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New Hampshire Municipal Association Gives Update on Public Meetings During COVID-19 Crisis

Updated March 24, 2020


From the New Hampshire Municipal Association: "Due to concerns about Covid-19, many municipalities have asked how their public bodies may continue to conduct board business while also complying with Governor Sununu’s Emergency Order #16 prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more people, and CDC guidance on social distancing and minimization of in-person interactions. “Social distancing” means “remaining out of crowded public places where close contact with others may occur, such as shopping centers, movie theaters, stadiums, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when possible.” In many municipalities, it will be difficult to ensure that any board meeting does not result in a gathering of 10 or more people and even more difficult to find appropriate space which allows for maintaining social distance and avoiding close contact with members of the public during public meetings. Nevertheless, municipal boards must meet to ensure that local government keeps functioning." To read more, CLICK HERE (PDF).

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