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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Blaine County COVID-19 Resources

UPDATED March 2, 2021

Blaine County COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall

Thank you to everyone who participated in the COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall on February 11th. A special thank you to our panelists Jacob Greenberg, Melody Bowyer, Dr. Terry O' Connor, Dr. Josh Kern, and Spanish translator Ruby Garcia, for providing us with helpful information on COVID-19 and the vaccine distribution in our area. To view the recording of the virtual town hall log in here.

Watch the Virtual Town Hall here.

Idaho is currently in Stage 3 of Rebound Idaho

On February 2, 2021, Governor Little announced that statewide metrics justify returning to Stage 3 of the Idaho Rebounds plan.

 This means that:

  • Gatherings should be limited to 50 or fewer people. This does not apply to political and religious expression, educational activities, and health care related events such as COVID-19 testing or vaccination events. It does not apply to youth sporting events, as long as organizers comply with spectator plans administered by the Idaho State Board of Education. Blaine County and the local cities must continue to adhere to local group size ordinances where no indoor gathering may exceed 10 persons, and no outdoor gathering may exceed 50 persons, or maintain 64 square feet of space per person.
  • Bars, restaurants, and nightclubs should continue to operate with seating only.
  • Everyone, including businesses, should follow physical distancing and sanitation recommendations.
  • Large events, such as trade shows, weddings, and sporting venues with more than 50 people, may receive an exemption if the organizer submits an attestation to the local public health district confirming the event will follow necessary physical distancing and hygiene protocols as outlined in their safe operations plan.

View more information here.

For information on local group size and mask ordinances click here.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Updated 3/02/2021

The primary constraint with vaccine administration has to do with the amount of the vaccine that the South Central Public Health District, St. Luke's and other vendors are receiving. They do not control when and how much vaccine is received, and it varies by the day and week, but they are doing the best they can until supplies increase.  

  • Who Can get the Vaccine? View a loose timeline of the vaccine here
  • Where can I get the Vaccine? Currently, St. Luke's Wood River, the South Central Public Heath District  and several local pharmacies are administering the vaccine in our area.
  • How many doses of the vaccine have been distributed in Blaine County and in Idaho? The State's vaccine dashboard with numbers on the doses administered can be viewed here. For statistics for an individual county you can visit the site here and click on the county you are interested in.

Informacion de vacunas en espanol

Short Videos about the Vaccine

Additional Resources:

Individuals interested in learning more about the vaccine should NOT call their local St. Luke’s clinic or their health care provider. Instead, they can stay informed by:

Helpful COVID-19 Links

Blaine County Facilities 

Blaine County COVID-19 Ordinance - As of October 22, 2020

On October 20, 2020 the Board of County Commissioners unanimously voted to pass ordinance 2020-05 requiring the use of face masks in public places, and more specific social distancing guidelines. The ordinance went into effect on October 22, 2020. View the full ordinance here.

Blaine County Facilities are Open

Blaine County facilities have reopened to the public as of Monday, May 18th, 2020.  In an effort to help protect the community as well as our staff, we request all customers adhere to the following protocol:

  • Bring and wear their own face covering.
  • Bring and use their own pen or other writing device.
  • Continue to adhere to social distancing protocol.
  • Continue good sanitizing practices including frequent hand washing and hand sanitizing.
  • Cover their mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing.
  • Stay home if not feeling well.

Please visit the web page or call ahead to the Office or Department to understand if the processes have changed.  The DMV is operating by appointment-only now.  Please visit their webpage to schedule your appointment.

Blaine County appreciates your understanding as we continue working to help keep our community safe during these trying times.  We all want to do our part to make it safe for everyone.

***The information provided on this page is intended to consolidate various resources during the COVID-19 emergency for use by the public. By hosting these resources on its server, Blaine County does not guarantee, vouch for, or warrant these services. Persons seeking any of the services set forth herein should contact the provider directly to determine the scope of services provided and any eligibility requirements, qualifications, conditions, or terms.

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