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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Blaine County COVID-19 Resources

UPDATED November 13, 2020

Idaho Governor Brad Little Moves Idaho From Stage 3 to Stage 2 

On November 13, 2020, Governor Little announced that he is issuing a public health order rolling Idaho back to a modified Stage 2 of Rebound Idaho. This means that: 

  • Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited. This does not pertain to religious or political expression. Physical distancing is required for all gatherings.
  • At-risk Idahoans should self-isolate.
  • All Idahoans are encouraged to telework whenever possible and feasible with business operations.
  • Masks continue to be required at long-term care facilities.
  • Bars, nightclubs, and restaurants continue to operate with seating only.

View more information here.

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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.

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Blaine County COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall

View the recording of the Blaine County COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall from Thursday, October 15, 2020.  

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Virtual Town Hall and to the panelists for their time.  The recording also includes Spanish translation provided by Ruby Garcia from the St. Luke's Center for Community Health.

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Blaine County Facilities and General COVID-19 Information

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.  Staff have been working hard for several weeks to install safety measures including plexiglass and new procedures.  For example, 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.

Out Reach Wood River - COVID testing for those that aren't showing symptoms but have had exposure to someone with COVID-19, or have an upcoming medical procedure that requires testing. 

COVID-19 Testing locations within the South Central Public Health District. 

Summary of Local Ordinances and where they apply.

Flu Shot Information - The differences between the flu and COVID-19.

Harvard Global Health Institute

Visit Sun Valley - Visitor information and resources

Idaho Rebounds - Website with all resources and information related to reopening plan for Idaho

Staged Plan for Reopening Idaho

Live Better Idaho - Multiple resources for Idaho residents ranging from financial to health and overall well-being

South Central Public Health District - Most accurate and up-to-date count of COVID-19 cases for Blaine County

Idaho COVID-19 Dashboard - Most accurate and up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Idaho

Guidelines for Opening Up America



***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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