The state-wide stay home order issued this afternoon by Idaho Governor Brad Little requires all Idaho residents to self-isolate to help slow the spread of COVID-19, staying at and working from home to the greatest extent possible.

Idahoans aged 65 or older should remain at home.

The order allows residents to leave home to obtain or provide essential services. It calls for ending all non-essential travel as well as all non-essential gatherings outside of households.

Outdoor activities, such as walking the dog or kids playing in the yard, are not prohibited, but those going out are urged to keep a distance of at least six feet from others.

Essential services are defined as grocery stores, health care facilities, gas stations, pharmacies, essential government offices, laundromats and laundry services, banks and financial institutions, veterinary services, hardware sttores, infrastructure and other businesses essential to the safety and well being of residents.

Restaurants may remain open, but only for take out, carry out or delivery.

Non essential services are defined as indoor gyms, recreational facilities, nightclubs and bars, entertainment venues, hair and nail salons and other like enterprises.

A press release giving additional information is expected soon.

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