I tried to be as comprehensive as I can be. If you have any additions put it in the comments and I’ll add it to the timeline.
12/21/2020: Idaho legislature reconfigures seating for physical distancing and created overflow rooms for committee hearings. Public may testify remotely, but testimony could be thrown out at the whim of the House or Senate. Lawmakers can have plexiglass shields if they request one. Legislative services staff are required to wear masks when not inside their individual offices. H-VAC runs 24/7 in an effort to pull in as much fresh air as possible
12/22/2020: Further legislative precautions announced: expanded audio and video capabilities in every committee room, the H-VAC filters air, UV purification systems, and hand sanitizer will be available throughout the statehouse. Masks will not be required. Democrats again urge that the legislative session be delayed until April.
01/07/21: Democratic lawmakers file a lawsuit in federal courts against the Idaho Legislature in an attempt to delay the legislative session. The Democrats say that there aren’t enough precautions and cite examples of how the republican leaders haven’t taken enough steps to prevent the spread of the virus
01/11/2021: Legislative session begins
01/18/2021: Senators and staff were notified about a possible exposure after a Senate staffer tested positive over the weekend. Secretary of State urges lawmakers to “practice techniques that we have been taught during this pandemic.” Chuck Winder says no one has been sent home.
02/11/21: Two staffers test positive
02/23/2021: Attorney General says Legislature’s proposed law to trim governor’s powers while increasing its wn during declared emergencies such as a pandemic will have unintended consequences and is partially unconstitutional
03/03/2021: House passes legislation to define how severe an epidemic must be before it qualifies as a disaster worthy of emergency aid – excludes coronavirus pandemic., Governor defends his use of executive power during pandemic
03/18/21: 3 more Idaho House members and Senate staffer test positive, another House member is in quarantine. Legislators who are infected aren’t wearing masks. Legislators saying “It feels like it’s getting out of control here”. More than a dozen infections in total.
03/19/2021: Halted until at least 04/06/2021