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Idaho House Records Another COVID-19 Case

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Another person in the Idaho House has tested positive for COVID-19 according to an email from the Speaker of the House’s office.

 

A notice sent Friday morning from MaryLou Molitor, chief of staff to Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke (R-Oakley), did not say when the person tested positive for COVID-19, but noted that the exposure did not take place at the capitol building.

 

Close contacts and health officials have been notified and are following quarantine protocols, Molitor said.

 

The Associated Press reports Rep. Bruce Skaug (R-Nampa) told them he tested positive for COVID-19 Friday morning.

 

A handful of staffers in the House and Senate have tested positive for COVID-19 throughout the session, as well as two state senators, one of whom was hospitalized.

 

Republican leaders in the House and Senate have declined to implement basic public health measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus, like a mask mandate or physical distancing.

 

Instead, they’ve limited some capacity within committee hearing rooms and installed air purifiers in the building.

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