Idaho moves to Stage 4 of reopening plan, gatherings of any size now allowed

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho is moving forward to Stage 4 of the state’s reopening plan.

The Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) announced the decision Tuesday, based off the state’s incident rate—as of publication, Idaho has a seven-day average of 8.6 cases per 100,000 people and a positivity rate of 4.3% of tests.

Stage 4 begins effective immediately.

While IDHW notes COVID transmission is prevalent in group settings, gatherings of any size can now take place, as long as physical distancing is observed.

Face masks are not required but highly recommended unless in a long-term care facility, and Idahoans are encouraged to get the vaccine.

Idaho businesses can remain open at full capacity.

You can read the full list of Stage 4 guidelines on the Idaho Rebounds website.