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Idaho Coronavirus Reopening Information and Guidance

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Idaho is in a Modified Stage 4 of Reopening.

Read the May 12 Order

  • Face coverings are required in long-term care facilities and recommended in indoor and outdoor locations where social distance is difficult to maintain.

  • All statewide limits on gatherings are lifted, but event hosts and venues must adhere to CDC guidelines for safe operations. Individual Idaho Health Districts may continue to limit the size of gatherings based on COVID-19 levels in their Districts.

  • Seating-only restrictions at bars and nightclubs are no longer in effect.

  • Mask requirements and additional limitations may remain in effect in some Idaho counties. Additional information can be found at the Health District websites below.

Updated May 2021.


Find updated information on vaccinations on our Idaho Coronavirus Vaccine information page.

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)