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  • March 30, 2020 - Idaho’s primary election to remain on May 19, will be conducted by mail

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little and Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced today there will be no change in Idaho’s primary election date of May 19. The election will be conducted by mail pursuant to the existing laws for absentee voting due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus. The move is necessary after […]

  • March 25, 2020 - Governor Little issues statewide stay-home order, signs extreme emergency declaration

    Boise, Idaho – Following the guidance of Idaho’s public health experts, Governor Brad Little issued a statewide stay-home order today for all Idahoans. He also signed an extreme emergency declaration, which allows the state to more effectively increase health care capacity, take steps to reduce and slow coronavirus spread, and take rapid and decisive steps […]

  • March 23, 2020 - Idaho small businesses impacted by coronavirus can now access federal disaster loans

    Boise, Idaho – Following Governor Brad Little’s request, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced Friday it is now offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Idaho small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). “Small business is the backbone of our economy, and that’s why […]

  • March 19, 2020 - Governor Little issues statement on news of community spread of coronavirus in Blaine County

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued the following statement after limited community spread was detected in Blaine County this afternoon. “My office and members of my Coronavirus Working Group are fully engaged with the South Central Public Health District, Blaine County Commissioners, and mayors in that area to ensure a strong response is in […]

  • March 18, 2020 - American Red Cross blood donations needed

    Boise, Idaho – The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage as many blood drives have been cancelled across the country due to coronavirus concerns. Governor Brad Little is calling on Idahoans to make appointments to donate blood as soon as they can. “As a long-time blood donor and supporter of the American […]

  • March 18, 2020 - Idaho wants to hear from small businesses impacted by coronavirus

    Businesses impacted may be eligible for SBA Disaster Economic Injury Loan Assistance Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced the State of Idaho is seeking responses from small, non-farm businesses across Idaho whose operations and ability to conduct business have been disrupted by the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The information received will determine whether impacted […]

  • March 18, 2020 - Idaho adopts latest federal guidance to prevent coronavirus spread

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today that Idaho is adopting the latest guidance from the White House and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to slow the spread of coronavirus. Idaho is currently reporting nine confirmed cases of coronavirus. Counties with confirmed cases include Ada, Blaine, Madison and Teton. Public health […]