Idaho Coronavirus Reopening Information and Guidance

View the real-time Idaho Transmission Risk Map

Face coverings are mandatory in all public places in Valley County until further notice.

Read the Valley County Face Covering Order issued August 11.

Ada County is in a Modified Stage 3 level of reopening until further notice.

Additional guidance for Ada County can be found below.

Read more about Central District Health community measures and standards.

All other Idaho counties are in Stage 4 of reopening until further notice.

View the Idaho Stage Four Stay Healthy Order (PDF)


Idaho’s Emergency Declaration has been extended until further notice.

View the August extension of the Governor’s Emergency Declaration (PDF)

District 1 – Panhandle Health District

District 2 – North Central Health District

District 3 – Southwest District Health

District 4 – Central District Health

District 5 – South Central Public Health

District 6 – Southeastern Idaho Public Health

District 7 – Eastern Idaho Public Health

For information on coronavirus testing and antibody tests in Idaho, please visit our main Idaho coronavirus page.

Updated September 22, 2020.

Modified Stage 3 Guidelines for Ada County

These orders took effect on July 28, 2020, were updated September 4, and will remain in place until further notice.

  • Social gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited.
  • Bars and nightclubs may reopen when Central District Health designates Ada County as Category 2 (Yellow) for schools.
  • All public and private gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited.
  • Face masks are required in public places with very limited exceptions.
  • Individuals who do not reside in the same household must maintain a distance of at least six feet whenever possible.

Idaho Reopening Resource Center

The links and PDFs below provide guidance from Federal agencies on practices and protocols for reopening businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Additional information can be found at the Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 website.

General Business Guidelines

Idaho Masks, Gloves & Sanitizer Sourcing Program for Non-Profits and Small Businesses (website)

OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 (PDF)

Prepare Your Small Business and Employees for the Effects of COVID-19 (PDF)

Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Workers (PDF)

Dos and Don’ts for Infected Critical Workers and Their Employers (PDF)

Commonly Available Cleaners That Meet EPA Criteria for Coronavirus Disinfection

Clorox Products

Lysol Products

Scrubbing Bubbles Products

Printable Posters for Businesses from the CDC

Stop the Spread (PDF)

Wash Your Hands (PDF)

How to Protect Yourself and Others (2 pages PDF)

Industry-Specific Resources

Idaho Protocols for Daycare Facilities

Idaho Protocols for Youth Activitites

Idaho Protocols for Houses of Worship

Idaho Protocols for Close-Contact Services

Idaho Protocols for Indoor Gyms and Recreation Facilities

Idaho Protocols for Restaurants

Idaho Protocols for Long-Term-Care Facilities

Idaho Protocols for Indoor Movie Theatres

Idaho Protocols for Outdoor Pools, Splashparks and Waterparks

Idaho Protocols for Bars, Breweries, Distilleries and Nightclubs

COVID-19 Guidance for Agricultural Workers in Idaho (PDF)

Protocols for Onboarding Seasonal Workers (PDF)

Youth Programs and Camps Reopening Decision-Making Tree (PDF)

FDA Best Practices for Retail Food Stores, Restaurants, and Food Pick Up/Delivery Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF)

Interim Guidance from the CDC and OSHA for the Meat & Poultry Packing Industry (Website)

Updated Interim Occupational Health and Safety Guidance for Air Carriers and Crews (SAFO20009) (PDF)

Interim Recommendations for U.S. Non-emergency Transport Vehicles that May Have Transported Passengers with Suspected/Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (Website)

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