Idaho legislature shuts down after six House members test positive for coronavirus

The Idaho legislature voted Friday to close down until early April after a coronavirus outbreak among six members of the state House.

The recess, which will last until April 6, comes after five Republicans and a Democrat in the lower chamber tested positive for the virus. Several GOP lawmakers in both chambers have declined to wear masks during in-person sessions, according to The Associated Press.

The recess will postpone debates on significant issues, including setting the state budget.