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New Hampshire was the last state in New England to adopt a statewide mask mandate in November and with Friday’s change, will be the first to lift it.
Gov. Chris Sununu said Thursday he also plans to remove many coronavirus-related business restrictions on May 7 and replace them with recommendations instead.
He credited the state’s success in vaccinations for keeping deaths low and hospitalizations at a manageable level.