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COVID-19

Judge denies motion in suit over out-of-staters’ quarantine

MASSACHUSETTS: City officials in Boston are concerned that many Asian American residents may not be getting tested for the new coronavirus. Boston's Chinatown zip code, where half the residents are of Asian descent, is one of city neighborhoods with the lowest percentage of positive ...

Legislation to bolster Paycheck Protection Program

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, N.H.-D2, voted in favor of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, which passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support. Kuster is a co-sponsor of this legislation which provides flexibility to the Paycheck Protection Program to make ...

Hassan leads charge in call for guidance

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., led her colleagues in calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue specific guidance for when long-term care facilities can safely reopen their doors to visitors, and what steps long-term care facilities should take to ensure ...

For some, a case of COVID-19 can be life-changing

A dry cough, shortness of breath, a fever: These are the most well-known symptoms of COVID-19. But for some people who test positive, that’s just the beginning of what can be a life-changing ordeal. NHPR’s Jason Moon reports on two families whose battle with the virus will stay with them ...

For Pennsylvania post office, it ‘feels like Christmas’

The post office in Warren, Pennsylvania, has 16 vehicles, and Tim Rossman disinfects them daily. The process begins at 6 a.m. Rossman cleans the vehicles while another custodian takes a rag and bleach water solution to scanners, keys and cards. The inside of the vehicles used to be cleaned ...

Total cases and deaths by nursing homes reported

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced six new COVID-19 deaths Friday bringing the total to 238. They are four men and to women in Hillsborough County, all older than 60. The state also announced 107 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now ...

Ocean Boulevard closed to vehicle traffic

The most traveled road in Hampton, Ocean Boulevard, will be closed to vehicle traffic and rerouted to Ashworth Avenue, which has been changed to two-way travel, reducing the road to one lane in each direction. The New Hampshire Department of Transportation has changed the prevailing ...

COVID-19-related deaths top 6,600; jobless claims still high

BOSTON (AP) — The overall number of confirmed COVID-19-related deaths since the start of the coronavirus pandemic climbed to 6,640 on Thursday as another 93 deaths were reported. The number of individuals in Massachusetts diagnosed with confirmed cases of COVID-19 closed in on 95,000 with ...

Lives Lost: Veteran guarded Nazis during war crimes trial

Emilio DiPalma was, as he liked to say, just a kid from western Massachusetts when he found himself in a front-row seat to history as a courtroom guard in Nuremberg, Germany, during the first and most famous trial of Nazi war criminals in 1945. The 19-year-old had fought Germans on the front ...

Youth sports returning; hair salon virus guidelines released

Youth sports programs will be allowed to resume in Rhode Island starting Monday, though there won’t be any league play, tournaments or other organized competitions for now, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Thursday. The Democrat said the focus is on resuming practices and scrimmages under new ...

Nine more COVID-19 deaths, 56 new positive cases in N.H.

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced nine new COVID-19 deaths Wednesday bringing the total to 223. They are four women and three men from Hillsborough County, all over the age of 60, and two men from Rockingham County, one younger than 60. The state also ...

Four new COVID-19 deaths; 34 more positive cases in N.H.

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced four new COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday bringing the total to 214. They included three women and one man from Hillsborough County, all over age 60. The state also announced 34 new positive test results for COVID-19. There ...

Nashua officials emphasize importance of mask ordinance

NASHUA – As Nashua tries to maintain a balance between safety and reopening the economy, city leaders are emphasizing the importance of wearing face masks.  During Wednesday's city press conference, Mayor Jim Donchess said he knows people across the city are suffering as a result of the ...

Bad blood boils over between Dems, GOP before house reopens

CONCORD — House Republicans voted Tuesday to block action on bills next month when the House meets for the first time since Mid-March unless the Democratic leadership gives them more input. House rules have to change because the deadline for House action on its bills has passed, and without ...

Three staffers test positive for COVID-19 at N.H.’s psychiatric hospital

CONCORD – The state-run psychiatric hospital, the New Hampshire Hospital in Concord, has three cases of COVID-19 among staff, according to Jake Leon, spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services. There have been no cases among residents and no deaths, Leon said. Leon said all ...

Health official: N.H. seeing downward trend in COVID-19 cases

CONCORD – New Hampshire is seeing a plateau and in some cases, a downward trend in the positive cases of COVID-19 in the state, an uptick in daily testing, a stabilization of hospitalizations, and an increase in access to personal protective equipment, a top health official said ...

New extended care outbreaks in Manchester, Londonderry, Plaistow

CONCORD – As the state reported four new deaths and three new outbreaks of COVID-19 cases at extended care facilities, health officials announced that workers who have face-to-face contact with the public or co-workers as they return to work can now get testing for the virus. Health and ...

How should I clean and store my face mask?

Cloth face masks worn during the coronavirus pandemic should be washed regularly, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Public health experts recommend wearing a mask made from cotton fabric, such as T-shirts, or scarves and bandannas, when you are outside and ...