Facebook Groups Filling A Critical Gap In Coronavirus Messaging & Support In Idaho

Mar 24, 2020


The coronavirus is reaching deeper into Idaho as the number of confirmed cases continue to rise. In the midst of all this, Facebook is becoming the meeting space for information and community support.

Shawn Keenan and Sally Boynton Brown are admins of the Idaho COVID-19 Mutual Aid Facebook Group, and help facilitate the local or regional mutual aid groups that have been formed since. 

 

Now over 18,000 members strong and counting, the main Idaho group is playing a critical role in sharing information from state agencies, but also filling a gap in bringing the community together. 

 

Keenan and Boynton Brown join Idaho Matters live on the phone. 

As COVID-19 cases spread through the U.S. and Idaho, we’re committed to keeping you updated and informed. You can get updated info on cases, closures and how to stay healthy at any time on our Coronavirus news blog.

 

Idaho Matters is working on a story about how families are dealing with school closures during the coronavirus outbreak. Parents: What do your days look like now? Are you creating structure, or are you letting your kids have an extended spring break? Kids: What do you like about being at home, and what do you miss about school and being with your friends? Using your smartphone, please send us a voice memo with your family. Tell us about your daily routine, or about what your’e doing to stay distracted or learning. Send the voice memo to idahomatters@boisestate.edu. We might use your message in an upcoming show.

 

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