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Governor Little issues stay-at-home order for Idaho

Posted: 2:45 PM, Mar 25, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-25 16:45:00-04
Brad Little

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho joins the 17 states who have issued stay-at-home because of the coronavirus. The order is in place for the next 21 days.

These orders are not necessarily full lockdowns, but they do require residents to stay home except for essential activities, such as grocery shopping, going to the pharmacy, receiving medical care or walking your dog.

If you work in an essential industry, like healthcare, food service, grocery stores or law enforcement, you will be able to travel to your job.

Many of these orders also prohibit things like visiting other people’s homes and gatherings of more than 10 people.

Essential businesses include grocery stores, farms, gas stations, laundromats, newspaper, television and media services and restaurants, but only drive-thru, delivery and carryout. Essential activities include grocery shopping, picking up medical supplies and outdoor activities.

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