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Police Receive Complaints Of Hampton Beach Hotels Renting To Non-Essential Customers

HAMPTON, N.H. (CBS) – Police in the beach town of Hampton, New Hampshire said they received "a number of complaints" over Memorial Day weekend about hotels violating the state's coronavirus orders.

Hampton Police said the complaints came from people who said hotels were renting rooms to non-essential workers.

In April, Gov. Chris Sununu ordered hotels and short-term rentals to stop renting rooms to everyone except essential workers.

"These complaints have been investigated and are being referred to the Attorney General's Office," police said.

Hotels who spoke with WBZ-TV said they understand the rules and it has been a tough start to the season.

"It's very expensive to actually operate this way," said Tom McGuirk of McGuirk's Ocean View Hotel and Restaurant. "But we have to operate so, unfortunately, we're not going to be making a ton a money if any money, but it's always good to keep our employees."

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