Survey says most Idahoans want health experts to help lead the state

Posted at 5:27 PM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 19:27:11-04

IDAHO — According to a new survey, Idahoans want health experts to help lead these state during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry (IACI) talked to 400 registered voters across the state.

IACI wanted to know how people felt about Governor Little's four-phase approach to reopening the state. What they found is 65 percent of Idahoans want to make sure medical experts are leading the discussion.

"They want to hear from healthcare professionals and they want to be assured state leaders are listening to healthcare professionals, and not just businesses folks out there," said Alex Labeau, IACI president.

Governor Little is set to give a news conference Thursday at 1 p.m. as we move into stage two of Idaho Rebounds. As with previous news conferences, Dave Jeppesen, the director of the Department of Health and Welfare, will also be on hand to answer questions.

We will be livestreaming the news conference on the Idaho News 6 website and Facebook page.