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City of Boise releases plan to reopen the city

Posted at 10:51 AM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 12:45:36-04

BOISE, Idaho — The City of Boise announced it's plan to reopen the city at a council meeting Tuesday. Boise plans to adopt the state guidelines with some exceptions.

Like the state plan, there will be four phases to reopening businesses in Boise. The main difference is there are no set dates or timeline for moving to the next stage.

No group gatherings and social distancing are required in public except for household members. It is recommended to wear face coverings in public, and vulnerable populations are advised to shelter in place. Essential trips, like grocery shopping, are allowed. All other services, like restaurants, can only have drive-thru, pick-up or delivery available.

Phase two allows for a ten-person gathering limit. The physical distancing requirements are the same, as well as vulnerable populations. Essential trips and services have the same conditions as phase one.

In phase three, up to 50 people can gather, and physical distancing in public is encouraged. It is recommended for vulnerable populations to avoid crowds. Events can happen if social distancing is ensured, and only 50 people are there. Small races can happen with staggered race times and no group gatherings after.

250 people can gather in phase four, with the same requirements for physical distancing and vulnerable populations as phase three. Public events with up to 250 people can happen, with appropriate social distancing and security monitoring. Larger races may happen with staggered start times and no group gatherings at the end.

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Governor Little is holding a press conference on April 30 about the state's reopening plan. Phase one of Rebound Idaho is set to begin on May 1.