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‘Critical juncture’: Little moves Idaho back to Stage 3 amid sustained coronavirus surge

BOISE - Idaho is trying something new.

With the coronavirus pandemic rapidly worsening in Idaho, Gov. Brad Little on Monday announced that the state will go backward and re-enter Stage 3 of its Idaho Rebounds plan, with a few modifications. The main repercussion of this move is that the limit on indoor gatherings reverts to 50 people or less, and outdoor gatherings will be limited to 25% capacity.

“Last week, things changed for the worst,” Little said. “Idaho is at a critical juncture. This is unacceptable and we must do better. “

In-person church services may continue, travel is not restricted and businesses may remain open, the governor said, and school decisions still will be made at the local level.

Little announced the move during a news conference at the Idaho Statehouse, saying the state’s health care systems . . .