Idaho public health officials are monitoring the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation.
The Department of Health and Welfare says the risk in Idaho is low. 15 people have been tested for COVID-19, but officials say there are no confirmed cases in Idaho.
Officials recommend everyone should take precautions to avoid all respiratory diseases, including staying home if you’re sick, avoiding sick people, and covering your coughs and sneezes with the crook of your elbow or a tissue.
If you have been in an affected area with apparent community spread within the past 14 days, are concerned you might have been exposed, and have symptoms of fever or cough, officials recommend you call your doctor.
Governor Brad little will host a press conference at 11 a.m. on March 4 to discuss the state's preparations for the virus.
Please follow @IdahoCOVID19 for official information regarding Coronavirus in Idaho.— Brad Little (@GovernorLittle) March 3, 2020
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