TSA says over 2 million passengers screened at airports Friday

According to the agency, it’s the first time over 2 million people were screened since March of last year. The Transportation Security Administration said that it screened at least 2.2 million passengers by Friday at airports across the United States, marking the highest passenger levels at airports since March of 2020. It was also the … Read more

CDC drops mask requirement for outdoor areas of transit hubs, ferries

The move is the first change in the mask policy for public transit that the CDC announced in January. WASHINGTON — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday it will no longer require travelers to wear masks while outdoors at transportation hubs or in outdoor areas on ferries, buses and trollies. The … Read more

AAA inspectors testing hotel surfaces for cleanliness

AAA says “Inspected Clean” will independently confirm that hotel surfaces have been cleaned to acceptable standards. BOISE, Idaho — As more Idahoans getting ready for the summer travel season, AAA is launching a new program this month to help guests test common hotel surfaces like light switches, toilet handles, TV remotes, hair dryers and thermostats. … Read more

Oh, Canada? Border may open soon for travelers who have the vaccine

Canada may soon be loosening its rules to allow fully vaccinated travelers to cross the border after more than a year of closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, multiple news outlets are reporting. There are only two COVID vaccines which require two doses and have received emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: … Read more

Yes, there is a risk in uploading a photo of your vaccine card to enter an online contest

The Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shared tips on how people can protect their information during the pandemic. With over half of the U.S. adult population fully vaccinated as of June 3, travel is ramping back up across the country to pre-pandemic levels. In fact, a Transportation … Read more

Tragic Memorial Day weekend on Idaho’s roads

Idaho State Police says 12 people died in seven different crashes around the state during the holiday weekend. BOISE, Idaho — The 100 deadliest days got off to a bad start during the Memorial Day weekend.  Idaho State Police troopers responded to seven crashes that left 12 people dead. “Our ISP troopers and dispatchers connect … Read more

Could the US-Canada border reopen in some capacity on June 22?

The border has been closed to non-essential travel since March of 2020. Both US and Canadian governments agreed to continue the closure through June 21. Reopening the United States-Canada border is going to take collaboration. “We have to get Ottawa and Washington DC to get a collaborative plan to reopen the border,” said Mark Morrison, … Read more

Expired passport? US allows Americans to return home

The State Department says passports that expired on or after Jan. 1, 2021, will be honored for reentry into the United States until Dec. 31. WASHINGTON — The Biden administration says many American citizens holding recently expired U.S. passports will be allowed to return home from abroad on that document until the end of year. … Read more

Airline offers 1 year of free flights to get people vaccinated

United Airlines becomes the latest entity to offer up prizes to get Americans to pull up their sleeves for the COVID vaccine. After states like Ohio and Oregon offered up $1 million to get people to get the COVID-19 vaccine, United Airlines is joining the sweepstakes tactic. It is offering members of its loyalty program a … Read more

‘Click it or Ticket’ enforcement campaign starting in Idaho

“Unfortunately fatalities can occur anytime, anyplace, at any speed. No one thinks it could happen to them, until it does.” BOISE, Idaho — A statewide initiative aimed at getting Idaho drivers to buckle up in their cars is beginning this weekend. Idaho State Police says their troopers will be participating in the ‘Click it or … Read more

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