On Sunday, confirmed and probable coronavirus cases passed the 100,000 threshold. Later in the week, Idaho’s COVID-19 death toll reached the 1,000 mark.
The state reported at least 154 new coronavirus cases in K-12 schools during last week, a 69 percent decrease from the previous week.
Coronavirus case numbers decreased on nearly every Idaho campus during Thanksgiving week — even at Boise State University, which was forced to abruptly cancel a home football game Saturday morning.
New case numbers and deaths decreased from the previous week. It isn’t clear, however, whether these numbers reflect reporting delays due to the short week and the Thanksgiving holiday.
“We’re trying to stop the spread, we’re not trying to put anybody out of business,” Little said.
The Legislature will consider the rule during the 2021 session that begins in January.