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City of Boise creates Coronavirus Task Force

City of Boise
Posted at 9:10 AM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 11:10:49-05

The City of Boise has announced a City of Boise Coronavirus Task Force, leveraging the city's emergency management process . The idea is to make sure the city is prepared if an outbreak occurs.

“It’s important to remember that the individual risk to Idaho is low, but we want to be prepared as a city if there is an outbreak to address it quickly and efficiently. This task force will ensure we can do that,” Mayor McLean said.

The task force will focus on coordinating and planning for an outbreak with other state and local entities.

The committee is chaired by Mallory Wilson, Boise’s Emergency Manager and includes Police Chief Mike Masterson; Deputy Chief Ron Winegar; Boise Fire Deputy Chief Perry Oldenburg; Boise Fire Division Chief of EMS Shawn Rayne, City Council President Pro Tem Holli Woodings, Jade Riley (Boise’s Chief Operating Officer) and Char Jackson (Boise Fire Communications Manager).

We also want to remind residents to wash hands frequently using soap and water or hand sanitizer; avoid touching your face; cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow; stay home if you're sick; and disinfect objects and surfaces regularly.

For the latest on COVID-19 please go to https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/ [coronavirus.idaho.gov]