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BREAKING: Idaho Activates Statewide Crisis Standards Of Care

Idaho Matters Reporter Roundtable: November 13, 2020

St. Luke's Health System
Respiratory therapist Nancy Roberts attends to a COVID-19 patient in Boise.

COVID-19 continues to ravage the state of Idaho, with climbing hospitalizations and deaths. At the same time, local and state government officials are struggling to get folks to follow mask mandates where they do exist and encourage mask use where they are not required

That's the big topic today on the Idaho Matters Reporter Roundtable with Boise State Public Radio's Rachel CohenRebecca Boone from the AP's Boise Bureau, Idaho Statesman opinion editor Scott McIntosh and BoiseDev's Margaret Carmel

NOTE: After the live recording of this show Gov. Brad Little announced a rollback to a modified stage two of his reopening plan that would limit gatherings to no more than 10 people. But Little declined to create mandate that would require masks be worn statewide despite the request from doctors. For more on his announcement, click here. 

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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Samantha Wright is a news reporter and producer for Idaho Matters.
Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.