Canyon County asks non-essential visits to facilities be postponed

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Posted at 9:25 AM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 11:25:24-04

CANYON COUNTY, Idaho — As the coronavirus spreads, local governments are taking steps to help stop or slow down COVID-19 in the area. Now, Canyon County is asking for all non-essential visits to be postponed.

In an email, the County says information and direction from Southwest District Health and the County's Emergency Operations Manager led to the decision. It asks all non-essential visits to the Courthouse, Administration Building, and DMV planned for Monday, March 16 be temporarily postponed. Persons with essential business that can be addressed online or by telephone are encouraged to use those alternatives.

The Idaho Supreme Court has also issued directions regarding criminal and civil court proceedings. All persons scheduled to report as a juror, or participate in any criminal court matter, on Monday, March 16, should do so.

The County recommends keeping an eye on the Canyon County webpage for additional information before heading to the courthouse.