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.

Municiple 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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Boise on the Block

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Orders and Community Information

Effective June 24, 2020 Central District Health has ordered Ada County, including Boise, back to Stage 3 of the Idaho Rebounds plan. Bars and Nightclubs located in Ada County are ordered closed. Additionally, Central District Health updated their order to require every person to wear a face covering that completely covers the person's nose and mouth when the person is in a public place and others are present and physical distancing of 6 feet cannot be maintained.

On August 12, Central District Health ordered that social gatherings are limited to 10 or fewer people.

For questions about the Central District Health order, please contact Central District Health at (208) 321-2222.

View Central District Health Information

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 bars, nightclubs and bike bars are ordered closed. (Breweries, wineries, and distilleries are exempt. Restaurants that serve alcohol can continue to do so.)
    • 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 outlined in Public Health Emergency Order 20-12.

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City of Boise Facilities and Services

Effective September 8, 2020, the City of Boise will begin to reopen many city facilities and services that have been closed over the past few months. Facilities will be open in a limited capacity and safety protocols, for employees and visitors, will be in place. For questions about a specific service or facility, please contact (208) 608-7000.

Please note: The dates below are based on current public health conditions and are subject to change depending on COVID-19 activity.

Boise City Hall

  • Boise City Hall will reopen to the public on Tuesday, September 8, 2020
  • 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

  • City Hall West will reopen to the public on Tuesday, September 8, 2020
  • 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. 

  • Parks and Recreation Administration Office - staff available to assist residents with park reservations, cemetery services, class registration and more
    • Reopens on Tuesday, September 8, 2020
    • Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Physical distancing and face coverings are required
  • Fort Boise Community Center
    • Reopens on Tuesday, September 8, 2020
    • Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    • Fitness center open by appointment
    • Open for fall classes and activities as scheduled (registration required)
    • Physical distancing and face coverings are required
  • Foothills Learning Center
    • Reopens on Tuesday, September 8, 2020
    • Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • Home to the Open Space and Foothills division and serves as headquarters for the Ridge to Rivers trail program
    • Native plant garden, Story Trail Adventure and outdoor picnic area open to the public
    • On-site enrichment opportunities, field trip facilitation, outreach lessons and fall programming as scheduled (registration required)
    • Physical distancing and face covering required
  • Boise Urban Garden School
    • Reopens on Tuesday, September 8, 2020
    • Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4p.m.
    • On-site enrichment opportunities, field trip facilitation, outreach lessons and fall programming as scheduled (registration required)
    • Physical distancing and face covering required
  • Idaho IceWorld
    • Reopens on Tuesday, September 8, 2020
    • Information line staffed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. Please call (208) 608-7716 for assistance as current ice times vary
    • Limited drop-in programs by appointment
    • Limited ice rink rentals by appointment
    • Limited Learn to Skate and Hockey Learn to Play classes (registration required)
    • Physical distancing and face covering required
  • Boise Parks
  • Park Playgrounds
  • Zoo Boise open with a limited number of visitors allowed at a time and safety protocols in place.
  • Splash Pads at Borah and Comba parks and the fountain Grove Plaza. (Note: Splash Pads close after Labor Day for the season.)
  • Softball Adult Leagues
  • AdVenture Recreation Sports
  • Outdoor Sports Fields: City of Boise outdoor sports fields are open for youth team practices once safe play protocols are submitted to Boise Parks and Recreation. Field rentals for league play resume on July 10.
  • All Skate Parks, including Rhodes Skate Park
  • BMX Jump Park in Willow Lane Athletic Complex/Willow Lane Park
  • Kid City Camps: Limited locations and participants. Pre-registration is required.
  • J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation Bike Park (weather permitting).
  • Quail Hollow Golf Course: Open for rounds of golf and limited clubhouse services.
  • Warm Springs Golf Course: Open for rounds of golf and limited clubhouse services.
  • Fenced Dog Parks including: Together Treasure Valley Dog Island, the Military Reserve Dog Park, Morris Hill Dog Park, Mariposa Park Dog Park, and Pine Grove Dog Park.
  • Tennis Courts are open for singles or doubles drop-in use.
  • Pickleball Courts are open for singles or doubles drop-in use.
  • Outdoor Basketball Courts
  • Outdoor Volleyball Courts
  • Reservations for park shelters or picnic sites are open for gatherings that adhere to group size limits.
  • Quinn's Pond is open for recreation including: swimming, fishing and paddling. Please remember to practice physical distancing.
  • Esther Simplot Pond is open for recreation, including: swimming, fishing and paddling.
  • Boise River Greenbelt
  • Ridge to Rivers Trail System
  • Boise Whitewater Park
  • Meals on Wheels at Dick Eardley Senior CenterThe Dick Eardley Senior Center (690 Robbins Rd.) is closed until further notice but participants can still pick up affordable lunches curbside from Metro Meals on Wheels every day, Monday - Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please direct questions to (208) 608-7580 or email seniorcenter@cityofboise.org.
  • All Park Restrooms are Open. View parks.

Boise Public Library - All Library locations will open to limited in-person services September 28, 2020. Physical distancing and face covering will be required. Learn more about new service offerings coming soon and current services available at https://www.boisepubliclibrary.org/

  • 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 Appointments: Technology appointments and computer access is offered at the Main Library, Library! at Cole & Ustick and Library! at Hillcrest by appointment only. A limited number of appointments are available each day. Appointments can be scheduled online or by calling (208) 972-8200. 
  • 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

  • Exhibit hall reopens on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 (outdoor river campus remains open)
  • 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 beginning October 1, 2020
  • Physical distancing and face covering required

Closed Facilities

The following City of Boise facilities remain closed:

  • Boise Public Library facilities
    • Open by appointment for certain services and curbside services only.
    • Library locations will reopen for limited in-person services September 28, 2020.
  • Boise Depot - This facility remains closed due to group size gathering limits
  • Dick Eardley Senior Center - This facility remainns closed due to high-risk population that is served by this facility. Meals on Wheels curbside pickup is available.
  • All City of Boise outdoor pools

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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