Boise Mayor issues social distancing order

City of Boise
Posted at 3:26 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 19:54:18-04

BOISE, Idaho — Boise Mayor Lauren McLean issued a social distancing order for Boise effective at midnight on March 24. The order will be in effect for 30 days.

In the order, any indoor or outdoor venue, business or event where ten or more people are present must act in accordance with the social distance requirements, which include:

  • Groups of no more than 10 people
  • Each group must be accommodated at least six feet away from each other
  • Carry-out, drive-through and delivery services are allowed
  • Employees at businesses are encouraged to take measures to maintain a distance of at least six feet
  • Follow heightened cleanliness practices by disinfecting all frequently touched surfaces after human contact and all staff must wash their hands frequently in accordance with CDC guidelines
  • Commercial and public transportation providers must follow heightened cleanliness practices

Businesses exempt from this order are grocery stores, sites that provide social services, medical facilities and government agencies.

The full Order can be viewed online here. Mayor McLean says the actions are "painful but necessary. I understand this further disrupts our lives and makes our daily schedules difficult. I’m asking the community to come together and make these needed changes in response to this crisis we face."