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Municipal Law
Practice Overview
COVID-19 Municipal Alerts


The COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly evolving situation and we thought it best to have information in one place as a resource to our municipal clients: 
May 10, 2021 
COVID Guidance for Municipalities on Governor’s New Universal Best Practices

June 15, 2020
Please see the attached information from OSHA about cloth face coverings in the workplace.  While municipalities do not have to comply with OSHA rules, they do have a similar obligation to provide employees with a safe work environment.  Therefore, OSHA’s general guidance on cloth face coverings may be useful to municipalities for reference.  
May 18, 2020
NH Permits Mail-In Change of Political Party Registration for Fall State Primary Elections
Key Points to Executive Order 43
Executive Order 43
Application to Change Political Party Affiliation 
April 14, 2020
Download the revised FFCRA poster.
April 13, 2020
Expanded Availability of Absentee Ballot Voting for 2020 NH Municipal Elections, September Primary, and November General Elections 
Key Points from Attorney General and Secretary of State April 10, 2020 Guidance on Absentee Ballot Voting During COVID-19 State of Emergency 
Download the Guidance Memo from the Attorney General and Secretary of State
April 7, 2020
NHES Employer Notice under FFCRA 
Download Employer Notice
April 7, 2020
NH Governor closes lodging, including short-term rentals, to vacationers; only available for essential service workers and vulnerable populations
Key Points to Governor's Order 27
View Emergency Order 27 
April 6, 2020
New Emergency Orders Permit NH Municipalities to Issue Blanket Abatements of Interest on Property Tax, Temporarily Prohibits Tax-Deeding Property, and Extends Prohibition on Gatherings of 10+ people to May 4, 2020
Key Points of Governor's Orders 25 & 26
View Emergency Order 26 
April 6, 2020
Synopsis Of Relevant Provisions Of H.R.748 For Municipalities 
March 30, 2020
Alert: Guidance on Opting Out Your Emergency Responders Under FFCRA 
March 27, 2020
Governor Sununu Signs Emergency Order 17 Requiring Closure of Non-Essential Businesses – What This Means for N.H. Municipalities
March 25, 2020
COVID-19 Implementation Strategies and Suggestions for NH municipal clients 
March 25, 2020
Update on the FFCRA.  It will now take effect on April 1st.  View the revised alert.   
March 25, 2020
Department of Labor Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers 
March 25, 2020
Download this new Department of Labor poster 
Employee Rights Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  
March 23, 2020
Governor signs Emergency Order 12 allowing fully telephonic or online public meetings under RSA 91-a without a physical location.
March 20, 2020






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