New Hampshire: The Official Stance for Construction
Construction Status: Essential
Considering the situation of emergency, the government of New Hampshire issued a stay at home order. Brought into effect on March 21, 2020, the shutdown will last until May 31, 2020, as per the amendments and recent announcement made by Governor Chris Sununu.
However, to improve the health status and revive economy in the state, Governor Sununu has released three extensions to the State of Emergency orders which contain guidelines on gradually lifting the restrictions and reopening the state.
- Executive Order 2020-05 – Extension of State of Emergency Declared in Executive Order 2020-04
- Executive Order 2020-08 – Second Extension of State of Emergency Declared in Executive Order 2020-04
- Executive Order 2020-09 – Third Extension of State of Emergency Declared in Executive Order 2020-04
After so many amendments to the stay at home and state of emergency orders, on July 17, 2020, Governor Sununu has announced the Executive Order 2020-15, which is the sixth extension of the State of Emergency declared in Executive Order 2020-04.
October 2020 Update: Governor Sununu issued new emergency orders on September 18, 2020, under which safety guidelines were reinforced to counter the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the state. Though it has not shown any impact on construction business, the state wants contractors to stick with safety and health guidelines to avoid any chances of spread.
Governing Body: The Office Of Governor Chris Sununu