FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: March 27, 2020
CONTACT: Jim Martin, (603) 271-3710
NHDES is Still Conducting Business During Stay-at-Home Order
Concord, NH – To protect public health by reducing possible community transmission of the COVID-19 virus, Governor Chris Sununu announced a Stay-at-Home Order for New Hampshire directing all non-essential businesses that have not already closed to end in-person and public interactions by 11:59 PM on Friday, March 27, 2020. The Order will remain in effect until May 4, 2020. Under the Order, all state government is considered essential and will remain open. During this time, most of NHDES staff are working remotely. Contacting staff via email is recommended. While this provides for some challenges, the health and well-being of our staff (and our many customers and stakeholders) remains our top priority. NHDES does not expect this to cause any significant delays in completing work under our statutory guidelines and timeframe.
For all COVID-19-related NHDES program updates and announcements, please visit the NHDES website at https://www.des.nh.gov/covid19/index.htm. This page will be updated frequently to keep you as informed as possible.
For New Hampshire-related COVID-19 information, visit the Department of Health and Human Services website at: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/.
The list of industry sectors that provide essential services and support to COVID-19 and the core missions of the State, as outlined in Governor Sununu’s Emergency Order can be found at https://www.governor.nh.gov/news-media/emergency-orders/documents/emergency-order-17.pdf.
For program contact information, please visit the NHDES website at https://www.des.nh.gov/index.htm and refer to the A to Z list in the upper right-hand corner.