(City of Pocatello Press Release, August 20, 2021)

2020–2021 City Council: Linda Leeuwrik, Rick Cheatum, Roger Bray, Claudia Ortega (back row); Heidi Adamson, Brian Blad, Chris Stevens (front row) (Photo Credit: City of Pocatello)

The Pocatello City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday, August 24 at 1 p.m. to discuss the possibility of reimplementing the City’s face covering ordinance.

When the ordinance was rescinded in late April, Councilmembers approved a motion to call a special meeting to consider re-implementing a face covering ordinance if active cases rise to 15 or more per 10,000 for 14 consecutive days or 30 or more per 10,000 for 3 consecutive days.  The number of active cases has been above 15 since August 4 according to Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH).  SIPH does not report case data on weekends or holidays.  To view SIPH’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard, visit public.tableau.com/app/profile/siphidaho/viz/SIPHCOVID-19Data/Story1.

Limited in-person attendance is allowed, but due to COVID-19 guidelines, strict social distancing measures are in place and masks/face coverings are required.

Citizens can watch a stream of the proceedings at streaming.pocatello.usyoutube.com/pocatellocommunitymedia, or on Sparklight (formerly CableOne) cable channel 56.

The face covering ordinance was previously in place from November 21, 2020 to April 28, 2021.

For a list of COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Bannock County, visit siphidaho.org/covid19-vaccine-clinics.php.

City Hall is accessible to persons with disabilities. Program access accommodations can be provided with three (3) days’ advance notice by contacting Skyler Beebe at sbeebe@pocatello.us; 208.234.6248 or 5815 South 5th Avenue, Pocatello, Idaho.


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