Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
So far Idaho has a relatively small number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, commonly known as Coronavirus.
Last week the state Senate unanimously voted to set aside funds for Coronavirus response. Additionally, on March 13 Gov. Little announced a proactive state of emergency so our state government is prepared to take action to protect the people of Idaho and assist health care workers:
"The declaration activates the use of the Idaho Emergency Operations Plan and makes funds available for use in the Emergency Disaster Fund. It allows the Governor more flexibility to expedite contracts and purchasing of supplies, and it aids in the state’s ability to access critical supplies such as respirators from the national stockpile. In addition, the declaration includes provisions that allow the expedited renewal of licenses for nurses who have retired or left the profession."
We will continue to respond to the Coronavirus situation as events warrant.