BOISE, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — On Saturday, Idaho is set to enter to stage two of Gov. Brad Little's Idaho Rebounds plan.
Little made the announcement during a press conference Thursday afternoon. So, here's what you need to know about the updated Stay Healthy Order.
"We are better off in Idaho than elsewhere. Not because the problem doesn't exist but because we are doing a good job of following social distancing and protecting our family, friends and neighbors,” Little said. “If we continue to be diligent about washing our hands, limiting exposure to others and wearing face masks in public, we control the outcome."
Stage two will allow over 95% of Idaho Businesses to reopen. Starting on Saturday, close contact services can now welcome in the public.
These businesses include dine-restaurants, salons and indoor gyms. Businesses must submit their operational plans to their health district.
However, they do not need to wait on approval. They should only be attentive to hear back, if any changes need to be made, Little explained during the press conference.
Also, a 30-day supply of personal protective equipment will be gifted to small businesses.
Gatherings of less than 10 people are now allowed.
Additionally, 40,000 COVID-19 test kits will arrive to the Gem State, this month.
Bars should begin making plans to reopen for stage three, as Idaho’s governor announced he moved bars up from stage four.
More information about stage two guidelines are listed on Idaho Rebounds.
The governor will also be speaking on Idaho Public Television Thursday night at 7 p.m.
Watch the full press conference in the Facebook Live below.