Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Order of the Director Dave Jeppesen
Order to Self-Isolate dated March 25, 2020
Authority: I.C. § 56-1003(7)
56-1003. POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DIRECTOR. The director shall have the following powers and duties:….
(7) The director, under rules adopted by the board of health and welfare, shall have the power to impose and enforce orders of isolation and quarantine to protect the public from the spread of infectious or communicable diseases or from contamination from chemical or biological agents, whether naturally occurring or propagated by criminal or terrorist act.
(a) An order of isolation or quarantine issued pursuant to this section shall be a final agency action for purposes of judicial review. However, this shall not prevent the director from reconsidering, amending or withdrawing the order. Judicial review of orders of isolation or quarantine shall be de novo. The court may affirm, reverse or modify the order and shall affirm the order if it appears by a preponderance of the evidence that the order is reasonably necessary to protect the public from a substantial and immediate danger of the spread of an infectious or communicable disease or from contamination by a chemical or biological agent.
(b) If the director has reasonable cause to believe a chemical or biological agent has been released in an identifiable place, including a building or structure, an order of quarantine may be imposed to prevent the movement of persons into or out of that place, for a limited period of time, for the purpose of determining whether a person or persons at that place have been contaminated with a chemical or biological agent which may create a substantial and immediate danger to the public.
(c) Any person who violates an order of isolation or quarantine shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
Period of Self-Isolation: From March 25th through Wednesday April 15th.
Persons are to Self-isolate at their residence but may leave their residence and travel to do the following:
Essential Business Operations Include:
First Responders, emergency management personnel, enforcement personnel and other working for or to support Essential Businesses are exempt from the Order.
Essential Government Functions: Includes services needed to ensure the continuing operation of local government agencies so long as performed in compliance with social distancing requirement.
Minimum Basic Operations: Requires employees to comply with Social Distancing Requirements:
Essential Travel: Requires person to comply with Social Distancing Requirements;
Social Distancing: Includes:
Cities are required: To provide copies of the order by: