A message from Marylouise Alther, MDS Legislative Liaison
March 27, 2020

As many of you may know, the Legislature in Concord has closed for a few weeks, with the date of re-opening undetermined.

At this point, it is uncertain where bills stand in regards to the crossover. I believe that the House was able to send their bills to the Senate and vice versa. At this point, however, everything is at a standstill in the NH Congress.

Governor Sununu did announce, last night, an executive order which mandates people to stay at home and maintain a 6’ distance when you do go out. Only essential businesses, like hospitals, drug stores and grocery stores, for example, are allowed to be open.

As things change in NH Congress, I will keep you updated.

Most of us have never been in such a situation like this. We need to maintain hope, helpfulness and social distancing. All difficult to do right now. Hopefully, this hard time won’t last too long.

In the meantime, the MDS website has resources available to you. There also are ways to help our community by helping others in need. You can check with Neighbors in Need for giving and receiving help. Contact information: 603-357-6893 or 603-283-1686 (Keene) and Peterborough 603-924-7350. Keep in mind the social distancing.

Also, CSNI (Community Support Network, Inc.) has a website which gives more information on resources state-wide, as well as information on the Coronavirus. Tap on the More tab and in the drop down are the various sites for information.

I hope everyone stays safe and follows the protocols for keeping healthy.