300 NH ambulance service units to get disinfection sprayers
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The 300 licensed ambulance service units in New Hampshire will soon have access to electrostatic sprayers to help with disinfection, state safety officials said.
The sprayers will help with faster turnaround times following EMS service calls, said Justin Romanello, New Hampshire Bureau of EMS chief. The lightweight, handheld device allows for 360-degree touchless disinfection and sanitizing, “ideal for the current pandemic,” safety officials said in a news release Wednesday.
Funding was made available through the Granite State Health Care Coalition.
ABSENTEE VOTER REGISTRATION
The New Hampshire secretary of state and attorney general’s offices have asked a judge to acknowledge that the state accepts requests for absentee voter registration forms and provides them to applicants.
The offices, in a motion filed last week and made public Wednesday, followed up on a ruling that dismissed most arguments in a lawsuit by the American Federation of Teachers challenging New Hampshire’s voting procedures during the coronavirus pandemic.
Hillsborough County Superior Court Judge Will Delker said the union failed to demonstrate that the current rules actually prevented anyone from voting. He ordered the state to develop a process to accept requests for absentee voter registration forms.
The secretary of state’s office showed records of sending absentee voter registration packets in response to requests for the Sept. 8 state primary and Nov. 3 general election. Others were sent out after getting requests via phone or email.
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