Idaho is considered a hot spot in the country for Coronavirus.
In observing social media comments about the condition of Coronavirus in Idaho, some citizens wanted Governor Brad Little to issue a statewide mask mandate. Other citizens opposed the idea saying it was unconstitutional.
When Little announced that he was going to make an announcement on Monday, many citizens we spoke with or observed on social media speculated that Idaho would move back a stage and/or implement a statewide mask mandate.
Little held a press conference yesterday and announced that Idaho would indeed be going back to Stage 3 but he did not issue a statewide mask mandate.
Here is what is implemented under Stage 3 (story continues below):
For most businesses, this does not change much of how they currently operate.
Bars must operate with seating only service and nightclubs can operate as bars. Additionally, Little said in his press conference that long-term care facilities must require masks for anyone who goes on their premises.
Outdoor and indoor gatherings are also limited under Stage 3 protocols.
Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin spoke out on social media after Little’s announcement with this statement:
McGeachin has been at odds with Little over the Coronavirus response since March when Little issues his “stay-at-home” order.
What do you think of Idaho going back to Stage 3? Do you agree with Little or McGeachin on the Coronavirus response?
Let us know in the comments below.
Tags: Brad Little, Coronavirus, Janice McGeachin, Stage 3