CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Restrictions are being loosened a bit for long-term care facilities in three New Hampshire counties that have maintained very low coronavirus numbers for at least two weeks, state Health Commissioner Lori Shibinette said Thursday.

She said facilities in Belknap, Coos and Grafton counties can now increase the number of visitors indoors to two per resident. Some rules also have been loosened regarding communal dining and other activities, she said.

New Hampshire started to allow indoor visits from one designated person at most facilities earlier this month. They also started allowing some nonessential personnel such as hairstylists, to visit.

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