Who should submit a COVID-19 Large Gathering Plan and Attestation form to Central District Health and how far in advance of the gathering?
Large venues, such as trade shows, weddings, sporting venues, etc. with 50 or more people planned for Ada, Boise, Elmore, and Valley Counties, should submit an attestation to Central District Health in advance of the gathering or event, ideally two weeks or more in advance of the event date(s). The exception is if your event will be held in the City of Boise. It if will be held in Boise, do not fill out the attestation form; instead, see the City of Boise form below on this page.
The plan/form must indicate that the event planner will follow the physical distancing, hygiene and gathering protocols to mitigate the risk of spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. Please use the state's Protocols for Safe Gatherings and Events in your planning efforts (included with the form). Please read the introductory paragraph on the form to learn more about requirements associated with holding a gathering that exceeds 50 people at this time.
What happens after I submit my plan?
Once you submit your plan through this page, your plan will be reviewed by Central District Health staff to ensure it aligns with state protocols for safe gatherings and events.
If plan meets state Protocols for Safe Gatherings and Events: You will not hear from a CDH team member. Please retain the email you received from CDH after submitting your plan and form.
If plan does not meet state Protocols for Safe Gatherings and Events: A CDH team member will contact you within 24 to 48 hours of plan submission.
Review of your plan does not equal approval or endorsement by Central District Health of your large gathering or event.
Steps for submitting your COVID-19 Safety Planning Form for events of more than 50 people within the City of Boise:
1.) Fill out the form for City of Boise Events below. Note: Events to be held within the City of Boise should not fill out the attestation form, which is also found on this page.
After submitting your health and safety COVID-19 Safety Planning form, consider if there are city permits you might need to pursue for your event (Special Event, park, alcohol, etc.) and any associated lead times required. Learn more HERE.
2.) Upon CDH's receipt of your form, CDH staff will review your plan. CDH's standard turnaround time for review and approval is within 48 hours.
3.) Once your form is reviewed and signed by CDH, an email will be automatically sent back to you (the applicant) and will include a PDF of the signed form/agreement. CDH's signature will indicate recommendation that your event plan be approved by the City of Boise. City of Boise staff will also receive a PDF version of your signed plan via email.
4.) The event planner will work with City of Boise department(s) to ensure licenses, permits, reservations, etc. are in place in accordance with Boise City Code application deadlines.