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How You Can Stay Safe This Summer In Idaho Outdoors During The Coronavirus Pandemic

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Frankie Barnhill
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As the state opens back up, health care and government experts are saying that being outdoors is relatively safe, since physical distancing is easier outside. But that doesn’t mean you’re totally safe when you leave your house. 

And as the weather heats up, more and more folks are taking advantage of the great outdoors. The governor’s ‘Recreate Responsibly’ campaign offers guidelines to safely do what idahoans do best: spending time outdoor recreating. 

So joining Idaho Matters live today is Steve Steubner. He worked with the Bureau of Land Management in Idaho this season when the Recreate Responsibly campaign was kicking off, and has a blog where he talks about the great Idaho outdoors.

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.


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Molly Wampler is a newsroom intern at Boise State Public Radio. Originally from Berkeley, California, she just graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Washington state. There, Molly worked for her university's newspaper but is stoked to try her hand at and learn all there is to learn about radio journalism.