Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

If you have symptoms of a fever or cough, call your medical provider to find out if you should be tested for coronavirus.

Municipal Small Business Grant Program

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on our community and economy, including our small businesses. In an effort to provide financial relief to local businesses and organizations affected by the pandemic, the City of Boise has earmarked $1.5 million from its allocated Coronavirus Relief Funds provided by the State of Idaho to create a grant program to distribute funds to small businesses that need them.

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Orders and Community Information

Get information on Orders and information about the Boise community.

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What's Open

List of open City of Boise facilities and services.

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Maps and Guides

Get information on businesses and services in Boise as well as an interactive map featuring free food locations.

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Boise on the Block

Economic recovery initiative

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Orders and Community Information

For the latest information on COVID-19 and Ada County, please visit Central District Health's website.

Central District Health Website

The City of Boise has adopted the State of Idaho's staged reopening plan, Idaho Rebounds, with the following additional safety precautions.

  • For Businesses: Businesses in Boise are required to adhere to the business protocols outlined in the the State of Idaho's staged reopening plan. These protocols can be found at: https://rebound.idaho.gov/business-specific-protocols-for-opening/
    • All bike bars are ordered closed.
    • Additional resources for businesses in Boise can be found here.
  • For Individuals:
    • Physical Distancing: Individuals need to practice physical distancing by maintaining at least six (6) feet minimum physical distance from other individuals, whenever possible.
  • For Airport Travelers: Access to the Boise Airport terminal is open only to:
    • Ticketed airline passengers
    • Individuals accompanying a ticketed airline passenger, provided the passenger needs assistance with arrival or departure
    • Individuals in vehicles who are at the passenger pick up and drop- off locations waiting for or dropping off ticketed passengers
    • Individuals in rental vehicles at the airport pick up and/ or drop off rental car locations

This information is found in Public Health Emergency Order 20-12a issued on October 9, 2020.

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City of Boise Facilities and Services

City facilities are open in a limited capacity and safety protocols, for employees and visitors, are in place. For questions about a specific service or facility, please contact (208) 608-7000.

Boise City Hall

  • Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • The following in-person services will be available:
    • Business licenses
    • Parking permits and parking tickets
    • Building permits
    • Planning applications
    • Utility billing questions and payments
    • Access to the following city departments and services:
      • Planning and Development Services
      • City Clerk
      • Public Works
      • Office of the Mayor
      • Utility Billing Services
      • City Attorney
      • Arts & History
      • Human Resources
  • Remote service delivery options remain available and appointments are encouraged
  • Physical distancing and face coverings are required

City Hall West

  • Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Remote service delivery options remain available and appointments are encouraged
  • Physical distancing and face coverings are required

Boise Airport
The Boise Airport remains open for the traveling public. We recommend passengers arrive 90 minutes before departure, and passengers should utilize close-in parking, as the Economy Parking Lot is closed.

Boise Parks and Recreation
Please remember to practice physical distancing and adhere to group size limitations when using any of these facilities or participating in programming. 

Boise Public LibraryAll Library locations are open for limited in-person services along with curbside hold pickup. Physical distancing and face covering are required.

  • Curbside Service: All Boise Public Library locations offer curbside hold pickup from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
  • Computer Access and Printing: All Boise Public Library locations are offering computer access and printing. Visit the website for the hours available at each location.
  • Book Drops are open 7 days a week at all Boise Public Library locations.

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Department of Finance and Administration

  • Parking Enforcement: Parking Enforcement: Downtown parking meters are being enforced in Zones 1 and 2. Zone 3 meters remains free until further notice, please refer to the parking meter display for details about payments.  
  • Business Licensing applications for any new license or renewal can be completed through the online application process or in-person at City Hall (reopening on Tuesday, September 8, 2020).

Downtown Parking for Takeout Orders
There will be free parking available on every street near a restaurant or bar that will be dedicated for takeout orders. These parking spaces will be easily identified – please look for the sign on each space that is dedicated for this purpose.

Boise WaterShed

  • Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and every third Saturday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Physical distancing and face covering required

James Castle House

  • Open by appointment only
  • Physical distancing and face covering required

Closed Facilities

The following City of Boise facilities remain closed:

  • Boise Depot - This facility remains closed due to group size gathering limits
  • Dick Eardley Senior Center - This facility remains closed due to high-risk population that is served by this facility. Meals on Wheels curbside pickup is available.

City of Boise Public Meetings

Boise City Council, Planning and Zoning Commission, Design Review and Historic Preservation will continue to have meetings in a hybrid meeting setting – offering both remote and in-person attendance opportunities. Other boards and commissions can meet if deemed necessary by the Mayor and Department Director or as otherwise legally required.

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Federal Funds Transparency

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has had unexpected, major financial implications on communities around the country, including the City of Boise. The federal government is providing funding to help offset financial impacts of the pandemic so that cities can recover and thrive.

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