City of Boise Announces Programming Changes to Protect Vulnerable Populations

March 14, 2020

In light of the first confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) case in Ada county, the City of Boise is taking extra steps to promote the health and safety of our community. Here are the latest program changes as this situation evolves:

Boise Public Library

Effective Monday, March 16, the Boise Public Library and the Friends of the Boise Public Library will be suspending the following services and programs system-wide:

  • Homebound Services
  • The Boise Public Library volunteer program
  • Book donations
  • Tree City Book sales at the Main Library store. Online sales will continue

Parks and Recreation

Effective immediately, all programming at the Dick Eardley Senior Center (690 Robbins Rd.) is postponed and the center is closed to the public. This closure will be in place until further notice.

Although the center is closed, the kitchen will remain in use by Metro Meals on Wheels to continue vital meal prep and lunch services. Seniors who rely on the affordable lunch option normally offered at the senior center can still pick up lunch with curbside service offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays.

“The health of our participants is top priority,” said Boise Parks and Recreation Director Doug Holloway. “We are committed to continuing our partnership with Metro Meals on Wheels and providing healthy, nutritious lunches to participants who depend on it.”

Boise Parks and Recreation took over management of the Dick Eardley Senior Center in 2015 and the facility is typically open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Leaders from the City of Boise are coordinating with state and local officials to monitor the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) very closely and evaluate programming daily. For more information visit:

Contact: Mayor's Office Media Relations

(208) 972-8520 |

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