Idaho adopts stricter guidelines to limit coronavirus spread

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

BOISE, Idaho (AP) Idaho on Wednesday adopted stricter guidelines for social interaction to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.

Republican Gov. Brad Little announced that the state was adopting federal guidelines that include avoiding social gathering of more than 10 people.

The guidelines also call for not eating or drinking in bars, restaurants and food courts, but to use drive-thru or pickup options.

Little also recommends avoiding discretionary travel and shopping.

Idaho health officials say nine people in Idaho have tested positive for COVID-19.

Little said mandatory measures could eventually be put in place depending on the extent of the virus outbreak.