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Posted on: March 18, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Blaine County Resources

UPDATED Monday, May 18, 2020


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.

Blaine Recovery - This non-profit group presents available resources to help individuals, businesses and organizations with available resources throughout Blaine County. Opportunities for individuals, businesses and organizations during these unprecedented times.

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

Staged Plan for Reopening Idaho

Stage 1 Business Protocols for Reopening Idaho

Blaine County COVID-19 Information Hotline – 208-788-5504 - Hotline is being staffed from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday and messages can be left after hours.

April 30th, 2020 - Governor Little plans to distribute $300 million in cash grants to small businesses as State enters Stage 1 of reopening - Idaho Rebound Cash Grants for Small Businesses

April 30th, 2020 - Message to Restaurants from Blaine County Commission Chairman Jacob Greenberg:  I have been working with our local and state Public Health Department officials to create a universal Restaurant Dining Areas Reopening Plan, eliminating the requirement that each individual restaurant develop its own plan. Just print out the form, check the appropriate boxes, sign the form and return it to the Public Health District. The plan must be submitted for approval to the local public health district ( prior to dining area operations resuming after May 16, 2020. Please do follow all the guidelines to keep yourself, your employees and our community safe. Welcome back! I support you.

Public Health District - Stage 1 Restaurants Dining Reopening Plan

April 21st, 2020 - Blaine County Building Services has Developed the following Construction Safety Guidelines:

April 4th, 2020 - Information in 14 different languages on COVID-19

April 3rd, 2020 - Information on Census for Blaine County - Update on Census - Census workers will begin going door to door to collect information due to the low response rate.

March 25th, 2020 - AMENDED Blaine County Court Operations Administrative Order issued March 23, 2020

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

Medical Resources

St. Lukes COVID-19 Information

Information about St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center

Information about St. Luke’s Center for Community Health in Hailey

The Crisis Hotline - 208-788-3956 is staffed 24 hours a day and is a trusted source of information. New Support Line Number for Spanish speaking callers is 208-578-4114.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - Wood River Valley Chapter is offering local support groups and resources to help during the COVID-19 crisis

Idaho Care Line - Call the hotline at 2-1-1 or 1-800-926-2588

Idaho COVID-19 Hotline - Information on additional hotline resources available through the Department of Health and Welfare

Food Resources, Grocery Store and Restaurant Information

Local Food Resources - List to local restaurants and grocery stores with their available services.

LIVE Valley Business Opening and Closures - List to local businesses and their status.

Atkinsons Grocery Store

Albertsons Grocery Store

Community Resources

Free Legal Services - Information for free legal services being provided by over two dozen lawyers in Blaine County, Idaho. 

Friedman Memorial Airport

The Community Library – Ketchum

The Hunger Coalition

The Senior Connection

The Advocates 24-hour hotline - 208.788.4191

Intermountain Natural Gas Company

Idaho Power

Complete the 2020 Census

Blaine County School District

COVID-19 School Updates

Tips for parents about COVID-19

Talking to Children About COVID-19

Government Resources

 City of Sun Valley

City of Ketchum

City of Hailey

City of Bellevue

City of Carey

DEQ COVID-19 Waste

Blaine County COVID-19 Update Map

Financial Resources

Information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Unemployment Insurance

Blaine County Non-Medical Application - Application for non-medical financial assistance through Blaine County

Washington Federal Bank – Small Business Lifeline

Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance

Small Business Administration COVID-19 Guidance & Loan Resources

Idaho Department of Commerce - Assistance Resources for Idaho Businesses

Region IV Development - Assistance information for local businesses

Idaho Commerce News Letter

DL Evans Small Business Administration Lender

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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Posted on: March 18, 2020