MANCHESTER, N.H. — On Thursday, the governor’s reopening task force focused on how to reopen the hard-hit hospitality industry and considered a four-phase approach for lodging and restaurants.
New Hampshire’s hospitality industry has lost $800 million during the COVID-19 pandemic so far. The head of the New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurants Association, Mike Somers, said roughly half of the industry’s 70,000 employees have been laid off or furloughed.
Over the next week, the task force will meet every weekday at 3 p.m. to discuss reopening various industries. The public is invited to listen. Two meetings will be held for public comment on April 30 from 1-3 p.m. and May 1 from 9-11 a.m.
Somers sits on the governor’s reopening task force and presented a plan to reopen the hospitality industry. The four-phase approach would begin with outdoor dining and tables at least six feet apart.
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