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City of Meridian cancels or postpones multiple upcoming city-sponsored events due to COVID-19

Posted at 6:22 PM, Mar 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-14 21:17:42-04

MERIDIAN, Idaho — The City of Meridian is canceling and postponing multiple special city-sponsored events due to the spread of coronavirus in Idaho.

Following the guidance provided by Central District Health's Interim Guidance for Mass Gatherings and Public Events in Idaho, the City of Meridian has made the decision to cancel or postpone these special city-sponsored events. These changes are in an effort to protect the health and safety of residents, visitors and staff.

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All city-sponsored events taking place through April 15, 2020, meeting the guidelines below, will be affected:

  • The event will draw audiences or participants from communities, states, or countries with confirmed community spread of COVID-19 virus
  • The event will be held indoors and bring together more than 250 individuals where social distancing of 6 feet or more is unlikely or not possible
  • The event’s primary audience includes or may expose high-risk populations, including adults over the age of 60 years and people with underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes, regardless of the number of attendees

A full list of current cancellations will be posted to the City of Meridian's COVID-19 webpage by Monday evening, March 16, 2020.

Meridian also strongly encourages community organizations to postpone or cancel events they are planning to hold which meet these same Central District Health criteria.

City hall continues to be open for business, but city leaders would like to remind customers to follow the preventative practices as described by the CDC here, and self-evaluate for COVID-19 symptoms before conducting business in-person at the city.

Should you have any question about your conditions and need to conduct business with the city, Meridian encourages you to call city hall first at (208) 888-4433, as they can answer many questions on the phone.

The city also has many ways for customers to do business online, and encourage you to visit the city's online information here.