LIVE: Idaho reveals K-12 school reopening plan for fall

Press conference hosted Thursday at noon from Idaho Statehouse
Idaho Gov. Brad Little plans to discuss reopening Idaho school and the next step in the Idaho...
Idaho Gov. Brad Little plans to discuss reopening Idaho school and the next step in the Idaho Rebounds phased reopening plan Thursday afternoon during a press conference from the statehouse.
Published: Jul. 9, 2020 at 10:29 AM MDT
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BOISE, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - Idaho Gov. Brad Little and education leaders rolled out the “Idaho Back to School Framework” on Thursday to provide guidance to education officials throughout the state for safe reopening K-12 school this fall.

The governor made the announcement Thursday afternoon in the Lincoln Auditorium at the Idaho Statehouse.

Watch the press conference livestream.

Idaho @governorbradlittle is slated to discuss Idaho’s K-12 Reopening Plan and Stage 4 of Idaho Rebounds during a Thursday afternoon press conference.

Posted by KMVT News on Thursday, July 9, 2020

During the press conference, the state epidemiologist Dr. Christine Hahn said the state will be regularly updating information on hospital capacity. She said to-date there are more than 100 hospital beds, more than 400 ventilators available and a good stock of personal protective equipment available. Hahn said that is an indication that the people who are currently contracting COVID-19 are generally becoming less ill than in the first wave the state experienced.

On June 24, the governor announced extending Idaho’s Stage 4 by two weeks and on Thursday, he’s expected to announce the next step in reopening Idaho.

Idaho has seen a surge in confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in recent weeks. The Little has said stay-home orders and a phased reopening has been to not overwhelm the health care system.

Information in this article will be updated.

The Idaho State Board of Education hosted a virtual meeting Thursday morning to discuss a school reopening plan developed by the K-12 Emergency Council’s Public School Reopening Committee.

The livestream of the meeting is below.

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