expansion of access to Telehealth Services to protect the public and health care providers.
“Ensuring Granite Staters can receive quality health care without having to increase their exposure to COVID-19 is important,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “This order will ensure health care practices can continue.”