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Idaho governor gives go-ahead on Stage 3 reopening

Idaho Gov. Brad Little outlines Stage 1 for reopening Idaho, starting May 1.(Source: Idaho Governor's Office pool camera)
Idaho Gov. Brad Little outlines Stage 1 for reopening Idaho, starting May 1.(Source: Idaho Governor's Office pool camera)(KMVT)
Published: May. 28, 2020 at 11:04 AM MDT
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Idaho Gov. Brad Little hosted a press conference Thursday afternoon announcing the Stage 3 reopening of the state.

The press conference began at 1:30 p.m. MT and took place in the Lincoln Auditorium of the Idaho State Capitol in Boise.

The governor did make provisions for movie theaters and bars to reopen in Stage 3, both were initially slated to reopen in Stage 4.

During Stage 3 of the Idaho Rebounds plan:

Individuals:

• Gatherings of 10-50 may be permitting with certain protocols and physical distancing met.

• Nonessential travel can resume to locations that allow travel.

• Discontinuation of 14-quarantine for people entering Idaho.

Employers

• Encourage telework when possible and feasible, made accommodations for vulnerable employees.

• Open businesses continue following protocols for opening.

Specific businesses limitations

• Nightclubs and large venues like sporting venues are to remain closed but develop a plan for reopening.

• Bars can reopen if they can meet

.

• Visits to senior living facilities and places like jails and correction facilities are prohibited.

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If there are no significant increases and certain criteria are met, the governor could approve moving onto Stage 3 of the Idaho Rebounds: Our Path to Prosperity plan. The earmarked dates for Stage 3 would may May 30-June 12.

The governor did make provisions for movie theaters and bars to reopen in Stage 3, both were initially slated to reopen in Stage 4.

During Stage 3 of the Idaho Rebounds plan:

Individuals:

• Gatherings of 10-50 may be permitting with certain protocols and physical distancing met.

• Nonessential travel can resume to locations that allow travel.

• Discontinuation of 14-quarantine for people entering Idaho.

Employers

• Encourage telework when possible and feasible, made accommodations for vulnerable employees.

• Open businesses continue following protocols for opening.

Specific businesses limitations

• Nightclubs and large venues like sporting venues are to remain closed but develop a plan for reopening.

• Bars can reopen if they can meet

.

• Visits to senior living facilities and places like jails and correction facilities are prohibited.

Read the

in greater detail.

The story will be updated as more information become available.

A livestream of the press conference will be in this article.

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