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Idaho Is In Last Stage Of Reopening, Despite Clusters Of COVID-19 Cases

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Idaho is in the last stage of its reopening plan, but COVID-19 hasn’t gone away. During stage three, which ended over the weekend, Idaho saw a series of outbreaks around the state.


Near the end of May, a religious revival took place in Idaho Falls. At least 30 people who attended are now confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases. 

In Pocatello, there was possible exposure at a Perkins Restaurant & Bakery on June 2 and 3. A waitress-in-training tested positive for the virus after working two shifts. 

More recently, the Central District Health says at least 10 people who are diagnosed or probable cases went to multiple bars in Boise on June 5 and 6. 

The Downtown Boise YMCA closed on June 10 for cleaning after a member tested positive for the virus. The YMCA has since been reopened.

Despite these cases, the state is now in its last stage of reopening. Nightclubs and larger venues are allowed to open. Visitors to senior living facilities, prisons and jails are also permitted. 


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