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Posted on: November 20, 2020

NH State mask mandate

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Face Coverings Required

In the State of New Hampshire, everyone over the age of five is required to wear a face covering in public settings where it is hard to maintain a distance of six feet from others. For more information, please read below.


  1. The City of Nashua has issued Ordinance O-20-018 requiring the use of face coverings in public settings where you are unable to maintain social distancing (a distance of six feet between yourself and others) effective May 22, 2020 and until further notice. Exceptions include children under the age of 10 and those unable to wear a face covering due to a medical condition. 
  2. On September 22, 2020, the City of Nashua Board of Aldermen passed Ordinance O-20-029, providing supplemental regulations in addition to the requirements of Ordinance O-20-018, not to supersede them. Ordinance O-20-029 includes clarification regarding the use of face coverings for businesses, gyms, places of amusement (entertainment venues), and personal care services. 
  3. On November 19, 2020, Governor Sununu signed Emergency Order #74 instituting a statewide mask mandate in New Hampshire effective November 20, 2020 through January 15, 2021. This mandate requires everyone over the age of five to wear a mask or cloth face covering over their noses and mouths any time they are in public spaces (indoors or outdoors) where they are unable to or do not consistently maintain a physical distance of at least six feet from persons outside their own households. This order includes nine exceptions which can be found in the emergency order below.


  1. City of Nashua Ordinance O-20-018 (PDF)
  2. City of Nashua Ordinance O-20-029 (PDF)
  3. State of NH Governor Sununu Emergency Order #74 (PDF)

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