Governor Sununu Irresponsibly Lifts Mask Mandate As COVID Cases Continue to Rise
Contact Name: Marina Altschiller
Phone: (603) 271-3207
CONCORD – Today, during his press conference, Governor Sununu stated that New Hampshire’s mask mandate would expire on Friday, April 16th. This declaration comes as New Hampshire continues to see rising COVID-19 cases across the state.
After the announcement, Senator Tom Sherman (D-Rye) issued the following statement:
“Our state is averaging more new cases each day and more hospitalizations than when the mask mandate first went into effect. As a doctor, I am shocked that in spite of these facts the Governor is now lifting this critical protection against the spread of COVID 19. It is clear that the pandemic is far from over.
For the sake of our state's health and our economy, our greatest hope of fully reopening lies in continuing to use every prevention tool at our disposal to control this crisis.
I urge the Governor to rethink this unnecessary and potentially devastating deviation in our public health policy.”