Masks Still Required in Valley County under the CDH Health Order | Local Advisory Order in Place.

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Valley County Health order still in effect from Central District Health until further notice.

Idaho's Current Rebound Stage 2 - https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/stage-2-modified-order.pdf (ACTIVE) 
Read the current health advisory from CDH Nov. 17th, 2020 - https://www.cdhd.idaho.gov/pdfs/boardofhealth/Orders/COVID-public-health-advisory_11-17-2020.pdf (ACTIVE) 
Read the current McCall Advisory Order approved January 7, 2021 - Resolution 21-04 in support of PH Advisory.pdf - Read the Press Release (ACTIVE) 
Read the order: Resolution No. 20-12.pdf | A separate order has been applied to Valley County by Central District Health. Read more> (ACTIVE) 

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.
1. DEFINITIONS: For purposes of this Public Health Emergency Order "public place" shall mean any place open to all members of public without specific invitation, including but not necessarily limited to, retail business establishments, government offices, medical, educational, arts and recreational institutions, public transportation, including taxi cabs and ridesharing vehicles. "Members of the public" shall mean persons not therein employed, present without invitation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

To read FAQ's by CDH go to https://www.cdhd.idaho.gov/dac-coronavirus-valleyorder.php#valleyorderfaqs

Yes, Council Passed a Resolution that was a Health Order Policy. Ordinance 986 McCall Emergency Powers, give the Council the authority to pass such a resolution.

Yes, in this instance "public place"  is any place open to all members of the public without specific invitation, including but not necessarily limited to, retail business establishments, government offices, medical, educational, arts and recreational institutions, public transportation, including taxi cabs and ridesharing vehicles.

The breakdown - You are required to wear a mask in all indoor public spaces, and in outdoor public spaces when 6ft distance cannot be maintained. 

Facial coverings are not required to be worn under the following circumstances:

  • Children under the age of 2.
  • Persons with medical conditions, mental health condition, or disability that prevent them from wearing a face covering. A person is not required to provide documentation demonstrating that the person cannot tolerate wearing a face covering.
  • Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, or communicating with a person who is deaf or hard of hearing, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.
  • Persons, including on-duty law enforcement officers, for whom wearing a face covering would create a risk to the person related to their work, as determined by local, state, or federal regulators or workplace safety guidelines.
  • Persons who are obtaining a service involving the nose, face, or head for which temporary removal of the face covering is necessary to perform the service.
  • Persons who are eating or drinking at a restaurant or other establishment that offers food or beverage service, so long as they engage in physical distancing.

Just like anytime you break the law, you are opening yourself up to receiving a notice of violation for a public order. If you are cited in Valley County under the Central District Health Order it is a prosecutable offense and a misdemeanor.

As a business owner, it is your right to protect your business, facilities, and employee. This health order gives you the ability to enforce openly and clearly supporting your own mask policy. All businesses within McCall city limits and within 5 miles are subject to the city's health order. If a patron does not comply with the order you have the right to ask them to leave. If at any point feel that you are unsafe, or threaten or need law enforcement, please call 911.

Inside McCall City limits and within 5 miles around. 

See the map: Emergency Powers Map.pdf

What would you do if you saw someone not wearing a seat belt? That is a great way to think about it! 

Please consider leading by example. 

Consider setting a good example, speaking to the business owner if you are feeling uncomfortable. It is not appropriate in this instance to call law enforcement that is up to the business owner. It is also not appropriate to shame or start an unnecessary altercation. 

No, the advisory order is a collection of strongly recommended guidelines that medical professionals have determined will help slow the spread. They are recommendations and not prosecutable by law. Note: Mask however are mandated by law and must be worn in public spaces.

The Advisory Order outlines many things you can do to reduce your chances of contracting or passing COIVD. The Advisory does stress that gathering is discouraged especially with those outside your normal household (those you live with). CDH recommends that for the greatest level of protection stay in your household group and avoid contact with others especially when not wearing a mask.