COVID-19

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As a leading public policy center, the Carsey School of Public Policy has focused its recent efforts on understanding the current COVID-19 pandemic and in engaging with local communities and residents to support them through this crisis.

These efforts have taken a number of forms and include a variety of research publications on the pandemic’s effect on state economies, rural communities, young adult safety nets, public perceptions, and more. Additionally, New Hampshire Listens at the Carsey School has launched a series of online discussions aimed at better understanding the crisis, providing resources, and preparing people for a return to public spaces.

We’ll update this page regularly with new research, events, and news out of the Carsey School regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have questions or would like some additional information, please contact us.

Latest COVID-19 Research Briefs

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COVID-19 Research & Outreach

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COVID Collaboration

COVID Collaboration

Six interdisciplinary research projects launched to address coronavirus issues...

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More UNH and Carsey News on COVID-19

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Carsey School Responds to COVID-19

New Research and Outreach Activities Related to Pandemic
Since mid-March, the Carsey School of Public Policy at UNH has been responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by moving classes online, conducting and publishing research on new and emerging trends related to coronavirus, helping in the policy response, and by assisting communities to safely continue civic life during this period of individual isolation, while also preparing for re-engagement when...
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Making History

New Hampshire lawmakers convene at UNH
For the first time since the Civil War, the New Hampshire House of Representatives will be meeting outside the State House when it convenes a session on June 11 at The Whittemore Center, one of the few indoor arenas in the state large enough to host the 400 lawmakers and provide healthy social distancing required due to the coronavirus. “We looked at several options, and I really liked the idea...

Upcoming NH Listens Outreach & Engagement Events

Stay tuned for more events!

Recent Webinars with Carsey Research Authors

Watch a series of webinars and talks we've conducted with some of our Research authors.
 

Trusting Scientists More Than the Government

Carsey School Faculty Fellow Lawrence Hamilton sits down for a discussion and Q&A about his latest research brief, Trusting Scientists More Than the Government – New Hampshire Perceptions of the Pandemic.


An Older Population Increases Estimated COVID-19 Death Rates in Rural America

Carsey School Senior Demographer Ken Johnson discusses his latest research brief, An Older Population Increases Estimated COVID-19 Death Rates in Rural America.

 

Carsey in the News

Epoch Times: Worries Rise as Vacationers from Pandemic Hotspots Travel to Popular Areas

Epoch Times: Worries Rise as Vacationers from Pandemic Hotspots Travel to Popular Areas

Epoch Times: Worries Rise as Vacationers from Pandemic Hotspots Travel to Popular Areas

Researcher Jessica Carson...

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Concord Monitor: NH Recovery Homes Face Rising Demand Amid Diminished Capacity

Concord Monitor: NH Recovery Homes Face Rising Demand Amid Diminished Capacity

Researcher Shannon Monnat...

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Carnegie Corp: Andrew Carnegie Fellow on Rural America’s Vulnerability to COVID-19

Carnegie Corp: Andrew Carnegie Fellow on Rural America’s Vulnerability to COVID-19

Researcher Ken Johnson...

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Keene Sentinel: COVID-19 Pandemic Hasn't Change N.H. Resident's Views on Science

Keene Sentinel: COVID-19 Pandemic Hasn't Change N.H. Resident's Views on Science

Researcher Lawrence Hamilton...

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Female scientist works on a vaccine for COVID-19

NHPR: Pandemic Hasn't Changed N.H.'s Views on Science

NHPR: Pandemic Hasn't Changed N.H.'s Views on Science

Researcher Lawrence Hamilton...

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Union-Bulletin: Rural Areas Expect Higher Death Rate

Union-Bulletin: Rural Areas Expect Higher Death Rate

Kenneth Johnson...

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