Protocols now available for long-term care facilities, nightclubs, employers of at-risk people, plus changes to restaurant protocols

Thursday June 11, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Protocols were added today for long-term care facilities, nightclubs, and employers of people who are at greater risk of COVID-19. The protocols for restaurants were also updated to allow for more than six people at a table along with a few other small changes.

Consumer and employee confidence is needed in order for Idaho’s economy to rebound more quickly. Businesses, employers, and operators should follow protocols and have operational plans in place to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19.

To date, the following protocols have been made available. Additional business-specific protocols will be added as they are made available.

Stage 1 – General Business

Stage 1 – Daycare

Stage 1 – Youth Activities

Stage 1 – Places of Worship

Stage 2 – General Business

Stage 2 – Restaurants (replaced by Stage 4 Restaurant protocols)

Stage 2 – Close Contact Services

Stage 2 – Indoor Gyms, Recreational Facilities

Stage 3 – Outdoor Pools, Splashpads, Waterparks

Stage 3 – Bars, breweries, wineries, distilleries (replaced by Stage 4 Protocols for Bars, Breweries, Wineries, Distilleries, and Nightclubs)

Stage 3 – Indoor Movie Theatres

Stage 4 – Bars, Breweries, Wineries, Distilleries, and Nightclubs

Stage 4 – Long-term Care Facilities

Stage 4 – Restaurants

General – Guidance for Employers of People Who Are at Greater Risk of COVID-19

General – Guidance for Safe Campgrounds

General – Guidance for Outfitting Services

General – Interim Guidance for Safe Gatherings and Public Events in Idaho

General – Agricultural Workers

General – Onboarding Seasonal Workers

The protocols can be found at

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