Guidance for Governor Brad Little’s Statewide Stay-Home Order

updated March 25, 2020


All residents of Idaho must self-isolate and stay and work from home as much as possible, unless they work in healthcare, public safety, or an identified “essential business” as defined in the order.

Residents can leave homes to obtain or provide essential services.

People at higher risk (65+ and/or health-compromised) should avoid leaving their homes.

Employers that do not provide essential services as defined in order must take all steps necessary for employees to work remotely from home.

“Essential” facilities & services open

Grocery stores, healthcare facilities, gas stations, pharmacies, essential state and local government functions, laundromats/laundry services, financial institutions, residential and home-based care, veterinary services, hardware stores, limited child care for essential workers, infrastructure, and other businesses essential to the safety and well-being of the residents as defined in the order remain open. Restaurants open but only for drive-thru, carry-out, or delivery.

“Non-essential” facilities & services closed

Includes indoor gyms, recreational facilities, nightclubs, bars, entertainment venues, convention centers, hair and nail salons, public events and gatherings, dine-in restaurants (drive-thru, carry-out, delivery to continue), and other facilities and services not included in “essential” businesses as defined in the order.

Limit public transit

Only to provide or obtain essential services.

Limit travel

All non-essential travel must cease.

No gatherings

Limit all non-essential gatherings of any number of individuals outside the household.

Outdoor activity OK

Outdoor activity near your home is not prohibited, but residents are encouraged to keep distance of six (6) feet from others not in their household.

Practice good hygiene

Wash hands, clean high-touch surfaces, cover coughs and sneezes, and do not shake hands.

Order in effect Wednesday, March 25, 2020, and will remain in effect for at least 21 days.

Governor Little and public health officials will reassess before end of 21-day period.

Final Stay-Home Order will be available at