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Portsmouth High School mandates masks as it returns to in person learning

Portsmouth High School mandates masks as it returns to in person learning

Rhianwen Watkins October 10, 2021

Portsmouth High School’s (PHS) doors welcomed students back in person for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and mandating masks for faculty and students in order to prevent...

UNH sees lowest COVID-19 cases since September 2020

UNH sees lowest COVID-19 cases since September 2020

Benjamin Domaingue May 7, 2021

The University of New Hampshire (UNH) has seen a sharp decline in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases within the community.  Even as the university was forced to transition to its orange mode of operations...

Year in review: Durham’s mask ordinance

Year in review: Durham’s mask ordinance

Cassie Hollasch May 7, 2021

When the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic prompted widespread mask wearing, the federal government left states and towns to decide whether or not it was enforceable. Despite the Centers for Disease Control...

Union Court and Dairy Bar closed indefinitely

Union Court and Dairy Bar closed indefinitely

Cassie Hollasch May 7, 2021

When students returned to the University of New Hampshire (UNH) campus for the 2020 fall semester, they were met with new regulations and changes on campus due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic....

Follow-up: Scientists disprove misconceptions about COVID-19 and protocols

Follow-up: Scientists disprove misconceptions about COVID-19 and protocols

Rhianwen Watkins May 1, 2021

There have been myths circulating about how the coronavirus (COVID-19) started, the protocols that have been used as protective measures against it, and the data on cases and deaths.  One of...

CDC amends gathering requirements; UNH guidelines remain

CDC amends gathering requirements; UNH guidelines remain

Cassie Hollasch May 1, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) amended its guidance detailing activities vaccinated individuals can now resume, such as attending small outdoor gatherings without wearing a mask.  These...

Newington movie theater set to reopen in May

Newington movie theater set to reopen in May

Cassie Hollasch April 9, 2021

Regal Cinemas Fox Run and RPX theater will open its doors once again in Newington on May 7. The theater, which closed in October of last year in response to COVID-19, is one of many Regal Cinemas...

Scientists disprove misinformation on COVID-19 vaccine

Scientists disprove misinformation on COVID-19 vaccine

Rhianwen Watkins April 8, 2021

Some people have fallen victim to false claims regarding the mRNA vaccines currently being used to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to BBC news, a video was released by an...

COVID-19 UK variant detected at UNH

Katie Hoppler March 11, 2021

The B.1.1.7 variant, originally found in the United Kingdom, was detected in the test samples of two members of the University of New Hampshire (UNH) community.   The presence of the variant...

Schools consider face-to-face instruction as COVID-19 cases decrease

Schools consider face-to-face instruction as COVID-19 cases decrease

Cassie Hollasch March 5, 2021

President Joe Biden announced Tuesday, March 2, that the administration is striving to vaccinate grade K-12 teachers with their first coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines by the end of this March. He also...

A guide to campus life in orange mode at UNH

A guide to campus life in orange mode at UNH

Cassie Hollasch February 19, 2021

On Feb. 11, the University of New Hampshire (UNH) announced it was moving to orange mode of operations due to rising coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, and UNH students are grappling with what facilities...

N.H. COVID-19 cases rise: State nears end of vaccination Phase 1A

annakatemunsey26 January 20, 2021

New Hampshire, a state with a small population that managed to avoid the abundance of cases rapidly appearing during the first wave of the pandemic during March and April of last year, now finds itself...

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