Kootenai County

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The Idaho Panhandle health board has voted to rescind its rule requiring people wear masks in Kootenai County.

The board had approved an enforceable mask mandate on July 23. It was a time when the Panhandle was approaching the peak of a coronavirus surge. That move was unpopular, so unpopular that even though the Panhandle is enduring another surge, the health board voted to remove the mandate.

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In north Idaho, the Panhandle Health District says it has detected cases of community transmission in two new counties, Benewah and Bonner. That’s when epidemiogists determine the infection was passed between community members and not initiated from an outside source.