Statewide Mask Mandate to Begin November 20th
Contact Name: Marina Altschiller
Phone: (603) 271-3266
CONCORD - A statewide mask mandate will be in effect beginning November 20th.
Following the announcement, Senator Lou D’Allesandro (D-Manchester) and Senator Cindy Rosenwald (D-Nashua) issued these statements:
“As I said during a meeting of the GOFERR Legislative Advisory Board back in July, wearing a mask is a simple, commonsense measure that has been proven to reduce positive cases,” stated Senator Lou D’Allesandro (D-Manchester). “Back in July I made a motion to call on Governor Chris Sununu to issue a statewide mask mandate which was rejected down party lines. In the time since that request, New Hampshire has lost an additional 100 individuals to COVID-19. In the past week alone we have averaged 400 new cases per day. This mandate is long overdue and while I am glad to see it finally put in place, I am disheartened at the amount of time gone by and the number of lives lost by playing politics with health and safety.”
“For far too long now, New Hampshire has been the only New England state without a statewide mask mandate,” added Senator Cindy Rosenwald (D-Nashua). “We have followed the data since the first day of this pandemic and have understood with certainty the positive impacts of cloth face masks for months. The Governor’s delayed action on this critical issue has likely cost lives and recklessly endangered our most vulnerable populations. I am hopeful that as we continue to fight this pandemic, the citizens of New Hampshire will continue to work together, mask up, and protect one another.”