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A Letter to You ... from the Mayor of your community
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Dear Neighbor, Thank you for reading the Idaho Press' Safe @ Home resource guide, which is designed to help you navigate the novel coronavirus public health challenge. During this time in which social distancing and staying home are important to preserving both your health as well as the health of your neighbors, we want you to know that you are not alone. With the support of BVA (Ball Ventures Ahlquist) we have partnered with the mayors of 10 Treasure Valley cities to bring you a one-stop resource for the agencies and organizations to help you stay safe at home.
President and Publisher Idaho Press
Included in this publication are two pages — one green and one yellow — that can be placed in the front window to let your neighbors and the area's neighborhood watch volunteers quickly and safely determine your status. If you're safe — and we hope you are — place the green one in your window. But if you need help, write your phone number on the yellow one and put it in your window. When volunteers or neighbors see the yellow one, they'll know to call in order to help you get the assistance you need. Please use caution and common sense when accepting assistance from someone you don’t know. This is a confusing and difficult time, but there are people who are committed to making sure all of us get through it together. The Idaho Press is here to keep you safe and informed through this crisis. Stay safe and stay healthy. Sincerely,
Matt Davison President and Publisher Idaho Press
STATE RESOURCES 208-332-1745 208-334-5437 800-252-6465 208-422-3040 208-342-4649 208-383-3110 208-332-8942
208-388-2323 208-846-7500 208-377-6840 (800-377-3529) (800-368-6185) 866-295-7284 800-273-8255 208-342-7061
Adult Protection Services Child Protection Services Alcohol and drug hotline Amber Alert Better Business Bureau Boise Airport Idaho Department of Labor (unemployment) claims address: 317 W. Main St., Boise Idaho Power Idaho State Police (cellular, *ISP) Intermountain Gas Services for hearing/voice impaired/deaf
Note: Dial 711 on your phone and you will be connected to a Communications Assistant who will help you communicate with hearing and speech impaired personals. Available 24 hours, 7 days a week. Senior services/AARP Suicide prevention (also serves Veterans) Veteran services/American Legion
COVID-19 BEST PRACTICES WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE SICK
If you have a fever or cough, you might have COVID-19. Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. Keep track of your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), get medical attention right away.
STEPS TO HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD IF YOU ARE SICK
• Stay home except to get medical care • Stay home: Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and are able to recover at home without medical care. Do not leave your home, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas. • Stay in touch with your doctor: Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you have trouble breating, or have any other emergency warning signs, or if you think it is an emergency.
SEPARATE YOURSELF FROM OTHER PEOPLE; THIS IS KNOWN AS HOME ISOLATION
• Stay away from others: As much as possible you should stay in a specific “sick room” if possible, and away from other people in your home. Use a separate bathroom, if available.
CALL AHEAD BEFORE VISITING YOUR DOCTOR
• Call ahead: Many medical visits for routine care are being postponed or done by phone or telemedicine. • If you have a medical appointment that cannot be postponed, call you doctor’s office and tell them you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the office protect themselves and other patients.
• If you are sick: You should wear a facemask, if available, when you are around other people (including before you enter a healthcare provider’s office). • If you are caring for others: If the person who is sick is not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then as their caregiver you should wear a facemask when in the same room with them. Visitors, other than caregivers, are not recommended. Note: During a public health emergency, facemasks may be reserved for healthcare workers. You may need to improvise a facemask using a scraf or bandana.
COVER YOUR COUGH AND SNEEZES
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. • Dispose of used tissues in a lined trash can. • Wash hands immediately with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizeer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
AVOID SHARING PERSONAL HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
• Do not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people in your home. • After using these items, wash them thoroughly.
CLEAN ALL “HIGH-TOUCH” SURFACES EVERYDAY
• Routinely clean high-tough surfaces in your “sick room” and bathroom. Let someone else clean and disinfect surfaces in common areas, but not your bedroom and bathroom. • If a caregiver or other person needs to clean and disinfect a sick person’s bedroom or bathroom, they should do so on an as-needed basis. High touch-surfaces include phones, remote controls, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, keyboards, tablets and bedside tables. Safe@Home 3
Go to coronavirus.idaho.gov to find frequently asked questions. If you don’t find an answer to your question, call the Idaho COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-330-3010
IF YOU ARE SICK WEAR A FACEMASK IN THE FOLLOWING SITUATIONS, IF AVAILABLE
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CIty Of MeRIDIAN MAyOR ROBeRt SIMISON
Mayor Robert E. Simison Treg Bernt Joe Borton Luke Cavener
Mayor: Robert Simison, (208) 489-0529
Brad Hoaglun Jessica Perreault Liz Strader
Non-emergency police department phone number: (208) 888-6678 How to contact City Hall with a question: (208) 888-4433 for non-related COVID-19 questions. Meridian COVID-19 Hotline: (208) 489-6325 Meridian COVID-19 Information Website: meridiancity.org/coronavirus Local hospital: St. Luke’s Meridian Medical Center, 520 S. Eagle Rd., (208) 706-5000; Meridian Montvue- Saltzer Medical Group, 360 E. Montvue Drive #100 Meridian ID, 83642 (208) 463-3000; Meridian Portico West- Saltzer Medical Group, 3277 E. Louise Drive, Suite 200 Meridian, ID 83642 (208) 463-3000 Grocery stores in your cities: Fred Meyer, 1400 W. Chinden Blvd., (208) 893-6000; Walmart Supercenter, 5001 N. Ten Mile Rd., (208) 982-3045; Albertsons, 4700 N. Eagle Rd., (208) 939-5145; Trader Joe’s, 2986 N. Eagle Rd. #120, (208) 506-2978; Boise Co-op in The Village at Meridian, 2350 N. Eagle Rd., (208) 809-2200; Albertsons, 3301 W. Cherry Ln., (208) 884-5471; Albertsons 20 E. Fairview Ave., (208) 888-4792; European Delicatessen-International Food Market, 950 E. Fairview Ave. #140, (208) 807-2962; Albertsons Market Street, 3499 E. Fairview Ave., (208) 605-3752; Walmart Supercenter, 4051 E. Fairview Ave., (208) 373-7908; WinCo Foods, 1050 S. Progress Ave., (208) 888-3881; Walmart Supercenter, 795 W. Overland Rd., (208) 917-6902. Restaurants doing delivery/carryout in your area: Nearly all local restaurants are remaining open for carryout and delivery. Most have partnered with delivery services like UberEats, DoorDash, Postmates, Boise Food Express and GrubHub, and many are offering free delivery. Check with each restaurant individually to find out specific carryout/delivery options. If you need a facemask, is there a place where you can get one? At this time, facemasks are in short supply. Front line healthcare providers and emergency responders are targeted for primary distribution of personal protective equipment. If you are looking for PPE supplies, continue to shop online, or with essential service businesses. Where to call if someone is worried he/she might have COVID-19 symptoms: St. Luke’s COVID-19 hotline, (208) 381-9500 Are there more testing centers for COVID-19 being set up? Call St. Luke’s COVID-19 hotline, (208) 381-9500 Meridian screening and specimen collection tent at St. Luke’s Meridian hospital, 520 E. Eagle Rd., Meridian, ID 83642. Daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Animal control for your community: Idaho Humane Society, (208) 343-3166
As many residents are able to stay safe at home adjusting to this temporary way of life, I want to thank the so many others for the work they are doing and services they are providing to our community. To our healthcare providers, utility workers, farmers, grocery store employees, janitorial staff and our first responders I want to say thank you on behalf of our community and the Treasure Valley for your selfless service during this v difficult time. To help keep these critical members of our community safe as they report to work each day, I urge the rest of us to take personal responsibility for our choices and stay home as much as possible. For our businesses who have had to make tough decisions – regardless of the industry you are in – I applaud your care and compassion to your employees and customers. Keeping the good of all in mind will help us come out stronger in the end. Over the next week, month and beyond, we will have members of our community who have a variety of essential needs and will be hurting. We must all step up and help where we can. Be it financially, emotionally, or with our talents, we can all play a part. I encourage you to please look to our official COVID-19 webpage if you would like up to date information specific to Meridian. The resources are backed by incredible community members who are ready to help where needed. In the meantime, I urge you to continue to support local businesses where possible, as well as one another. Please stay home, stay healthy, and stay positive. United with our neighboring cities throughout the Treasure Valley, we will get through this together. - Mayor Robert Simison
Library: Meridian Library District locations are closed until further notice, however digital resources are available at https://www.mld.org/connect. Utility Billing: (208) 888-4439 Water: (208) 888-5242 (after hours emergency number: (208) 489-6302).
Mayor’s Office • 33 E. Broadway Avenue, Meridian, ID 83642 Phone 208-489-0529 • Fax 208-884-8119 • www.meridiancity.org
NAMPA READY is another name for the City of Nampa’s emergency response efforts and will serve as a long-term community-facing communication system.
email@example.com (208) 565-5132 Our hope is that every Nampa resident has access to healthcare, housing and food - especially during times of crisis. The City of Nampa is collaborating with organizations to connect resources which benefit our residents. We are focusing on four vital areas:
FOOD ACCESS Our intent is that all Nampa Citizens have access to food, whether it's via a grocery store, food bank, schools, senior center, to go meals or meal delivery.
HOUSING Stable housing is our priority. Whether it’s assisting those experiencing homelessness, rental resources, or keeping citizens in their homes, our goal is to provide appropriate resources to our residents.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Nearly every business has been impacted by recent events. Our goal is to help businesses survive these troubling times by connecting grants and loan programs, training, information and general support. Supporting our local economy is important to our recovery.
Health goes beyond the physical; it includes positive emotional, spiritual and mental health. During difficult times, whether due to health or financial challenges, we see an increase in emotional stress, domestic violence and child abuse. We care and are here to help.
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to our health professionals, ﬁrst ﬁr responders and those serving our community during this time!
Nuestro deseo es que cada residente de Nampa tenga acceso a atención médica, vivienda y alimentos, especialmente en tiempos de crisis. La ciudad de Nampa está colaborando con organizaciones para conectar recursos que benefician a nuestros residentes.
TO VIEW ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR NAMPA RESIDENTS OR CALL
Nos centraremos en cuatro áreas vitales: -Acceso a alimentos -Vivienda -Continuidad de negocios -Salud y Bienestar
RESIDENTS CAN ALSO CALL THE IDAHO CARE LINE BY DIALING 211
Más información: cityofnampa.us/coronavirus-Espanol (208) 565-5132
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CITy Of EMMETT MAyOR GORDON PETRIE
CITy Of EMMETT OffICE Of THE CLERK 501 E. Main Street Emmett, Idaho 83617 208-365-6050
Gordon Petrie, Mayor Lyleen Jerome, City Clerk Jake Sweeten, Attorney Councilmen: Steve Nebeker (Pres) Michelle Welch Thomas Butler Tona Henderson Gary Resinkin Denise Sorenson
News Release for Immediate Release
Mayor: Gordon Petrie: (208) 365-6050 Non-emergency police department phone number: (208) 365-6055 (twenty four hour dispatch: (208) 365-3521) How to contact City Hall with a question: (208) 365-6050 https://www.cityofemmett.org/ How to contact Gem County with a question: http://www.gemcounty.org/covid-19/county-services/ Local hospital: Valor Health, 1202 E. Locust (208) 365-3561 Valor website : https://www.valorhealth.org/covid-19/ Grocery stores in Emmett: Albertsons 640 Highway 16, (208) 365-4420 Bi-Mart 179 W. Highway 52, (208) 365-3288 Restaurants doing delivery/carryout in the the area: Nearly all local restaurants are remaining open for carryout and delivery. Some have their own delivery services and others have partnered with commercial delivery services like UberEats, DoorDash and GrubHub, many are offering free delivery. Check with each restaurant individually to find out specific carryout/deliver options. Is there a service where elderly can call to keep their home clean and sanitized? Not to our knowledge within the area. Can request help through Facebook group “Gem County COVID-19 Help and Information” page. Where to call if someone is worried he/she might have COVID-19 symptoms: Valor Health, (208) 365-3561; St. Lukes COVID-19 hotline, (208) 381-9500 or Southwest District Health, 455-5411. If you need a facemask, is there a place where you can get one? Currently the majority of facemask supplies are being held for use by medical care professionals and emergency medical technicians. A number of local quilting groups are making facemasks and they may be available through Facebook group “Gem County COVID-19 Help and Information” page. Are there more testing centers for COVID-19 being set up? Valor Health has established a COVID-19 Triage Tent at 1102 E. Locust Street. Open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. To 5 p.m. on Saturday. Triage nurse can be contacted at (208) 365-3561. Animal Control: Emmett Police Department, 501 E. Main St., (208) 365-6055. Library: Emmett Public Library is currently closed to the public until April 30. E-books and audio books may be available at https://www.cityofemmett.org/library Water: (208) 365-9569 ADDITIONAL Information Links SWDistrict Health: https://phd3.idaho.gov/coronavirus/ State of Idaho: https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/ City of Emmett: https://www.cityofemmett.org/ Gem County: http://www.gemcounty.org/ Messenger Index https://www.messenger-index.com https://www.idahopress.com/emmett/
City of Emmett’s Continuing Response to COVID-19 The City of Emmett now operates at what we call “Tier 4” following Governor Little’s Stay-Home Order—essentially a “lock down” of city facilities. As we adapt to a regular “battle-rhythm” in our fight against a pugnacious, unseen and deadly enemy, we deeply thank the medical providers and first responders throughout the state who operate with limited resources, especially sleep. Although city offices are closed to the public, we still perform all important functions. We receive your payments, pay our bills, and answer your correspondence and telephone calls. While no walk-in payments occur at this time, direct-pay options already utilized by utility customers continue to function, as does the US Mail and drop box in the south parking lot for payment options. Certain licensing no longer takes place where face-to-face contact would normally happen, but as a “work around”, applications are available on line and once completed can be either mailed or dropped off in the drop box with the appropriate fee enclosed by check. Council meetings for now will be held by telephone and turnoffs for non-payment of utilities are currently suspended, although charges still accrue. Patrons can always go to the city’s website at www.cityofemmett.org for regular updates and new, useful information. Don’t like computers or websites? Just call 208-365-6050 and we will do our best to assist. In spite of not being able to see the bug we fight; we’re reminded daily of its results. There exists a palpable and considerable community angst in this fight. Nobody wants it over faster than the writer of this letter. Stay in touch with your friends and family as often as you can by telephone, skype, or email. The sooner we slow the spread, the sooner we can return to near normal and leave this troublesome so-called “new normal.” Gordon W. Petrie Mayor Emmett, Idaho
city of eagle Mayor Jason Pierce
eagle resources city: Eagle
Mayor: Jason Pierce, (208) 489-8790 non-emergency police department phone number: (208) 938-2260 How to contact city Hall with a question: (208) 939-6813
Jason Pierce Mayor
local Hospitals Saint Alphonsus Eagle Health Plaza, 323 E Riverside Drive, (208) 367-5300 St. Luke’s Eagle Medical Plaza, 3101 E State Street, (208) 473-3000 Where to call if someone is worried he/she might have coViD-19 symptoms: Saint Alphonsus COVID-19 hotline, (208) 302-2683; St. Luke’s COVID-19 hotline, (208) 381-9500 eagle coronavirus Hotline: (208) 489-8763 (open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) eagle coronavirus response Page: www.cityofeagle.org/coronavirus eagle coronavirus Business and employee information Page: www.cityofeagle.org/coronavirusbusiness Water: (208) 489-8777 (Emergency: (208) 994-9443) grocery stores in your cities: Albertsons, 250 S Eagle Road, (208) 939-9850 WinCo Foods, 3032 E State Street, (208) 908-4903 Fred Meyer 1400 W. Chinden Blvd. (208) 893-6000 restaurants doing delivery/carryout in your area: Nearly all local restaurants are remaining open for carryout and delivery. Most have partnered with delivery services like UberEats, DoorDash, Postmates and GrubHub, and many are offering free delivery. Check with each restaurant individually to find out specific carryout/delivery options. The City of Eagle has created a list of Eagle restaurants offering takeout and delivery at www.cityofeagle.org/eaglerestaurants is there a service where elderly can call to keep their home clean and santized: Call the Eagle Coronavirus Hotline: (208) 489-8763
if you need a facemask, is there a place where you can get one? Facemask are going to medical staff and patients in the hospitals are there more testing centers for coViD-19 being set up? Call Saint Alphonsus COVID-19 hotline, (208) 302-2683; St. Luke’s COVID-19 hotline, (208) 381-9500 animal control for your community: Idaho Humane Society, (208) 343-3166 library for your community: Eagle Public Library is closed until further notice. Visit www.eaglepubliclibrary.org for digital options.
City of Eagle
P.O. Box 1520 Eagle, Idaho 83616 208-939-6813
letter from the Mayor,
Council Members: Charlie Baun Miranda Gold Brad Pike Kenny Pittman
Coronavirus has changed a lot about our daily lives in just a few weeks. This virus has caused a lot of stress and uncertainty, but I have seen the citizens of Eagle rise to the challenge. Social distance has not stopped kindness between friends, neighbors or even perfect strangers. Even though we are seeing each other less, we are communicating and connecting more. You know the old saying, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” These last few weeks have proven that human connection is a necessity, and I am in awe of all the inventive ways people have found to reach out to one another. Whether it is positive chalk messages left on neighborhood sidewalks, offers of help posted to social media, families leaving gifts and cards outside for grandparents, or kids’ play dates over Skype. Coronavirus has disrupted so many parts of everyday life - education, jobs, community events and institutions. But many families that I know have found a silver lining, the time to slow down and spend quality time together. However, I know quality time won’t pay the bills. People are going to need help, both emotionally and financially to land on their feet after the coronavirus crisis has passed. So, if you are able, consider ordering from a local restaurant or business, and check on your neighbors, relatives, and friends. If you need help, do not hesitate to reach out. The City of Eagle has created a hotline and webpages for just this purpose. The Eagle community is caring and hopeful. It is that spirit that will see us through to the other side of the pandemic. Stay safe, stay healthy, and we will get through this together. Jason Pierce, Mayor of Eagle
CIty Of KuNA Kuna Resources City: Kuna
Mayor: Joe Stear, (208) 922-5546 Non-emergency police department phone number: (208) 577-3860 How to contact City Hall with a question: (208) 922-5546 Local hospital: St. Luke’s Meridian Medical Center, 520 S. Eagle Road, Meridian, (208) 706-5000 Saint Alphonsus Medical Group 757 E Wythe Creek Ct #100, Kuna, ID 83634 (208) 302-6500 Grocery stores in your cities: Albertsons, 700 E. Avalon St., (208) 922-9834; Ridley’s Family Markets, 1403 N. Meridian Rd., (208) 922-5586. Restaurants doing delivery/carryout in your area: Nearly all local restaurants are remaining open for carryout and delivery. Most have partnered with delivery services like UberEats, DoorDash, Postmates and GrubHub, and many are offering free delivery. Check with each restaurant individually to find out specific carryout/delivery options. Where to call if someone is worried he/she might have COVID-19 symptoms: St. Luke’s COVID-19 hotline, (208) 381-9500 If you need a facemask, is there a place where you can get one? Facemask are going to medical staff and patients in the hospitals Are there more testing centers for COVID-19 being set up? Patients can call the St. Luke’s triage hotline at (208) 381-9500 to speak with a member of the clinical staff for screening and recommendation for specimen collection for testing at a local facility throughout St. Luke’s geographic area. Library: Kuna Library District is closed until further notice Water: (208) 573-7676
Animal control: Idaho Humane Society, (208) 343-3166