Idaho To Move To Next Covid Recovery Phase On Saturday

May 14, 2020

Idaho will move to the second phase of its four-phase recovery plan on Saturday.
Credit State of Idaho

Idaho Governor Brad Little says the Gem State will move to the second phase of state’s four-part coronavirus recovery plan on Saturday.

That means businesses such as gyms and hair salons will be able to reopen with the appropriate precautions.

Little made his announcement today [Thursday] and threw in a surprise as well.

“I’ve also decided, in close consultation with our public health experts, that we will move up the opening of bars from stage four to stage three. That means bars will be able to open up May 30, if everything goes well, two weeks ahead of what was previously anticipated," he said.

Little touted that Idaho has spent more of its federal CARES Act recovery money on helping small business than any other state. And he tossed one more benefit in there for that sector.

“Small businesses will be able to access a 30-day supply of PPE, personal protective equipment, such as masks, gloves and sanitizer to protect their workers and the public and build consumer confidence," Little said.

The governor reminded Idahoans to continue to exercise personal responsibility, wear masks in public and do the other things needed to keep the spread of the virus in check.