Idaho restrictions remain; governor encourages flu shots

Idaho Gov. Brad Little gestures during a news conference ,Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, at the Statehouse in Boise, Idaho. Gov. Little said the state will remain under restrictions in the fourth and final stage of his reopening plan for another two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler)

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho will remain under restrictions in the fourth and final stage of Gov. Brad Little’s plan to reopen for at least another two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Republican governor said Thursday that hospitalizations of those infected remain too high.

He also encouraged getting flu shots. He says that flu patients combined with COVID-19 patients could threaten healthcare capacity. The state has been stalled in stage 4 that was initially set to expire on June 27. It allows gatherings of more than 50 people as long as precautions are taken.

Johns Hopkins University through Wednesday reports that Idaho had more than 32,000 coronavirus infections and 372 deaths.

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  • Deedee September 4, 2020 at 9:09 pm Reply

    Does this governor read at all? Getting the flu shot will give you a false positive on the covid test. The CDC posted that the numbers were all false and the death rate is less than the flu. Ditch the mask, don’t let one man dictate what is best for you when the statistics show the opposite.

    • Jub September 12, 2020 at 10:01 pm Reply

      PLEASE explain how getting the flu shot will result in a false positive Covid test result. If you continue to spread this idea without backing it up you are misleading everyone that reads this site.

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