Idaho Ramps Up Coronavirus Response As Risk Remains Low

As cases of coronavirus continue to grow in the U.S., Idaho is taking steps to try to slow its eventual migration to the state.

There are no confirmed cases in Idaho, as of Wednesday afternoon, but six people have been tested and dozens are being monitored, according to state officials. Risk of contracting the illness is low for most people at this time.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare began working on its response to the coronavirus in early January, said Director Dave Jeppesen.

Gov. Brad Little (R) announced a working group that will coordinate with state and federal agencies on the matter. The state has also launched a website with more information on the response and the spread of the virus.