Effective at 12:01 am on Wednesday, June 24, Idaho Central District Health (CDH) is ordering Ada County to return to Stage 3 of the Idaho Rebounds Plan for the reopening of businesses in the State. This action is based on an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the state, with over 80% of those cases occurring in Boise. Here’s what this means for current IYR operations at all our locations.
The Stage 4 measures we implemented on June 13 are consistent with the CDH guidelines and are repeated below. Those measures remain in place with the following exceptions:
The following measures remain in effect:
Personal Hygiene Practices: Proper personal hygiene practices are the most important and effective way to prevent becoming sick or infecting someone else. We will continue the following practices that apply to all IYR employees in all of our work locations:
Social Distancing: We will continue our existing protocols to ensure six (6) foot physical distancing requirements for employees and patrons at all our worksites.
Use of Masks: We will continue to require wearing masks under the following conditions:
Meetings: The following guidelines should be followed for internal and external meetings (with donors, volunteers, etc.). Meetings with clients for therapeutic reasons are handled separately under guidance provided to programs staff.
Other Protections: We will continue our current protective & safety practices, including:
Travel: We will continue to allow non-essential travel when it is:
We will continue to follow the guidelines set out by government & health authorities. This continues to be a fluid and challenging situation. I ask that you continue to be vigilant and focused on following the guidelines we send out. Thank you for helping us keep our teammates, our clients, and our customers safe.
On Saturday, June 13, we enter Stage 4 of the Governor’s Idaho Rebounds Plan for the reopening of businesses in the State. We have consistently followed CDC and state guidelines throughout the Pandemic, and we will continue to do so. The attachment contains detailed information regarding what this means for IYR operations during Stage 4, scheduled to last from June 13-June 26.
Please read the attachment thoroughly. We all must stay informed and work together to make sure that we are all following these guidelines to protect ourselves and our work on behalf of our mission. I’ve had teammates politely remind me to put my mask on or move to a six-foot distance, and I appreciate that!
The key topics areas in the attachment include:
Personal Hygiene Practices: Proper personal hygiene practices are the most important and effective way to prevent becoming sick or infecting someone else.
Social Distancing: Keep it up!
Use of Masks: We still need them.
Meetings: We’ll start to have some in-person meetings, both internally as well as with donors and volunteers, so see the details.
Food: see details
Other Protections: see details
Working from Home: welcome back! See details
Travel: see details
Every IYR staff member has played an important role in helping us through the process of keeping open or re-opening our operations while adhering to the CDC’s and the Governor’s guidelines. The focus and discipline each of you has demonstrated in protecting the health and safety of yourselves and others has allowed IYR to return in a strong position and nearly COVID-free. Thank you again for your support and effort. I know I can count on you as we move forward.