Governor Little supports mayors and health districts

 

Governor Brad Little supports mayors and health districts in implementing additional measures to slow the spread of COVID-19.

In a statement provided to CBS2 News, a spokeswoman addressed the state’s response to the novel coronavirus, a day after each county in Idaho reported at least one case.

“Ada, Canyon, Twin Falls, Bonneville, and Kootenai Counties continue to be hot spots for virus activity, but half of Idaho’s counties are reporting current case counts of less than 11 confirmed cases per 100,000 residents,” the spokeswoman said.

The state’s response to COVID-19 is shifting to regions and communities within Idaho, allowing cities and health districts to take measures to slow the spread based on the number of cases in that area.

The Governor also encourages Idahoans to take their own measures to slow the spread.

Here is the full statement:

Ada, Canyon, Twin Falls, Bonneville, and Kootenai Counties continue to be hot spots for virus activity, but half of Idaho’s counties are reporting current case counts of less than 11 confirmed cases per 100,000 residents. The shift from a statewide approach to a more localized approach in our COVID-19 response is appropriate. Governor Brad Little announced last week that Idaho will remain in Stage 4 for now, but local public health districts and mayors have his support to implement additional measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 in their communities. Governor Little strongly encourages Idahoans to follow the preventive measures that have proven effective in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in order to protect our neighbors and preserve healthcare capacity.

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