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City of Boise says it will again open up some services

With the trend in COVID-19 cases once again on the decline, Boise is looking to once again open some services back up to the public.

Starting February 1, city facilities like City Hall, City Hall West and the Fort Boise Community Center will reopen for limited in-person services with masks required. Residents are still encouraged to use services online if possible.

“TheBoisecommunityworkedtogether over the holiday season to protect families, friends, and neighbors from the COVID-19 virus,” a city press release said. “Partnerships between businesses, residents, and the City of Boise have slowed the spread of COVID-19 in our community enough to offer these limited services.

Curbside pickup and other virtual programming will continue at Boise Public Library, but starting February 8 residents will be able to browse the collection, get assistance inside and pick up their holds inside the building. The in-person services will be available from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Main library and Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at branch locations.

Programs will be limited at the the Fort Boise Community Center, but the Boise Urban Garden School and the Foothills Learning Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Access restrictions remain in place at the Boise International Airport.

Boise Depot, the Dick Eardley Senior Center, Idaho IceWorld, the James Castle House and the Boise WaterShed’s indoor exhibit will remain closed.

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Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the reopening date of in-person services at the Boise Public Library. The buildings will be open for limited browsing starting February 8.

Margaret Carmel - BoiseDev reporter
Margaret Carmel is a BoiseDev reporter focused on the City of Boise, housing, homelessness and growth. Contact her at [email protected] or by phone at (757)705-8066.

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