Idaho Coronavirus Reopening Information and Guidance

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Idaho is in a Modified Stage 2 of reopening from November 14 until further notice. State health officials are in charge of COVID-19 response and regulations.

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  • All gatherings of more than 10 people in public or private locations are prohibited except for political expression, educational activities and extracurricular activities or gatherings of more than 10 people who live in the same household.

  • People at high risk for severe illness are strongly encouraged to stay at home and self-isolate.

  • All bar, restaurant and nightclub patrons must remain seated unless entering or exiting an establishment or using a restroom. Nightclubs may continue to operate as bars. 

  • Anyone over the age of 5 who enters a long-term care facility must wear a mask unless they have a medical condition that prevents safe use of a mask or they are deaf or hard of hearing and must remove a mask to communicate.

  • You must maintain a distance of 6 feet or more from people who do not live in your household whenever possible.

A mask mandate is in effect in Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai and Shoshone counties. (PDF)

Mask mandates remain in effect in Ada and Valley counties

A mask mandate is in effect in Blaine county.


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)