Democratic Party cancels convention
Due to the recent rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in Ada County and Idaho, the IDP has made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person convention events planned in Boise, including the official platform and resolutions proceedings for this year. The 2018 Idaho Democratic Party Platform will remain in place until the 2022 State Convention.
As Idaho Democrats, the safety and well-being of our delegates and members is of the utmost importance. With the current mandate in Ada County prohibiting gatherings larger than 50 people, it would be impossible to safely gather 300-400 Idaho Democrats for a state convention.
As positivity rates of the dangerous COVID-19 virus continue to increase in many Idaho communities, the course of action for public schools in those areas is clear—school buildings in communities considered “hot spots” should remain closed and districts should shift to online instruction. It’s an unfortunate circumstance but a necessary decision to protect the lives of Idahoans threatened by a pandemic that shows no signs of abating in our state.
Hot Spots are those areas where the positivity rate for COVID-19 testing is above five percent, which is the threshold the CDC uses to recommend remote learning instead of in-person instruction. According to recent reports, about 75 percent of Idaho public school students are enrolled in schools whose communities are classified as hot spots. A document prepared recently by the White House also included Idaho among the states classified as “red zones” that should strongly consider more stringent measures to protect their citizens and reduce the strain on hospitals and health care facilities.
Today, July 10th, the Elmore County Commissioners enacted a burn ban on Open Fire as defined in the burn ban ordinance of the county, which will be in effect until October 1st, unless otherwise decided by the Board of Commissioners. This ban does not include Idaho Power Campgrounds or public land belonging to the federal or state governments.
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