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Posted on: April 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Public Encouraged to Recreate Responsibly Outdoors; Maintain Six-foot Distance

Walking Under Falls

The City of Twin Falls would like to remind residents that it’s okay – even encouraged – for healthy youth and adults to recreate outside. However, residents are asked to maintain a distance of more than six feet with other individuals outside their household.

City, state, and federal recreational areas in Idaho are largely open for day use, even under the Governor’s statewide stay-home order, but people must recreate responsibly by observing social distancing, limiting how far they travel, and reducing their impacts on any place they visit.

The Governor’s office is asking Idahoans to not travel outside of their home county for recreation purposes. In addition, non-residents should not travel to Idaho to recreate, until further notice from the Governor’s Office.

Some City recreation facilities are closed under the Governor’s Statewide Order until further notice. Those facilities include the Twin Falls City Pool and public bathrooms at city parks.

For more information about City parks and services, as well as updates on the City’s response and recovery efforts, please visit the City of Twin Falls website at TFID.ORG

Recreate Responsibly

•    Practice social distancing – stay six feet away from others who are not in your household

•    Enjoy the outdoors close to home whenever possible, following the statewide stay-home order and reducing the spread of COVID-19

•    Stay home if you’re sick to prevent putting others at risk

•    Check before traveling. Contact information for recreational sites is available at Most government campgrounds and many boat ramps are closed.

•    Spread out – if a trailhead or boat launch is congested, find another place or come back during off-peak hours

•    Bring supplies (water, food, hand sanitizer, toilet paper) to be self-sufficient, ensuring you have a good time and avoiding contact with others in the community you visit

•    Prepare to pack out your trash as garbage service may be unavailable

•    Refrain from high-risk activities (climbing sketchy terrain, riding an expert-level trail) to ensure medical resources are available for the virus fight

Find Us on Social Media

  • City Pool is teaching youth water safety with WHALE Tales @Twin Falls Parks & Recreation
  • Twin Falls Police Department is doing Read Alongs, and youth are encouraged to follow along with a different book and location each week @Twin Falls Police Department
  • City Hall is providing weekly live briefings on City of Twin Falls response and recovery efforts @Twin Falls City Hall

Governor’s Statewide Order to Self-Isolate

“On March 25, 2020, pursuant to the Constitution of the State of Idaho and Sections 46-601 and 46-1008, Idaho Code, the Governor ordered the Director of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare to issue this Order to Self-Isolate.

The Director of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is authorized by Idaho Code § 56-1003(7) “to impose and enforce orders of isolation and quarantine to protect the public from the spread of infectious or communicable diseases.” This Order will continue to be in effect until 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2020 or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing by the Director.”

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