A MESSAGE FROM MAYOR KLING
2020 TIME CAPSULE
As we all know, 2020 was a momentous year.

In order to capture memories from 2020, we have decided to create a time capsule. We would like to include memories from our community, residents of all ages, as well members of our business and faith community. We're hoping to collect a great assortment of letters (ane a few small memorable items) by February 15, 2021. We hope to bury the time capsule in late February. WATCH SHORT VIDEO FROM MAYOR KLING BELOW.

For questions or to make suggestions, please email mayor@cityofnampa.us or call (208) 468-5401.

PLEASE MAIL YOUR LETTER FOR THE 2020 TIME CAPSULE TO:
Office of the Mayor, 411 3rd Street South, Nampa ID 83651.
NAMPA'S ANNUAL COMMUNITY SURVEY
For the past three years, the City of Nampa has sought feedback from the community we serve through an annual survey. To see results from past years, click here.

We have only received about 600 responses so far - with a population of over 100,000, we'd love to get your feedback!! Your voice matters!

Survey results help inform future decisions. Please take 10 minutes to take our survey now!
LOCAL COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION
FROM THE FRONTLINE
SAINT ALPHONSUS MEDICAL CENTER NAMPA
Clint Child | DNP, MBA, RN
Vice President of Operations / Chief Nursing Officer

On January 12th, Saint Alphonsus started vaccinating part of the Phase II group with Pre-K to 12 staff, teachers, and childcare workers. Additionally, this Phase added first responders not already included in Phase I such as firefighters, police, and safety protection services. Our team was very excited to begin holding these clinics which were set up at our hospitals and clinics across the Treasure Valley, getting one step closer to controlling this pandemic.  We hope to administer over 2,000 vaccinations per week out of the Nampa hospital and over 7,500 across the Saint Alphonsus system each week. However, we are constantly making plans and taking action to dramatically increase this number. There are many moving factors and it is awesome to be a part of this historic vaccination coordination effort. It is also very humbling to see the excitement and relief of those being vaccinated.

If you are uncertain what phase of the rollout you fall under, you can visit saintalphonsus.org/getvaccinated for timely information. This site will also direct you on how to get registered for a vaccine if you fall within the current phase and to sign up to be notified of vaccine eligibility.
ST. LUKE'S HEALTH SYSTEM
Joan Agee, DNP, RN FACHE, CNOR
Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer
St. Luke's Health System

This past week, the St. Luke’s Nampa hospital experienced an internal flood due to a main water line breakage, resulting in the closure of 16 hospital beds. Therefore, the website that reports the number of hospital admissions for COVID-19 patients will appear differently than it has in the past due to decreased availability of beds in our facility.

I am pleased to report that the St. Luke’s Health System, consisting of seven hospitals across southern Idaho, has been fortunate to see an overall decrease in COVID-19-related hospitalizations. This decrease may be attributed to several advanced healthcare strategies recently implemented by St. Luke’s which have positively impacted our communities:

1)     The initiation of a remote patient monitoring program. We are now caring for 150-200 patients via our Remote Patient Monitoring Program - enabling many to recover at home (many from COVID-19) while avoiding prolonged hospitalizations.
 
2)     We are currently providing an outpatient infusion that has likely resulted in the reduction and/or shortening of length-of-stays for our hospitalizations. Although difficult to assign a specific number to these successes, monoclonal antibody (Bamlanivimab) treatments may have significantly contributed to averting hospitalization for 80+ of our COVID-19 patients.

3)     As of Monday morning, St. Luke’s had administered more than 9,000 doses of vaccine to our employees, with more than 2,300 already having completed the vaccine series of two shots. We have also begun to offer community access to vaccination in accordance with the state regulations; and as of Monday morning, had provided an initial dose to more than 2,600 members of the next tier - many of them teachers.

I would like to thank our community for its ongoing support of our healthcare workers. I also encourage our community members to get vaccinated when their turn arrives and to continue following the established recommendations of hand hygiene, social distancing and wearing masks. Together we can win the battle to stop the spread of this disease.
WHEN CAN YOU GET THE COVID-19 VACCINE?
As more information on the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, we will be sharing it with our community. The Department of Health and Welfare has published an updated and estimated timeline below and continue to update FAQs on their website.
CITY OF NAMPA OFFICES CONTINUE
REMOTE SERVICES TO COMMUNITY
The City of Nampa plans to continue serving our community remotely through
the end of January 2021 and then reevaluate the next steps at that time.
We will keep providing updates as they become available.

The City of Nampa’s Clerk’s office is currently accepting passport applications
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement program was established in 1974 and helps cities in the Treasure Valley develop viable communities by creating suitable living environments, expanding economic opportunities, and providing decent housing for low to moderate income individuals. In an attempt to better understand the current or potential barriers to safe affordable housing, we are asking Nampa residents to take a few moments and complete this anonymous survey.
WE ARE NAMPA
Here are a few feel-good stories from this week in case you missed it...
So much happened in 2020! We attempted to highlight some of the many wonderful things that happened amidst the challenges of 2020 in a short video. Because we don't say it enough, thank you to the amazing staff at the City of Nampa who are working hard for our community. Thank you also to the many wonderful people, organizations and businesses in our community who made us #NampaProud as we collaborated together to strengthen our community during this pandemic.
THANK YOU,
SERVICE WORKERS!

We're contining our third month of #ThankYouThursday by showing gratitude to various groups within our community. Each Thursday in January, we're taking a moment to share appreciation for service workers with #thankyouthursday on social media!



#thankyouthursday
Ready to give back to your community? Click the link to learn about ways you can serve on boards and commissions within the City of Nampa.
COMMUNITY RESOURCES
There are multiple programs available to assist the community during this time. Click here or button to right for more information.
UPDATES ON NAMPA CONSTRUCTION
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COVID-19 POPULAR LINKS
We're ready to help you.
nampaready@cityofnampa.us
(208) 565-5132
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LET'S ALL DO OUR PART
SO WE CAN GET BACK TO LIFE
Nampa is committed to being a safe and healthy community where people prosper.