City of Pocatello COVID-19 Resources

IDAHO REBOUNDS—STAGE 2
November 14 – Present

"This Order is effective as of 12:00 a.m. November 14, 2020 and will continue to be in effect until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing by the Governor and Director."

READ THE IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE STAY HEALTHY ORDER (PDF)

While the City is working with our public health partners, we are not the lead agency on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and will take direction from Federal and State agencies.

We are actively monitoring the ever-evolving situation around the issue. On Thursday, March 19, the Pocatello City Council adopted an Emergency Declaration to help the City in its response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As needed, we are providing updates via the City’s official social media channels, website, and app, Pocatello Connect.

Face Covering Ordinance

Effective Saturday, November 21, 2020, a public health emergency ordinance passed by the City Council will require masks to be worn in all public places or when six feet of social distancing cannot be maintained.

Under the ordinance, "every person shall, when in any indoor or outdoor public place, completely cover their nose and mouth when members of the public are physically present for otherwise unprotected social interaction with persons other than household members." Exceptions are provided for specific circumstances.

For more information, visit pocatello.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1447.

A rendering of the coronavirus in the blood stream

Mask Resources

Official Sources

We ask that all residents get their information on COVID-19 from reputable sources. For the latest and accurate information, please visit the following links:

https://www.siphidaho.org/coronavirus.php
https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

Infographics

Additionally, Southeastern Idaho Public Health, the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare, and the CDC have put together several infographics about novel coronavirus (COVID-19):

If you have any questions about novel coronavirus (COVID-19), please contact Southeastern Idaho Public Health at 208-234-5875.

Idaho Rebounds

Governor Brad Little, with the help of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and guidance issued by President Donald Trump and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has established a data-driven approach to opening up Idaho’s economy. The approach reduces the risk of COVID-19 to Idaho’s most vulnerable population and preserves capacity in our healthcare system, while opening up businesses safely. For more information, visit https://rebound.idaho.gov/.

Businesses opening their doors in various stages of the Idaho Rebound plan should have operational plans in place to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19. To view the protocols, visit https://rebound.idaho.gov/business-specific-protocols-for-opening/.

Idaho Masks Gloves Sanitizer Sourcing Program

To assist qualified organizations within the state of Idaho in acquiring non-medical/emergency MGS, the Idaho Department of Administration is consolidating demand and purchasing large quantities of MGS to distribute throughout the state.

For more info, visit https://supplies.idaho.gov/.

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City of Pocatello

Limited Services and Facility Access (updated November 2020)

  • Animal Shelter: open to the public Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; number of guests limited to 10; appointments preferred for adoptions, owner surrenders, and other services at 208-234-6156
  • Cemetery Office: open to the public during regular business hours
  • City Hall:  access limited; face coverings required; citizens are asked to utilize pocatello.us or to contact staff by phone or email wherever possible; appointments strongly encouraged for all in-person visits; visitors will be escorted from the lobby after calling from the lobby phone; departments include Building, Engineering, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Mayor’s Office, Planning & Development Services, and Utility Billing
  • Community Recreation Center: open to the public with restrictions; face coverings required when moving about the building; no more than 10 people per area; swim lessons and aquacise classes canceled until further notice; hot tub, dry sauna, and eucalyptus room limited to one patron or family at a time; gym and basketball area closed until further notice
  • Fire Stations: burn permits being issued by phone or email; one citizen in lobby at a time; smoke and carbon monoxide alarm installations for elderly and disabled citizens available
  • Golf Courses: tournaments scheduled to be held at Riverside and Highland Golf Courses will proceed with social distancing measures in place
  • Marshall Public Library: open to the public Monday–Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; on-site public programming canceled; computer use limited; patrons encouraged to utilize library's quick pickup and curbside options
  • Park Picnic Shelters: park picnic shelters can be reserved at register.pocatello.us/facilities or by calling 208-232-3901; staff will be performing extra cleanings on Saturday and Sunday mornings and encourage patrons to sanitize picnic tables before and after use
  • Parks & Recreation Facilities: organizations must contact Parks and Recreation Administration staff at 208-232-3901 to request use of these facilities; groups are required to provide a Southeast Idaho Public Health-approved operations plan
  • Pocatello Regional Transit: all fixed routes available; face coverings required
  • Police Station: fingerprinting and car seats by appointment only; call 208-234-6105; VIN inspections and prescription take-back box in lobby available
  • Ross Park Aquatic Complex: closed for the season
  • Sanitation and Street: access limited; citizens must use intercom system before being permitted to enter Public Works Annex; no cash transactions accepted
  • Team Sports: Junior Jazz and D-League basketball programs will permit only players, two coaches, officials, and facilitation staff at practices and games; players to be dropped off and picked up at main entrances to venues
  • Water: open Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Zoo Idaho: closed for the season

Cancellations/Modifications

The following meetings, programs, and events have been canceled or modified:

  • City Council and Advisory Board Meetings: meetings are held via GoToMeeting and in-person attendance is limited to 10 people or less; face coverings are required; meetings are viewable online at streaming.pocatello.us or on Sparklight (formerly CableOne) cable channel 56
  • Zoo Idaho Outreach Programs: canceled until further notice

Department Notices

Credit Card Processing Charge
The City of Pocatello is waiving the three percent credit/debit card processing charge for payments made to the City of Pocatello. For more information, visit pocatello.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1203.

Library Cards
If you do not currently have a Marshall Public Library card but would like to access library resources, the library can provide temporary card access. Fill out the form at forms.gle/EM2ykj9buoxoXkhA9  or call 208-232-1263 and leave a voicemail with your name and phone number. Library staff will set up your card access within one business day of contact.

Water Safety
The City of Pocatello Water Department is reaffirming to residents that the City’s water is safe. Meanwhile, the City’s Water Pollution Control Department is reminding residents the only things that should ever be flushed down the toilet are human waste and toilet paper. For more info, visit https://www.pocatello.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1191.

Water Service Shutoffs
After suspending water service shutoffs since late March, the City of Pocatello resumed shutting off water service for non-payment starting July 7. For more information, visit https://pocatello.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1242.

Bannock County

November Election

For more information on the November 3 election, visit bannockcounty.us/elections/ and idahovotes.gov/.