BOISE, Idaho — Governor Brad Little's coronavirus task force is scheduled to meet on Wednesday to decide how to disperse around 1.25 billion dollars from the federal government. Congress approved the funds in late March to help Idaho and other states get back on their feet during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Little made the comments on Tuesday during a statewide AARP telephone town hall. He said the state labor department, health and welfare and hospitals will likely get portions of the money, along with other agencies. Governor Little told those listening in to the call that we are not out of the woods yet in fighting the virus, but there is a small glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel.
"we are nearing a point in time where we will be able to see the dividends of our stay-home order, to where the rate of increase we anticipate will go down, given the incredible behavior of the people of Idaho," said Gov. Little.
Little said his 21-day stay-home order is scheduled to end on April 19, but will likely continue in some form. He emphasized we all still need to stay the course as far as social distancing, following CDC guidelines, supporting local businesses and helping those in need.