Governor Sununu starts the briefing: “We hope everyone had a great weekend.  The sun was out and clearly late spring, summer is in the air and people are excited to see what we can do to get back to normalcy.”

Efforts are underway to reopen the state safely.  The governor announced today that the state will allow opening up outdoor activities that occur outdoors or in natural settings for groups of no more than 10 with safety restrictions in place.  These categories include, centers for biking, canoe and kayak rentals, mini-golf, outdoor driving ranges, outdoor shooting ranges, small fishing charters and paintball.  Bigger tourist attractions will remain closed under the guidance but will remain in consideration for future reopening phases.

Governor Sununu has also released a general guidance document for childcare centers to protect the staff, and children.  Some of these guidelines include providers and other staff using face coverings as well as all adults dropping off children.  The document includes guidelines for handwashing for both adults and children.  Staff and children will be screened daily for symptoms of, or exposure to COVID-19.  It also talks about guidelines for social distancing and encourages more outdoor time.

Equestrian centers will also be allowed to open and a guidance document has been complied for that category as well.

A guidance document for outdoor dining has been provided as well during this new release of information.

“We’re all pushing ourselves and challenging ourselves to see what can be done in a smart and step-wise manner. And specifically some of the areas we’ve been focusing on relate to personal care and so, we are hoping to get some additional guidance out later in the week and a lot of businesses can start to plan and re-staff up and open in a short period.” says Governor Sununu.

For more information and a complete list of guidance documents released today, please visit nh.gov.