We have come a long was since March of 2020-- just 12-months ago. Last March, we were a severely impacted by the changes and the shut-down of business across the city, state, and nation. Of course, we weren't alone. This trend was going on across the globe and all we knew was "coronavirus".  Now, we know a lot more about COVID-19. We know that masks and social distancing can protect us, we know (and will probably never view the same again) the importance of sanitization, and believe it or not-- we have a vaccine.

With light now visible at the end of the tunnel, we have a long way to go yet. However, as more and more people get vaccinated and do their part in being a part of the solution, I can't help but be overwhelmed with hope.

Just this afternoon, more vaccine accessibility was announced by Idaho's Governor, Brad Little.

Many of us have been anxiously awaiting updates on vaccine rollouts and hoping that we can get our next. Now, it's looking like we'll be getting them a lot sooner.

Just announced this afternoon by Governor Brad Little, ALL Idahoans age 16 and over WILL BE ABLE to get their vaccine appointments starting on Monday, April 5th.

Another important announcement is that on March 29th, ANY IDAHOAN can get a vaccine appointment that has at least one medical condition. 

If you would like to pre-register for your appointment, you can do so, HERE.

 

 

LOOK: Stunning vintage photos capture the beauty of America's national parks

Today these parks are located throughout the country in 25 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The land encompassing them was either purchased or donated, though much of it had been inhabited by native people for thousands of years before the founding of the United States. These areas are protected and revered as educational resources about the natural world, and as spaces for exploration.

Keep scrolling for 50 vintage photos that show the beauty of America's national parks.

 

KEEP READING: Here are the most popular baby names in every state

Using March 2019 data from the Social Security Administration, Stacker compiled a list of the most popular names in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C., according to their 2018 SSA rankings. The top five boy names and top five girl names are listed for each state, as well as the number of babies born in 2018 with that name. Historically common names like Michael only made the top five in three states, while the less common name Harper ranks in the top five for 22 states.

Curious what names are trending in your home state? Keep reading to see if your name made the top five -- or to find inspiration for naming your baby.