New Hampshire COVID-19 Update—Permission to Practice June 1, 2020

RE: Information regarding your state's back-to-practice permission date and safety guidelines to minimize risk of exposure to, and spread of, COVID-19 in the workplace.  

Permission to Practice June 1, 2020

Emergency Order #40 expired May 31, 2020, and was not renewed or replaced by Governor Sununu, effectively allowing businesses in Exhibit D, including massage therapy establishments, to resume business operations June 1, 2020.

The state of New Hampshire developed industry-specific COVID-19 Reopening Guidance issued by the governor's Economic Reopening Taskforce. To ensure a safe reopening for your practice, we encourage you to carefully review the guidance and ABMP's back-to-practice guidelines at the link provided below. 

NOTE: With some states giving authority to local governments regarding work authorization, your liability insurance is only valid if you comply with whichever regulations are the most restrictive—state or local. If you are not authorized to work per state or regional orders, and you are working, you are not in compliance with your state or local regulations and therefore your insurance would not be valid.

Additional Safety Resources

ABMP understands there is a fine line between getting back to work and earning an income and protecting the safety of you and your clients. As you consider returning to work, we urge you to make government permission to work only one element of your decision about whether and when to reopen. Please review our Back-to-Practice Guidelines—a comprehensive series of safety protocols to help reduce risk and keep you and your clients safe. We also have helpful forms and printouts available on our website, including office policies, screening questionnaires, and posters to remind clients about social distancing and handwashing.

We appreciate your membership and will continue working on your behalf to update you as we learn more. Please check our COVID-19 page for updates. Be safe and be well. 

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