Today the Central District Health met in regards to a putting a new health order into effect as a result of the increase in COVID 19 cases in Ada, Boise, Elmore and Valley counties. After a long discussion and many viewpoints being shared nothing happened. Obviously a lot took place however there was no resolution and the board plans on meeting Tuesday at 5:15 to vote on how to move forward.  As of now all things remain the same. Below you can read key points of the initial draft proposed by the CDH. As of now all things remain the same.

  1. Gatherings of 10 or more people, both public and private, are hereby prohibited.
  2. Every person is required to wear a face covering that completely covers the person’s nose and mouth when physical distancing of 6-feet cannot be maintained from others who are not members of the same household both indoors and outdoors.
  3. All employers shall: Ensure that employees work from home whenever possible Ensure measures are in place so that employees and customers maintain at least 6-foot physical distancing from other individuals whenever possible.
  4. Visits to long term care facilities, jails and state correctional facilities are prohibited and those employees and providers who do interact with residents, patients and inmates must adhere to strict protocols regarding masking, hygiene and infection prevention.
  5. Businesses must implement delivery/curb-side services when possible.
  6. Organized youth and adult sports and activities in which physical distancing of 6 feet is not possible are prohibited.
  7. Restaurants, breweries, taprooms, wineries, and distilleries must adhere to the following:
    1. Bar tops must be closed. Patrons sitting or standing at a bar for any reason is prohibited.
    2. All patrons must remain seated while consuming food or drink or when otherwise remaining on the premises, except for when entering, exiting, or using the restroom;
  8.  .Bars and nightclubs must adhere to the following:
      1. Bar tops must be closed. Patrons sitting or standing at a bar for any reason is prohibited;
      2. All patrons must remain seated while consuming food or drink or when otherwise remaining on the premises, except for when entering, exiting, or using the restroom;

9. Gyms and other fitness or group exercise facilities/studios (e.g., spin, dance,                  yoga, pilates, gymnastics) must limit capacity to not more than 50% and physical            distancing of 6 must be maintained between people at all times. Class instructors            must maintain a distance of at least 6-feet from participants at all times.

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