All of us at the City of Blackfoot want to reassure you that, during this difficult time, you will continue to have City-provided services - be able to drink clean water, get rid of your trash and flush your toilets uninterrupted.
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City Administration has already taken steps by eliminating non-essential gatherings and meetings of large groups at City Hall and other locations. We know that this will be inconvenient for everyone, and we understand that but, right now, the best medicine is social distancing so that we give science time to catch up. In the meantime, we’re doing our best to allow our hospitals to care for the critically ill and elderly, and not over burden them with COVID-19 patients.
Following President Trump and Governor Brad Little, Mayor Marc Carroll is among many Mayors across the Country who have signed a DECLARATION of LOCAL DISASTER EMERGENCY. This Declaration for the City of Blackfoot was signed on March 19, 2020 and will be ratified by City Council at their April meeting. The Declaration will help to protect the Blackfoot Community in the coming months by allowing the City to qualify for Federal (FEMA) assistance as well as State assistance and SBA funding.
Additional resources regarding COVID-19 may be found at:
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL and PREVENTION
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ASSOCIATION (US DOL)
SOUTHEASTERN IDAHO PUBLIC HEALTH
Stay safe out there…practice good hygiene practices, limit your social interactions as much as possible, and please do your best to watch out for your neighbors, as many in our community are having a difficult time finding essential grocery and personal care items. Together, we can keep our community strong!