Following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and in light of increased community spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and low vaccination rates in Ada County, the City of Boise is reinstating a face covering requirement at all indoor city facilities. This change takes effect tomorrow (July 28, 2021) and applies to everyone regardless of their vaccination status.
This indoor mask requirement will take effect at city buildings including Boise City Hall, City Hall West, the Boise Public Library, branch libraries, recreation facilities, water renewal facilities and city office buildings.
“The health and safety of our employees and residents is always our top priority,” said Chief of Staff Courtney Washburn. “Wearing masks is a proven way to stop the spread of COVID-19 and until there is a higher vaccine rate and fewer positive COVID-19 cases in Ada County, this step is necessary to protect our team and our residents who rely on the services the city provides.”
The City of Boise will continue to monitor the COVID-19 health crisis and consult with state and local health officials to quickly change or modify health orders as needed.
Please continue to do your part to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Wear a face covering indoors, practice physical distancing and wash your hands regularly.