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After They Were Hard Hit By The Coronavirus, Sun Valley Region Welcomes Back Tourists

Sun Valley Institute

At one point this spring, Blaine County was one of the hardest-hit areas in the country for coronavirus infections. The area, which draws tourists from around the world for both its recreational and arts opportunities, was forced to close. The area’s shops, restaurants, hotels and arts centers went into hibernation as health officials worked to control the spread.

Now, with summer on the horizon, the Sun Valley area is welcoming tourists back. So how will they protect against another outbreak while trying to get their economy restarted? 


Joining Idaho Matters live from the Wood River Valley is Blaine County Commissioner Jacob Greenberg and Scott Fortner with Visit Sun Valley. 

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Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!