Gov. Little waives some rules and extends tax deadlines

Gov. Little waives some rules and extends tax deadlines
Posted at 5:18 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 19:18:14-04

BOISE, Idaho — With 68 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Idaho, agencies, businesses and school continue to work to slow the spread of the illness. On Monday, Governor Brad Little talked about where we are as a state.

Gov. Little says he has asked all state agencies to look at how they can boost access to health care and has asked the government to waive 125 rules to help the response to the COVID-19 situation. Another move will help keep a little cash in Idahoans pockets for now. The state tax deadline has been extended to June 15.

"We all have experienced disruptions in our lives and finances and this extra step helps relieve Idahoans of the burden to meet deadlines while allowing Idaho to fulfill our constitutional obligation for a balanced budget," said Gov. Little.

Boise Mayor Lauren McLean issued a social distancing order that will take effect at midnight on March 23. Governor Little said he is not looking at a shelter in place order in Ada County, and he is not ordering a self-isolation or shelter in place order unless there is a community spread detected.

You can watch his full press conference here: