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Boise drops mask mandate, notes businesses can still require masks

The City of Boise announced it will drop the requirement for masks indoors, following newly-released guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The...

Idaho will stop participating in pandemic unemployment programs

Gov. Brad Little announced Tuesday Idaho will stop participating in three federal pandemic unemployment compensation programs. A news release from The governor's office says...

Following CDC, McLean removes order to wear masks outside in Boise

Masks are no longer required outside in Boise. On Wednesday, the City of Boise announced Mayor Lauren McLean rescinded the city's health order requiring...

SBA to provide assistance to restuarnt owners, with priority for woman & veterans

Good news for small-business owners needing financial assistance. The U.S Small Business Association announced a $28.6 billion "Restaurant Revitalization Fund" with prioritization directed toward women,...

Boise company helps refill local PPE stockpile

A Boise-based medical supply company is donating tens of thousands of dollars worth of PPE to the Treasure Valley community. Darcy and Kevin Lawhorn co-founded...

Idaho local governments will get millions from latest COVID package. It’s unknown how they will spend it

The recently passed COVID-19 relief package will inject millions into the coffers of Idaho’s local governments, but it’s still up in the air how...

McCall saw its economy take off during COVID-19, but concerns of ‘Boise on steroids’ loom for housing

A little more than a year has gone by since McCall and Valley County officials issued a travel advisory asking visitors, who don't live...

New timeline: All Idahoans 16+ can get COVID-19 vaccine starting in April

Anyone over 16 years old will soon be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Idaho starting April 5th. Gov. Brad Little announced Wednesday that...

Idaho launches new site for COVID-19 vaccine registration

The State of Idaho rolled-out a new website that allows you to pre-register for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. On Friday, Governor Brad Little said...

Idaho contracted with Crush the Curve for testing long-term care facilities, employers with outbreaks

Since its formation in spring 2020, nonprofit Crush the Curve Idaho scored over $6 million in state contracts to test vulnerable populations and try...

McLean allows events with more than 50 attendees in Boise with health district approval

Boise Mayor Lauren McLean is easing the city’s restrictions on events, as long as there are safety plans in place.  On Tuesday, McLean announced a...

CDH encourages those in upcoming priority group to plan for workforce COVID-19 vaccine

Central District Health is encouraging anyone in the upcoming vaccine eligibility group to begin preparing for workforce vaccinations. Although Idaho has not set a date...

McCall City Council votes to pass mask mandate with no medical exemptions

McCall City Council voted to pass a mask mandate following Central District Health lifting the mandate in Valley County.  “I’m going to say that discontinuing...

‘Social distancing, Idaho style’: Fish & Game reports big rise in hunting, fishing

In the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Idaho saw a 65% increase in fishing license sales over the previous year, Fish &...

Idaho vaccine questions: School board members eligible and “leftover” dose policies

It’s not just teachers and other school staff who work in schools getting vaccinated in Idaho.  On January 12, the State of Idaho released new...