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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.
Angela Hemingway says she hopes her new job — in government sales for the wireless carrier T-Mobile — will focus on addressing the “digital divide” in Idaho schools.
Angela Hemingway had led the center since its launch in 2015, promoting education in the “STEM” fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
The state reported at least 154 new coronavirus cases in K-12 schools during last week, a 69 percent decrease from the previous week.
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.
Last week, the state counted at least 500 new cases involving K-12 students and employees. Was that a record? Hard to say.
Fourteen state attorneys general co-signed a brief supporting Idaho’s first-in-the-nation law, which bans transgender girls and women from playing in girls’ and women’s sports.
All of Idaho’s key coronavirus metrics continued to move in the wrong direction this week. The state and its health districts reported nearly 9,800 new cases and 94 COVID-19 deaths.
New guidelines could affect school sports and extracurricular activities in the Treasure Valley. Deaths and case numbers hit one-day peaks. And a health district entertains COVID-19 conspiracy theorists.