CDH Board meets Tuesday to vote on revised order

Central District Health
Posted at 5:29 PM, Dec 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-08 16:53:42-05

The Central District Health Board will meet Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. to vote on the revised draft of the public health order that was supposed to be voted on last Friday.

The board was met with a lot of push back, saying the potential order was unfair, so the board revised the draft to ease the public and control the spread of COVID-19 at the same time.

The draft for Ada, Boise, Elmore, and Valley counties includes a face mask requirement and limited gatherings of 10 people or less. Visits to long-term care facilities would be allowed based on specific parameters.

"So really it was a softening of the message to make it seem like it was less punitive in what it was offering. Again, the idea is to try and get communities educated and to really have buy into this order. It's only effective if people are willing to do it," CDH Public Information Specialist Brandon Atkins said.

CDH says if the order does pass tomorrow night, but things continue to worsen in the community, they will have to look at the next steps or even another tight economic lockdown.

Watch the meeting here.