Reader Quick Hits: May 18, 2020

  • Idaho confirmed 19 new cases of COVID-19 over Sunday and Monday, bringing statewide total cases to 2,455 and deaths to 74 people. Daily updates can be viewed at

    The ladies of the Community Assistance League strut their stuff during the Sandpoint Lions’ July 4 parade. Photo courtesy of Sandpoint Online.

  • Governor Brad Little’s office released new guidelines today for opening bars, outdoor pools and onboarding seasonal workers during Stage 3 of the Rebound Idaho plan, set to begin May 30 if statewide data trends allow. “Consumer and employee confidence is needed in order for Idaho’s economy to rebound more quickly,” a press release reads. “Businesses opening their doors in various stages of the Idaho Rebounds plan should have operational plans in place to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19.” Access those guidelines and many more for other types of businesses here.
  • Bonner County Road and Bridge announced today that all weight limits on county roads have been lifted. Learn more about weight limits here.
  • VFW Post 2453 will meet at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19 at the VFW Hall, 1325 W. Pine Street in Sandpoint. Call 208-263-9613 for more information.
  • Sandpoint events slated for spring and summer are being canceled in response to the pandemicHere is a preliminary list from Sandpoint Online.

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