AARP Idaho holds COVID-19 Q&A

Posted at 3:22 PM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 17:56:02-04

AARP Idaho held a Coronavirus town hall Q&A with Governor Brad Little and the State Epidemiologist to discuss the latest updates on COVID-19 in Idaho.

Ada County And Canyon County have seen the most COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Together the counties make up over 16,000 of the total cases in Idaho.

According to the State Epidemiologist, Christine Hahn, Idaho sees A downward trend in COVID-19 cases reported every day. However, with schools opening and flu season ahead, the community still needs to be careful.

She also mentioned that public health epidemiologists in Idaho are seeing large numbers of cases coming from family gatherings.

While people might think they are just seeing family, they are still at risk of catching the virus.

“We continue to work, educate, remind, and offer support and testing to schools to camps to businesses. We need to do more testing. The governor eluded to that. We are working hard on testing, but we are not where we need to be,” Hahn says

AARP will be hosting another tele-town hall on Thursday, August 20th. If you want to participate, visit their website to see how you can join the call.