BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Governor Brad Little is holding a press conference on Thursday, July 9, discussing Idaho's Kindergarten through 12th grade reopening plan and stage four of Idaho Rebounds.
As of Sunday, Idaho had 7,733 confirmed and probable cases and 93 deaths. Of that, the state is reporting 2,886 people have recovered from the coronavirus.
Ada County went back to a modified stage three of reopening after an increase in cases. Boise Mayor Lauren McLean issued a public health order mandating face coverings in all public places. City officials also recommend face coverings for outdoor places like hiking trails or the Greenbelt where social distancing cannot be ensured.
Yes, masks are required unless you are maintaining six feet of distance from others (when recreating outside we recommend having a mask with you in case you pass others on a trail, the Greenbelt etc.).— City of Boise (@CityOfBoise) July 2, 2020
In Canyon County, the Idaho Statesman reports the county added 163 new confirmed cases on the Fourth of July, bringing its total to 1,147. That is nearly triple what it was two weeks ago. Saturday marked the fourth single-day record for Canyon County last week.
Crush the Curve Idaho is opening a new active virus test site at Eagle Middle School. Hours for the site are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Appointments are encouraged but not required and you can find more information about the new testing site here.