BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little declared a state of emergency Friday because of the new coronavirus. The Republican governor said there are no confirmed cases in the state, but he wanted the state to be prepared.
He said the emergency declaration would be in effect for 30 days but could be extended. The declaration makes emergency money available and gives Little flexibility in responding to situations around the state.
State officials say more than 100 people in Idaho have so far been tested, but no one has been positive for COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus.