August 6 – UNH Plan and Stimulus Stall

Stimulus Talks

Those of you receiving PUA noticed the $600 drop in payments this week. This is not the only program that stopped suddenly because the federal government does not seem to understand that when they miss a deadline, it affects people. Hopefully, statements made publicly by politicians on both sides do not reflect their actual positions, which seems to be “gimme everything I want or no deal”. Here is an example:

  • Original White House offer on Pandemic Unemployment Assistance – $200/wk
  • Original House position on Pandemic Unemployment Assistance – $600/wk

You smart Yankee traders already know that the result is going to be around $400 per week. This isn’t rocket science. The deadline was last week and they couldn’t figure that out. One side wanted $600 period or there would be no deal. I guess they won since you got nothing. This type of scorched earth politics has to stop. They get the headlines, and you get the shaft. ~ Steve

Trustees approve university system plans

unhBy DANIELA ALLEE NH Public Radio
Published: 8/5/2020 3:07:56 PM

The Board of Trustees of the University System of New Hampshire approved reopening plans for UNHKeene State and Plymouth State on Tuesday.

Those plans include on-campus and in-person instruction for students. The university system is also offering online options for students who do not want to return to campus.

“I think we know we’re taking a real risk, but a managed risk,” said Donald Birx, president of Plymouth State University. “I think we’ve minimized that risk as much as possible. I think there’s a lot of rationale and reasons to hold in-person classes.”

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Attorney General’s Office reviews Mass. rule taxing workers from NH

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Online learning tool offered to NH schools

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – August 5th, 2020

On Wednesday, August 5, 2020, DHHS announced 27 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 6,719 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, there are two individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 37% being female and 63% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (5), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (5), Cheshire (2), Belknap (2), Carroll (1), and Merrimack (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (7) and Nashua (3). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.

Hospitalizations

No new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 698 (10%) of 6,719 cases.

Community Based Transmission

Seven of the new cases had no identified risk factors.

Deaths

No additional deaths were reported by DHHS.

Cumulative Positive Tests by County

  • Belknap 113
  • Carroll 91
  • Cheshire 95
  • Coos 16
  • Grafton 103
  • Hillsborough – Other 1,236
  • Hillsborough – Manchester 1806
  • Hillsborough – Nashua 759
  • Merrimack 459
  • Rockingham 1660
  • Strafford 338
  • Sullivan 40

Map of Cumulative Positive CasesMap of Current Positive CasesSummary

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report

(data updated August 5, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191 6,719

  • Recovered 5,923 (88%)
  • Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 418 (6%)
  • Total Current COVID-19 Cases 378
  • Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 698 (10%)
  • Current Hospitalizations 20

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories,

  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) 167,407
  • Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody
  • Laboratory Tests 27,506
  • Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 37,397
  • Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 511
  • Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 2,950

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Information above, and archived daily updates are available here: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/news/updates.htm

Regional Information (total positive test results, deaths)

Look-back period is 1 week.

NH: 6,719 positive test results 418 deaths  (1 week ago: 6,513 positive test results 411 deaths) (+206/+7)

MA: 119,643  positive test results 8659 deaths (1 week ago: 116,684  positive test results 8580 deaths) (+2959/+79)

ME: 3,992 positive test results 124 deaths (1 week ago: 3,866 positive test results 121 deaths)

VT: 1,436 positive test results 57 deaths (1 week ago: 1,406 positive test results 56 deaths)

CT:  50,225  positive test results 4,437 deaths (1 week ago: 49,540  positive test results 4,425 deaths)

RI: 19,481 positive test results 1012 deaths (1 week ago: 18,800 positive test results 1007 deaths)

NY:  422,935 positive test results 32,431 deaths (1 week ago: 418,302 positive test results 32,342 deaths) (+4,633/+89)

 

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August 5 Update

RESOURCES560--Update on Stimulus 4

Negotiations over the weekend and on Monday failed to progress far enough to continue even a short-term extension of expiring unemployment benefits for out-of-work Americans, much less for the more comprehensive stimulus package. Members of both parties could not agree on the amount of unemployment insurance benefits to provide and remain far apart on the larger stimulus bill to help states, citizens and businesses weather the pandemic. House members are back in their districts for the August recess, with members being on call to return to D.C. within 24 hours if a deal is reached.

HEALS Act information – https://www.ncsl.org/ncsl-in-dc/publications-and-resources/heals-act-provision.aspx

New Hampshire has small increase in virus infections

https://apnews.com/26b8bc2c3b9e1fccd7648fe4711fe7b1

NH sees slight uptick in COVID-19 cases, but health officials say it isn’t surge

https://www.wmur.com/article/new-hampshire-coronavirus-update-august-4-2020/33509237

Sununu says state will help schools buy personal protective equipment

https://www.wmur.com/article/sununu-says-state-will-help-schools-buy-personal-protective-equipment/33514786

COVID-19 case uptick not a surge, state says

https://www.unionleader.com/news/health/coronavirus/covid-19-case-uptick-not-a-surge-state-says/article_c5465ee1-eab4-53a4-9013-464019a33366.html?block_id=897573

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – August 4th, 2020

On Tuesday, August 4, 2020, DHHS announced 33 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 6,693 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, there are five individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 48% being female and 52% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (12), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (3), Strafford (2), Belknap (1), Carroll (1) and Cheshire (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (5) and Nashua (4). The county of residence is being determined for four new cases.

Hospitalizations

One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 698 (10%) of 6,693 cases.

Community Based Transmission

Five of the new cases had no identified risk factors.

Deaths

DHHS has also announced one additional death related to COVID-19.

• 1 female resident of Cheshire County, 60 years of age and older

Cumulative Positive Tests by County

  • Belknap 110
  • Carroll 90
  • Cheshire 93
  • Coos 16
  • Grafton 103
  • Hillsborough – Other 1,232
  • Hillsborough – Manchester 1799
  • Hillsborough – Nashua 756
  • Merrimack 458
  • Rockingham 1654
  • Strafford 338
  • Sullivan 40

Map of Cumulative Positive CasesMap of Current Positive CasesSummary

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report

(data updated August 4, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191 6,693

  • Recovered 5,915 (88%)
  • Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 418 (6%)
  • Total Current COVID-19 Cases 360
  • Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 698 (10%)
  • Current Hospitalizations 23

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories,

  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) 165,976
  • Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody
  • Laboratory Tests 27,364
  • Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 37,087
  • Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 144
  • Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 3,975

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Information above, and archived daily updates are available here: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/news/updates.htm

Regional Information (total positive test results, deaths)

Look-back period is 1 week.

NH: 6,693 positive test results 418 deaths  (1 week ago: 6,500 positive test results 409 deaths) (+193/+9)

MA: 119,203  positive test results 8657 deaths (1 week ago: 116,182  positive test results 8551 deaths) (+3021/+106)

ME: 3,975 positive test results 123 deaths (1 week ago: 3,838 positive test results 121 deaths)

VT: 1,431 positive test results 57 deaths (1 week ago: 1,405 positive test results 56 deaths)

CT:  50,110  positive test results 4,437 deaths (1 week ago: 49,077  positive test results 4,423 deaths)

RI: 19,390 positive test results 1011 deaths (1 week ago: 18,725 positive test results 1005 deaths)

NY:  422,296 positive test results 32,422 deaths (1 week ago: 417,591 positive test results 32,333 deaths) (+4,705/+89)

 

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Aug 4 Update – Extra SNAP benefits

NH DHHS Announces Potential Community Exposures Connected to Positive Case of COVID-19 at Restaurant in Raymond

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is investigating potential community exposures related to a person with confirmed COVID-19 at Tuckaway Tavern and Butchery, located at 58 Route 27 Raymond, NH 03077. DHHS has determined that the person was in the bar area on the following dates:

  • Friday July 24, 2020, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Saturday July 25, 2020, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Sunday July 26, 2020, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Any individuals who visited the Tuckaway Tavern and sat at the bar during those days and times may have been exposed to COVID-19 and should contact NH DHHS at (603) 271-4496 for further guidance. DHHS has conducted a contact investigation and notified known close contacts directly. However, DHHS is making this public notification because there may be additional individuals at the location during those days and times who were exposed to the coronavirus.

Pandemic EBT Food Assistance Program Applications Open through August 24

The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program allows for families with students, who haven’t been able to physically attend school, to receive additional nutritional benefits if the student was eligible to receive free or reduced-price school meals. These benefits are equal to the value of the free or reduced-price meals the student would have received if schools weren’t closed during the Spring. Depending on the eligibility of the student for free and reduced-price meals, or eligibility of the student’s family for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) before the COVID-19 crisis began, enrollment in this program may not be automatic. As of July 21, 2020, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) estimates potentially 17,000 students in New Hampshire are eligible for P-EBT benefits but have not been automatically enrolled or applied for benefits. The parents or guardians of these students need to apply via NH Easy by August 24, 2020, after obtaining a verification of eligibility from their school district, in order to receive their P-EBT benefits.

New Hampshire Governor Say’s COVID-19’s Effect On Budget Is ‘Devastating’

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Interactive: How Much Protective Gear Is Your Polling Place Getting For The Fall Elections?

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Pandemic offers new vision for telemedicine

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Phased approach to reopening city schools proposed in Nashua

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Concord schools try out learning models during summer school program

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – August 3rd, 2020

On Monday, August 3, 2020, DHHS announced 26 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 6,660 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, there are four individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 38% being female and 62% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (10), Strafford (5), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (3), and Cheshire (2) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (2) and Nashua (3). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.

Hospitalizations

One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 697 (10%) of 6,660 cases.

Community Based Transmission

Six of the new cases had no identified risk factors.

Deaths

No additional deaths were reported by DHHS.

Cumulative Positive Tests by County

  • Belknap 109
  • Carroll 89
  • Cheshire 92
  • Coos 16
  • Grafton 103
  • Hillsborough – Other 1,229
  • Hillsborough – Manchester 1794
  • Hillsborough – Nashua 752
  • Merrimack 458
  • Rockingham 1642
  • Strafford 335
  • Sullivan 40

Map of Cumulative Positive CasesMap of Current Positive CasesSummary

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report

(data updated August 3, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191 6,660

  • Recovered 5,848 (88%)
  • Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 417 (6%)
  • Total Current COVID-19 Cases 395
  • Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 697 (10%)
  • Current Hospitalizations 23

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories,

  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) 164,836
  • Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody
  • Laboratory Tests 27,314
  • Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 36,912
  • Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 28
  • Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 3,025

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Information above, and archived daily updates are available here: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/news/updates.htm

Regional Information (total positive test results, deaths)

Look-back period is 1 week.

NH: 6,660 positive test results 417 deaths  (1 week ago: 6,441 positive test results 409 deaths) (+219/+8)

MA: 118,657  positive test results 8648 deaths (1 week ago: 115,926  positive test results 8536 deaths) (+2731/+112)

ME: 3,970 positive test results 124 deaths (1 week ago: 3,832 positive test results 119 deaths)

VT: 1,427 positive test results 57 deaths (1 week ago: 1,402 positive test results 56 deaths)

CT:  50,062  positive test results 4,437 deaths (1 week ago: 48,983  positive test results 4,418 deaths)

RI: 19,246 positive test results 1010 deaths (1 week ago: 18,515 positive test results 1004 deaths)

NY:  421,550 positive test results 32,413 deaths (1 week ago: 417,056 positive test results 32,322 deaths) (+4,494/+91)

 

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