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Updates From The Nampa Chamber

4/23/2020 - 11:45 AM

Today, in his press conference, Governor Brad Little announced a 4-phase plan to reopen most of Idaho by June. Governor Little, with the help of the Department of Health and Welfare and guidance issued by President Donald Trump and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has established a data-driven approach to opening up Idaho’s economy. This approach reduces the risk of COVID-19 to Idaho’s most vulnerable population and preserves capacity in our healthcare system, while opening up businesses safely. From an economic standpoint, Idaho’s rebound from COVID-19 starts with employee and consumer confidence, which leads into business stability and growth and eventually promotion and attraction.

Read the full plan here.

For more information go to the Idaho Rebounds Website.


3/25/2020 - 1:45 PM

Governor Little issues statewide stay-home order, signs extreme emergency declaration. Following the guidance of Idaho’s public health experts, Governor Brad Little issued a statewide stay-home order today for all Idahoans.

He also signed an extreme emergency declaration, which allows the state to more effectively increase health care capacity, take steps to reduce and slow coronavirus spread, and take rapid and decisive steps to improve the condition of Idahoans whose job and incomes are being harmed by the pandemic.

View the full document.

List of Essentials

3/19/2020 - 9:00 AM

The Nampa Chamber is here to help and support you during this unique and unprecedented time. We understand and recognize that we ALL are trying to figure this out as we go. We are ALL in this together. As previously communicated, we have canceled/postponed all face to face meetings for the Chamber until further notice.

The Chamber is Open for Business
We will continue to work hard and are here to assist you and your businesses as we weather the storm. Please contact us ahead of time before coming to the office. We are accessible via phone and email.

Nampa is Stronger Than the Corona Virus
Now more than ever, we need to support our local businesses, our employees, and our family, friends, and neighbors. I encourage you to think outside the box, be creative, adaptable, innovative, patient and calm, and, most importantly, be positive and optimistic. Join our NEW Facebook group where you can share what you are doing to stay open, see what others are doing, and how you can support Nampa businesses.

The Nampa Chamber is committed to providing you with updated information that we hope will be helpful to you as you continue to put the pieces of this puzzle together. The links on this page are a few core links that can be helpful to you. We will update you as necessary and continue to update our COVID-19 page on

An Update From Saint Alphonsus
Throughout the Saint Alphonsus Health System, the health and well-being of our patients, their families, and the communities we serve is our top priority. We are following the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease) recommendations and are acting with an abundance of caution to ensure we do not elevate the risk of exposure to the virus for our colleagues, physicians, patients or community members.

Resources from St. Luke's

For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the websites on this page. Don't forget to join and contribute to the Nampa - Stronger Than the Corona Virus group


3/16/2020 - 1:00  PM

First and foremost- you, your business, and your family's health and well-being are our top priorities!

We are following the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease) recommendations and are acting with an abundance of caution to ensure we do not elevate the risk of exposure to the virus for our colleagues and members. At this time, we are postponing all Chamber events until further notice.

We are going through an unprecedented disruption together. But we have been tested before in different ways, and always emerge stronger – and I have no doubt this will prove true once again. Here are some important updates on things that have been announced over the last few days:

Small Business Support

The President announced loans through the Small Business Administration on Thursday evening. Here is a great resource page that gives some highlights on this program.

Federal Response

Additionally, Congress acted late last week to pass legislation to support businesses and families affected by the disruption. Here is a great overview by the US Chamber, which breaks down what is included.

How do you respond?

The Governor strongly urged business leaders today to consider your response to this urgent situation. Can your employees work remotely? How many? They issued the strongest call yet to have businesses encourage that. I understand that many businesses cannot do that. If that is your case, what steps can you take to ensure the maximum protection of your teams and customers, and ultimately our community? Unique times call for unique solutions. It is clear there are no easy answers here.

As always, our team is working behind the scenes to figure out how we can pivot and better serve you during this time. I encourage you to support your local businesses now more than ever. Now is a great time to purchase a gift card, take advantage of restaurants offering curbside pick-up, and check on your neighbors. Let's rally and continue to support each other. Let's be the example of a community that others talk about that came together with solutions and success during this time!

As we gather additional information from the experts, we will be certain to pass on the information to you. If you have unique ways in which your business is adapting to this situation and you would like for us to share it with other members, please send it to us so we can do so.

In This Together,

The Nampa Chamber of Commerce