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City of Nampa holds meeting to discuss health, recovery, and economy

Community Conversation meeting
Posted at 1:45 PM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 15:45:52-04

NAMPA, Idaho — The City of Nampa held an open community conversation to answer the public's questions about health, recovery, and the economy.

Southwest District Health Director, Dr. Nikki Zogg, spoke at the meeting about COVID-19 testing positivity rates.

During the event, Zogg emphasized the goal is to have less than 5% of the population testing positive.

At the end of June, leading into July, the rate was around 20%.

According to Zogg, now the testing positivity rate has dropped to about 13% in that district since hitting a peak of around 20%.

Business owners also participated in the community conversation and discussed how COVID-19 is affecting them.

"It has been a challenge. It's been a challenge not just for business owners but for the employees, the customers aside from just the hard-everyday life of running a business," Hispanic Chamber of Commerce member, Enrique Rivera says.

They also discussed how COVID-19 had impacted the economy and the road to recovery.

To watch the full video of the community conversation, click here.