Today Mayor Lauren McLean announced that Boise will no longer require masks in indoor or outdoor public spaces.
Boise is suspending its enforcement mechanism with in the city but will continue to work with businesses who choose to require masks on private property.
Boise will no longer restrict crowd size limits but encourages people and organizations to be safe and take appropriate health precautions.
This moment marks a significant step towards Boise's future after COVID-19.
"It is incredible to know that getting a free, readily available vaccine is all that stands between most Boise residents and a post-Covid world," said Mayor Lauren McLean. "I can't wait to see smiling faces. We've all worked so hard to get here, and I'm thrilled to celebrate this summer with all of you."
Boise will continue to monitor the COVID-19 health crisis and will quickly change or modify health orders as needed.
City facilities will not change immediately. We care deeply about the health and safety of our employees and residents. We will evaluate our current protocols and announce any changes soon.
The sacrifices everyone made last year have put us in an excellent position to take this step forward out of the pandemic cautiously.
We encourage all Boise residents to celebrate this moment and thank the healthcare providers and frontline workers who helped us get here.
Video of the mayor’s announcement can be found at https://youtu.be/kvcNx8TVqyE