New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu will not be renewing the statewide mask mandate set to expire Friday.
Sununu cited a downturn in coronavirus deaths, “manageable” levels of hospitalizations, and increased vaccination efforts for his Thursday decision. His order, however, “will not limit or prevent the ability of private businesses or cities and towns from requiring masks, as was the case beforehand,” he said.
“New Hampshire residents know how to keep ourselves and our neighbors safe without a state mandate — just as we did before the winter surge,” the Republican governor wrote.