New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) announced Thursday that he is imposing a statewide mask mandate, which will take effect Friday.
Sununu said the order will apply to both indoor public spaces and outdoors when social distancing is impossible.
THREAD: Effective tomorrow, the State will be issuing a statewide mask mandate. This is not a decision that came lightly, and many factors were taken into consideration with regards to the data, the impact, and the effects on our citizens. Let me explain:
— Chris Sununu (@GovChrisSununu) November 19, 2020
“This is obviously a decision that did not come lightly,” the governor stated of the move.
Sununu did not say that people would be fined or otherwise penalized for not wearing a mask. He noted that the Attorney General’s Office has some enforcement authority it has exercised with some businesses, but he said the state will