The City of Eagle is taking the threat of coronavirus very seriously. We are doing everything we can to prevent the spread of the virus without compromising on the essential services that the city provides. Eagle has joined with neighboring cities and counties in making a disaster emergency declaration due to coronavirus. If you would like to view the City of Eagle’s Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency please click here. Updates on the evolving coronavirus situation will be published to this page, the "News Flash" portion of our website, via email notifications, and on social media.
State of Idaho Stay at Home Order
Governor Brad Little issued a statewide Stay at Home Order to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. The stay-home order requires citizens to self-isolate at home if you can, not just if you are sick. This excludes healthcare, public safety, and other essential workers. The order goes into effect Wednesday, March 25, 2020, and lasts for at least 21 days.
The Stay at Home Order is available to read here: https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/127/2020/03/statewide-stay-home-order_032520.pdf
The list of essential services is available to read here: https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/127/2020/03/IdahoEssentialServices_updated.pdf
Stay at Home Order Frequently Asked Questions: https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/127/2020/03/032520_Order-FAQ_updated.pdf
This stay at home order supersedes the previous City of Eagle Social Distancing Order.
Monday, March 23, 2020, Eagle Mayor Jason Pierce signed a Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency that impacts public hearings and public comment at City of Eagle Meetings. This Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency follows Governor Brad Little’s Proclamation on March 18, 2020, suspending certain requirements of Idaho Code Section 74-203(5) regarding the conduct of and participation in open public meetings.
Eagle’s Emergency Declaration includes the following:
- All public hearings in which members of the public are entitled to present oral testimony are hereby suspended during the term of the emergency declaration unless rescinded earlier or extended past June 30, 2020.
- Public comment periods during regular and special city council meetings shall be suspended during the term of the emergency declaration unless rescinded earlier or extended past June 30, 2020.
- All regular and special city council meetings may be postponed or conducted in accordance with Idaho’s Open Meeting laws as qualified by the Governor’s Proclamation of March 18, 2020.
- The suspension under Paragraphs 1 and 2 above, may be rescinded in its entirety if the City is able to establish alternative technological means for the public to appropriately observe and/or testify at a public hearing without attending such hearing in person.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020, Mayor Pierce signed a Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency Order that suspends City of Eagle Board, Commission, and Committee meetings during the coronavirus pandemic. This Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency follows Governor Brad Little’s Proclamation on March 18, 2020, suspending certain requirements of Idaho Code Section 74-203(5) regarding the conduct of and participation in open public meetings.
he Order includes the following:
All public meetings and public hearings of all City of Eagle boards, commissions and committees are hereby suspended during the term of the emergency declaration unless rescinded earlier or extended past June 30, 2020. The boards, commissions, and committees suspended include, but are not limited to:
- Planning and Zoning Commission
- Design Review Board
- Library Board
- Arts Commission
- Historic Preservation Commission
- Parks, Pathways and Recreation Commission
- Development Impact Fee Advisory Committee
- Spring Valley - CID
- All other boards, commissions, or committees created by resolution of the City Council.
NOTE: This Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency Order does not include Eagle City Council Meetings. However, on March 23, 2020, Mayor Pierce signed another Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency Order that suspended all agenda items that require public testimony and suspended all public comment periods at meetings.
The suspension may be rescinded in its entirety if the City is able to establish alternative technological means for the public to appropriately observe and/or testify at a public hearing without attending such hearing in person.
City Hall Closed to Walk-Ins
Due to ongoing health concerns about the coronavirus, effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Eagle City Hall will be closed for walk-in service. Staff will remain on-site. Residents who need to conduct essential business at Eagle City Hall will need to make an appointment with the relevant department.
- Building Department: 208-489-8760
- Clerk’s Office: 208-939-6813
- Mayor’s Office: 208-489-8790
- Planning and Zoning: 208-939-0227
- Water Department: 208-489-8777
Visitors with appointments will be asked to wash their hands before meeting with staff. Visitors without appointments will be asked to make one.
In light of increased concerns over the spread of coronavirus, the Eagle Public Library, the Eagle Landing Community Center, and the Eagle Museum of History and Preservation are closed to the public until further notice
The Eagle Public Library has e-books, audiobooks and other online resources available on their website. All loaned items are now due back on June 1, 2020. All current holds are extended to June 15, 2020, and new holds will be processed once the library reopens. All library book drops are closed. Please keep loaned items until June 1, 2020.
Effective immediately and at the direction of Mayor Pierce, all City of Eagle playgrounds and park drinking fountains are closed until further notice to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
These playgrounds and drinking fountains are located at Stephen C. Guerber Park, Reid Merrill Park*, Friendship Park, Orval Krasen Park, and Plaza Park.
While park land and trails remain open at this time, visitors should observe the CDC’s minimum social distancing recommendation of six feet between people to prevent the spread of the virus and practice proper hygiene.
Park Bathrooms: City of Eagle park bathrooms are normally open from sunrise to sunset. However, recently someone ripped a toilet paper dispenser off the wall to steal the toilet paper inside. Due to concerns about further vandalism, the city is changing bathroom hours. Bathrooms will now be open from 8 am to 3 pm seven days a week, to allow our public works staff to adequately monitor and clean the bathrooms.
The city is keeping the bathrooms open with reduced hours because they provide a place for people using our parks to wash their hands, which is very important due to the current coronavirus outbreak. Public works staff cleans the bathrooms at least 4 times per day. We ask all park users to practice social distancing and be kind and respectful to each other and public property.
*Note: the playground at Reid Merrill Park was already closed due to ongoing construction.