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Monday, July 13
5:04 p.m. - Payette County requires face masks in county buildings after surge in COVID-19 cases
All employees and guests at Payette County buildings will now be required to wear face masks while inside the buildings, effective Tuesday, July 14.
The announcement came after a recent spike in COVID-19 cases, including 33 confirmed cases over this last weekend.
Officials said they were also concerned about inmates and employees at the county jail.
The new policy which requires everyone who enters a county-owned property to wear a face mask was passed by the Payette County Board of County Commissioners
4:57 p.m. - Nearly 2,000 Idaho businesses apply for over 10,000 back to work bonuses for their employees
Gov. Brad Little said in a statement that about 2,000 Idaho businesses applied for over 10,000 back to work bonuses on Monday, the opening day for the new program launched by Gov. Little.
"The incredibly strong response from employers in our Return to Work Bonuses indicates businesses absolutely need this incentive in order to get their employees back to work," Governor Little said in a statement. "There's a reason President Trump and Congressional Republicans are looking to Idaho – hard-hit businesses need all the help they can get now that our economy is open and jobs are coming back."
The $100 million allotted for the $1,500 or $750 bonus for each employee that returns to work came from the over $2 billion in federal funding that was sent to states to help handle the coronavirus pandemic.
4:48 p.m. - St. Luke's nurse dies from complications from COVID-19
St. Luke's announced on Monday that a member of their children's team passed away after complications from COVID-19. A hospital spokesperson said the nurse had served the great Canyon County area for over 15 years.
Sunday, July 12
6:16 p.m. - Idaho adds 365 confirmed cases, surpassing 10,000 confirmed cases
After a delay in releasing data, Idaho reports 365 new confirmed cases, bringing the statewide total to 10,193. Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reports 10,902 confirmed and probable cases, up from 10,505 on Saturday.
No new deaths were reported.
Ada County added 160 new confirmed cases and Canyon County added 70.
35 new recoveries were reported, bringing the statewide total since the pandemic began to 3,179.
Dr. Christopher Ball explains why few people can be tested for COVID-19, such as those with symptoms or those who have been in contact with an infected individual.
Saturday, July 11
5:19 p.m. - Idaho adds a record 505 confirmed cases, Canyon County reports another death
Idaho added 505 confirmed cases on Saturday, according to state health officials. Idaho's statewide total number of confirmed and probable cases is now 10,505 cases.
The 505 confirmed cases on Saturday is now the most cases reported in a single day in Idaho since the pandemic began. It just beat Thursday's record of 499 confirmed cases.
Hospitalizations ticked up, with 768 people hospitalized, up from 449 on Friday.
Canyon County reported a new death, bringing the statewide COVID-19 death toll to 102.
Recoveries increased slightly to 3,114, up from 3,066 on Friday.
Friday, July 10
6:15 p.m. - Idaho adds 431 new confirmed cases, 152 of which are in Ada County
Based on data released from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and health districts across the state, Idaho added 431 confirmed cases of COVID-19. That brings the statewide confirmed total to 9,303 and 9,928 probable and confirmed cases.
Ada County alone added 152 new confirmed cases on Friday.
No new deaths reported. Idaho death toll from the coronavirus is 101.
12 p.m. - Eagle Fun Days is going virtual
Virtual events for Eagle Fun Days include the Eagle Fun Run, Classic Car Show, Backyard Float Competition, Vendor Spotlight and more!
Eagle Fun Day Run | July 5th - July 11th | Race Facebook Event
More information about the race and how to participate is available on the Fun Days Race Facebook page.
Virtual Custom Car Show | July 5th - July 11th | Car Show Facebook Event
This years car show will be showcased via facebook. Car submissions may be sent between 8 a.m. on July 5th and 11 a.m. July 11th. Cars will be judged and winner will be announced July 13th. Visit the Facebook event page.
Backyard Float Competition | July 5th - July 11th | Main Facebook Event
Limit one float per home. Submit a maximum of 10 photos of your float. There will be 5 categories and one overall winner who best captures this years theme: 20/20 Vision, Imagine the Future. A slideshow will be created with all of the submissions for everyone to enjoy our virtual Eagle Fun Days Parade.
Eat Shop Eagle Market | July 11th | Eat Shop Eagle Facebook Event
An all-Eagle vendor market presented in conjunction with Eagle Fun Days on Saturday, July 11th.
Fireworks Show at Eagle Island State Park on July 10th is canceled. The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation revoked the permit for the park when Ada County went back to Stage 3 COVID-19 restrictions.
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