Bonner Co. Board of Commissioners to vote on proposal to terminate funding to the Panhandle Health District

Bonner County Commissioners

BONNER CO., Idaho — As COVID-19 cases continue to soar in North Idaho, Bonner County could take a drastic step to withhold funding to the Panhandle Health District.

The Bonner County Board of Commissioners will vote Tuesday on a proposal to do so.

That proposal was introduced by Commissioner Steve Bradshaw at a meeting Tuesday in response to the PHD Board’s decision to implement a mask mandate.

“Breath is the very essence of life,” Bradshaw said. “There is no human right more fundamental than the right to breathe.”

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If the resolution is passed, the county will cut off all money from the health district. According to the county budget, that is about $253,000.

The resolution also says the county will not enforce the second mask mandate.

You can watch that meeting at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday here.