Mirror Staff/ Union Leader
New Hampshire’s state of emergency for COVID-19 will end Friday night at midnight, with the spread of the virus under control and supplies of vaccine well ahead of demand, Gov. Chris Sununu announced.
Most residents will not notice any change, though Sununu said Thursday this should help market New Hampshire as one of the most fully reopened states in the country.
“The state of emergency is no longer necessary to manage the remaining pieces of the pandemic,” Sununu said during his weekly COVID-19 briefing.
“For starters, I need to give a giant thank-you to the people of New Hampshire for helping us get through this.”
The state will now transition to defining the COVID-19 response as a “public health incident.” This will permit the Department of Health and Human Services to manage and monitor the disease and give legal liability protections to health care providers, Sununu said.