Gov. Little to make important COVID-19 announcement Monday

Brad Little
FILE - In this March 13, 2020 file photo, Idaho Gov. Brad Little speaks at a news conference at his Statehouse office in Boise, Idaho. Legislation making abortion a crime in Idaho should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing the procedure has been signed into law by Little. The Republican governor signed the measure on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, according to his website. The measure includes exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the mother. Criminal punishment would be a felony and apply to the person performing the abortion, not the woman. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP, File)

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Governor Brad Little will hold a press conference Monday afternoon to make an “important announcement” about COVID-19 in the state.

The meeting is noted on the Office of the Governor website. It comes just after Coeur d’Alene City Council’s emergency meeting to consider reinstituting a mask mandate. As of Friday, 4,860 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Idaho Panhandle. 79 percent of those cases are reported out of Kootenai County.

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According to his calendar, Governor Little will speak at 3:00 p.m. MT. It will be broadcast on Idaho Public Television and streamed to the public here.

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