Coronavirus

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little has ordered the creation of a committee to oversee the state’s $1.25 billion share of the $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic rescue package approved by Congress last month.

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The majority of Idahoans who have tested positive for COVID-19 so far are under age 50, with more than 600 people aged 18-49 testing positive. The second-largest group is Idahoans 50 and older, at more than 500 cases; but there also have been 15 cases in people under 18. “I think a lot of young people are maybe not aware...

One Idaho Falls group had coronavirus on their radar long before others in the area realized how serious it was. The Idaho Falls Chinese Community, or IFCC, is a group of locals who hold close ties to both Idaho Falls and China. They often gather to celebrate together during Chinese holidays…

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus officially eclipsed the number of those killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11, health officials said Tuesday. In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in intensive care with the virus.

Southeastern Idaho Public Health has confirmed a case of COVID-19 in Power County. This brings the total to nine cases (5 in Bannock County, 2 in Bingham County, 1 in Caribou County, and 1 in Power County) in southeastern Idaho.

POCATELLO — Due to the COVID-19 shelter in place restrictions, the Pocatello Women's Connection luncheon for April 16 has been cancelled. We are asking all of our attendees to follow the guidelines of our governor and stay healthy. We will resume our luncheons when it is safe for us to once …

The Centers for Disease Control recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community‐based transmission.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and members of his administration are growing emphatic in promoting an anti-malaria drug not yet officially approved for fighting COVID-19, even though scientists say more testing is needed before it’s proven safe and effective against the virus

NEW YORK (AP) — The steep rise in coronavirus deaths in New York appears to be leveling off in a possible sign that social distancing is working in the most lethal hot spot in the U.S., the governor said Monday — a trend that seems to have taken hold more convincingly in hard-hit Italy, Spai…

Last week, Gov. Brad Little and Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced that the May 19 primary for state and local offices will be conducted entirely by mail-in absentee ballot, a safety measure due to the coronavirus.

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The Idaho State Journal is featuring local businesses to highlight how they’re coping with the coronavirus threat. If you know of a local business that you’d like to see featured in the newspaper, contact Journal Editor Ian H. Fennell at 208-239-3121 or editor@journalnet.com.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sat 6 feet apart inside an empty room as the faith carried out its signature conference by adhering to social distancing guidelines that offered a stark reminder of how the global coronavirus pandemic is impac…

From wars to pandemics, when the world needs healing and support, nurses historically rise to the challenge. With the number of infections of COVID-19 increasing daily, nurses are needed now more than ever in hot spots across the country. Today, two Portneuf Medical Center registered nurses …

The Idaho State Journal is featuring local businesses to highlight how they’re coping with the coronavirus threat. If you know of a local business that you’d like to see featured in the newspaper, contact Journal Editor Ian H. Fennell at 208-239-3121 or editor@journalnet.com.

BOISE — Voters’ completed ballots for the May 19 primary election won’t be due to county clerks until June 2, a delay intended to ensure Idahoans vote despite the state’s switch to an all-absentee election amid the coronavirus outbreak.

From wars to pandemics, when the world needs healing and support, nurses historically rise to the challenge. With the number of infections of COVID-19 increasing daily, nurses are needed now more than ever in hot spots across the country. Today, two Portneuf Medical Center registered nurses …

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Cruise ships carrying dozens of passengers and crew displaying symptoms of the coronavirus awaited final word Thursday on when they would be able to dock at a Florida port after officials gave their tentative approval and the state’s governor dropped his previous…

FORT HALL — The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 2020 primary election originally scheduled for April 10 has been canceled due to the safety and welfare of the community. Instead, the Tribes Election Board will be implementing a mail-in voting process for registered tribal voters only.