BLM Idaho COVID-19 Information
The Department of the Interior's (DOI) current COVID-19 policy incorporates CDC guidance. As CDC science-based guidance changes, our policy will adapt. Visitors have always been encouraged by DOI to review CDC guidance when making their plans to recreate responsibly.
Consistent with the CDC July 27, 2021 announcement regarding updated Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People, all Federal employees, onsite contractors, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask inside Federal buildings located in areas of substantial or high community transmission. Federal employees, onsite contractors, and visitors who are not fully vaccinated also need to continue to physically distance consistent with CDC guidance.
At the present time, all Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Offices in Idaho are located in areas of substantial or high community transmission EXCEPT the Cottonwood, Salmon, and Shoshone Field Offices.
The following BLM Idaho Offices are currently open to public visitation (in alphabetical order):
Boise District Office, Bruneau Field Office, Burley Field Office, Challis Field Office, Cottonwood Field Office, Four Rivers Field Office, Idaho Falls District Office, Idaho State Office, Jarbidge Field Office, Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area Office, Owyhee Field Office, Pocatello Field Office, Shoshone Field Office, Twin Falls District, and Upper Snake Field Office.
BLM Idaho offices that temporarily remain closed to public visitation continue to provide services over the phone or by e-mail. Contact information for all BLM Idaho offices is available at https://www.blm.gov/office/idaho-state-office.
Continuing our service to the public while keeping our employees and visitors safe is paramount. When you visit BLM Idaho offices that are open to public visitation, we will ask you to please self-screen for COVID-19 exposure and symptoms and follow CDC guidelines while in the office.
If it isn't possible for you to visit BLM Idaho offices, we will be happy to assist you over the phone or by email. Again, contact information for all BLM Idaho offices is available at https://www.blm.gov/office/idaho-state-office.
At this time, all BLM-managed public lands, trails, and recreation sites in Idaho are open. Areas and facilities where annual seasonal closures are in place remain closed until the end of the closure period. We will update this alert with any changes to public lands, trails and recreation sites. You may also contact the office located nearest to the area you would like to visit for local information.
*** Please note that the BLM will be responsive to changing circumstances, and this information may change at any time. We will do our best to update information as it becomes available.***