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Orders and Community Information

City of Boise Information

Public Health Emergency Order 20-19 (Effective Monday, November 23)

Public Health Emergency Order 20-13 that will be in effect on Monday, November 23 includes:

  • Face covering requirements
  • Limits to city board and commission meetings
  • Restrictions for Boise Airport access and other unique city businesses
  • Creates consequences for individuals and businesses who knowingly violate orders

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Orden de Emergencia de Salud Publica

Public Health Emergency Order 20-12a (Effective October 9, 2020)

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State of Idaho

For the latest information on COVID-19 and the State of Idaho, including the Governor’s Stage 2 Public Health order, visit the State of Idaho coronavirus website.

STATE WEBSITE

Central District Health

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

Central District Health Website

Order Enforcement

The City of Boise is partnering with the business community to ensure our businesses can stay open safely. We are hopeful that this will help curb the spread of COVID-19.

Business Not In Compliance

If you are a patron of a business where staff/business is not complying with COVID-19 health orders, you can request the business be inspected online or by calling (208) 608-7040.

REQUEST AN INSPECTION

After a request is received, the City of Boise will review the request, and if determined necessary a code enforcement or Boise Police officer will visit and inspect the business. If the business is indeed in violation, their business license may be suspended. If a business has their license suspended multiple times, their business license may be revoked.

If you are a business, learn more about resources available to you here.

City of Boise Facilities and Services

Effective Monday, November 23, most City of Boise facilities will close to the public to protect the health and safety of our staff and our community. Services will be offered virtually as much as possible.

Closed Facilities

The following facilities will be closed effective Monday, November 23, 2020 through at least January 15, 2021.

  • Boise City Hall
  • City Hall West
  • Boise Public Libraries - Curbside service will remain available and computer access at three locations
  • Boise WaterShed
  • Fort Boise Community Center
  • Foothills Learning Center
  • Boise Urban Garden School
  • James Castle House - You can still experience and engage with the James Castle House in many ways online visit jamescastlehouse.org for more information

The following facilities will be closed effective Monday, November 23, 2020 through at least September 2021.

  • Idaho IceWorld (Note: Idaho IceWorld will close effective Saturday, November 21, 2020)
  • Dick Eardley Senior Center - Participants can still pick up affordable lunches curbside from Metro Meals on Wheels every day, Monday – Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Boise Municipal Pools

Open Facilities

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 wear a face covering, 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 closed to the public, but curbside hold pickup is still available. Access to the buildings is restricted to computer use only at specified locations.

  • 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: Computer access is available at the Main Library, the Library! at Cole & Ustick, and the Library! at Hillcrest from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Computer access is walk-in only, and use is strictly capped at 45 minutes per day. 

Curb It
Beginning Monday, November 9, Boiseans will see temporary changes to some service collection schedules. Republic Services, who collects Boise’s trash, recycling and compost, is experiencing staffing shortages related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. To keep essential services operating, the following changes will begin Monday:

Temporary Service Changes:

  • Paper leaf bag collection will be reduced from a maximum of 10 bags per week to five bags per week until further notice. Those with extra leaf bags can take them to several area drop-off locations, and additional drop-off sites have been added. Compost carts will continue to be collected as normal.
  • Residential glass cart service is suspended until Monday Nov. 30. Curbside glass recycling customers are encouraged to use glass drop-off locations or hold onto glass until service resumes.
  • Large item collection is suspended until further notice. Requests that are already scheduled will be collected, but new requests will not be accepted.

Glass Collection Sites

Household Hazardous Waste mobile collection sites.

Compost Pick-Up Sites 

Department of Finance and Administration

  • 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 by contacting the Office of the City Clerk at 208-972-8150.

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.

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. Per the Governor’s Stage 2 Public Health order, in-person attendance will be limited to no more than 10 people, including city staff and others that must be present for the meeting. Members of the public are encouraged to participate virtually when possible. 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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