As of Friday morning, April 17, 2020, here are the COVID-19 positive cases in Maine, NH and Massachusetts:

New Hampshire, NH.gov, 1,211

Maine, according to maine.gov, 796

and Massachusetts numbers according to Mass.gov, 32,181

Yesterday, Governor Chris Sununu announced that all public and private schools in NH will remain closed for the rest of the school year, according to WMUR.  Remote learning will continue until Summer break.

New COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Bellamy Fields in Dover, a long-term care facility, with 10 cases, according to WMUR.

Must be very difficult for the older population to cope with what's going on these days.  One of my best friends is in a long-term care facility and can not have any visitors at this time.  Her meals are brought to her and other than that, she doesn't have any interaction with any people for the entire day.  She is able to walk around, as long as she keeps six feet away from anyone else.

Will this make us stronger?  I sure hope so.