Former state health official: Central District Health not designed to issue mask mandates, business restrictions

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Articles, Coronavirus Leave a Comment

By Steve West With Idaho’s public health authorities considering face mask mandates and further restrictions on business activity throughout Idaho, it’s well past time to examine who is making such decisions and their qualifications to do so. Simply put, local boards of health are not designed for such orders. I know this having served as the bureau chief of the …

No mask? Central District Health will propose $1,000 fine and six months in jail in Ada County

Dustin Hurst Coronavirus Leave a Comment

On Tuesday, Central District Health will propose and vote on a mask mandate for all people in Ada County in response to a growing Covid-19 case count.  If the mandate passed at the agency’s Tuesday afternoon board meeting, those who don’t comply could face a misdemeanor, which carries with it a fine of up to $1,000 and jail time of …

Idaho could try to force a Covid-19 vaccine on you. Here’s how.

Wayne Hoffman Articles, Coronavirus Leave a Comment

Given the fact that just about anyone with a government title is trying to mandate mask-wearing, I predict the next big fight will be about mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations. If that seems far-fetched, especially in our state, remember this: Not so long ago, it also seemed far-fetched that Idaho officials would order people to stay home and close businesses indefinitely, fine …

Breaking: Central District Health to draft mask mandate for Ada County

Dustin Hurst Articles, Coronavirus Leave a Comment

Central District Health, the government entity overseeing efforts to combat Covid-19 in Ada, Boise, Valley, and Elmore counties, could soon propose an order that requires face masks for all people in Ada County. At an emergency board meeting Tuesday, CDH Director Russ Duke persuaded board members to authorize him and his staff to draft an ordinance that would require all …