Monadnock Ledger-Transcript – Business Quarterly: Manufacturing companies begin to soften COVID-19 protocols

Local manufacturers, some of them among the largest employers in the area, said many of their COVID-19 protocols have been lifted and their companies are normalizing.

New Hampshire’s vaccination numbers continue to rise, though the initial surge of vaccination has slowed considerably in the past weeks. Currently, New Hampshire has distributed a total of 1.66 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccination, with 778,000 people fully vaccinated, or 57.2 percent of the population. Recorded cases of COVID-19 are also trending downward in the state.

As more residents finish their vaccination regimen, the state has rolled back some of its recommendations for COVID-19 precautions, including travel quarantines and masking mandates.

Some of the regions largest employers have followed suit, making recent adjustments to their COVID-19 protocols, though still leaving several safeguards in place.

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