COVID-19

Boise drops mask mandate, COVID-19 protocols for events

The City of Boise is walking back its COVID-19 protocols as case numbers stay down. Beginning Monday, March 7, masks will not be required inside...

Boise trampoline park to close for good

Altitude Trampoline Park on Milwaukee St. near Boise Towne Square Mall will close for good on Sunday. In an online post, Altitude said the current...

ICYMI 2021: McCall saw its economy take off during COVID-19, but concerns of ‘Boise on steroids’ loom for housing

Originally published March 24, 2021. A little more than a year has gone by since McCall and Valley County officials issued a travel advisory asking...

Boise City Council greenlights funds for extra security to ensure mask compliance in city buildings

More security is coming to Boise City facilities to back up its mask order.  Boise City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday afternoon to approve a...

Boise Farmers Market back on: no vaccination proof or COVID test required

After the Boise Farmers Market announced it would require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test for vendors and customers, then canceled last...

‘Trying to save lives’: Inside the Saint Alphonsus Intensive Care Unit in Boise

Idaho News 6 got a rare perspective on the COVID-19 pandemic Thursday with a look inside the Saint Alphonsus Intensive Care Unit in...

Ada County pulling for central Treasure Valley monoclonal antibody treatment site

Ada County hopes it can get a community monoclonal antibody treatment center off the ground as Idaho’s hospitals are overloaded with COVID-19 patients.  On Wednesday,...

Boise Farmers Market opts to cancel Saturday’s in-person market

The Boise Farmers Market on Shoreline Drive scheduled for this Saturday is now canceled. Earlier this week, BoiseDev reported that the market would be requiring...

Updated COVID-19 numbers, Idaho directing additional $10 million to health care facilities

Updated by Gretchen Parsons after 2:30PM: Idaho's top health officials gave an update on Idaho's COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. Dr. James P. Souza, St. Luke's...

With new COVID rules, Capital City market will move, Boise Farmers Market weighs options

Boise’s new event requirements to slow the spread of COVID-19 are requiring changes and adjustments for the city’s two largest outdoor public markets. Both Capital...

‘The Boise way’: McLean talks about COVID, growth, goals, and climate in State of the City speech

Boise Mayor Lauren McLean stood in front of a small socially distanced crowd of community members in the Boise City Council Chambers for her...

‘Uncomfortable’: St. Lukes McCall says escalating statewide COVID situation impacting Valley Co.’s primary hospital

St. Lukes McCall emergency medicine doctor Dr. Paddy Kinney says the hospital has been dealing with more severe cases of COVID-19 than they are...

McLean announces new mask, vaccine protocols for some events

Boise Mayor Lauren McLean announced new protocols for events held in city-owned facilities and events that require a permit from the city. Starting Friday, organizers...

‘New high:’ McCall COVID test rate spikes, adds city facility mask requirement

Starting September 17, the City of McCall will require masks in all city facilities following a spike in COVID-19 cases.  St. Lukes McCall Chief Operating...

City of Boise offers $100 vaccine incentive over mandate

The City of Boise is using a carrot to encourage employee vaccinations instead of a stick.  Boise city employees who opted to get fully vaccinated...