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Mayor McLean issues new public health order, city fireworks show canceled

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Posted at 8:24 AM, Jun 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-24 10:24:21-04

BOISE, Idaho — After an increase in COVID-19 cases in Boise and the Central District Health's Emergency Public Health Order, the city will go back to stage three of the Idaho Rebounds plans. Some additional safety measures are also going to be put in place, including the cancellation of the Fourth of July Fireworks celebration, following guidance from CDH.

Boise Mayor Lauren McLean signed a public health order that is effective starting at 12:01 a.m. on June 24. The order will be in effect for the next 30 days. According to the order, businesses will be required to follow business safety protocols outlined by the state. The Boise Airport is open to travelers and essential workers, with assistance aides allowed in public areas. Sanitation and physical distancing of six feet are required unless protocols have been issued by the state. Group gatherings must be limited to fewer than 50 people and all bars, taverns, nightclubs, private liquor clubs, taprooms, tasting rooms, bike bars, cabarets and saloons must close.

City Hall, City Hall West and the Fort Boise Community Center are closed to the public with some services available by appointment. City Council, Planning and Zoning, Design Review and Historic Preservation will meet virtually and remote public testimony will be facilitated. City of Boise employees are working remotely when possible. Outdoor facilities, like Zoo Boise that reopened this week, that have safety protocols that follow CDC and CDH guidelines may remain open. .

In the press release from the Mayor, she reminded people to keep a six-foot distance from those not in your immediate family, keep hands and surfaces clean, stay home if you are sick and wear face coverings when in public. Regular updates on all services and facilities can be found at the City of Boise’s COVID-19 Resource Center on the City of Boise website or by calling 208-608-7000.