Gov. Brad Little announces plan to reopen state by June

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BOISE, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - Idaho Gov. Brad Little announced a plan to reopen the state by June during a Thursday morning press conference.

Gov. Brad Little hosted a web-based press conference Wednesday, April 14 announcing an extension of Idaho's 21-day stay-home order until the end of April. The order has a few changes, allowing some nonessential businesses to conduct curbside and carryout services. (Source: Idaho Governor's Office)

Little announced the state has launched a website called Rebound Idaho, outlining a path for reopening the state. The governor has outlines a four-stage plan.

The current stay-home order will continue through April 30. If all criteria are met, meaning no spikes in COVID-19 cases, the reopening process will start May 1.

In the first state, places of worship can open if they adhere to strict physical distancing and sanitation protocol.

In the second stage, slated for May 16-29, nonessential businesses like restaurants, hair salons and gyms can open if they meet certain protocols.

In the third stage, slated for May 30-June 12, nonessential travel can resume.

In the fourth stage, slated for June 13-26. large venues, like movie theaters can operated with limited physical social distancing. Bars and night clubs may operate with diminished standing room occupancy. Visits to senior living facilities can also resume.

View more about the plan here.

Little will also be answering questions Thursday night at 8 p.m. live on Idaho Public Television and its Facebook page.

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