A MESSAGE FROM MAYOR KLING
With the continued increase in COVID-19 cases and the very unfortunate impact of the pandemic, this is a very challenging season. As I listened yesterday to Governor Little’s press conference related to COVID-19, my thought was I wish all of our Nampa residents could hear it. So, if you haven't already listened, please click the video below. Please listen to the Governor and the personal stories from the COVID-19 survivor and healthcare workers with an open mind and heart.
 
Additionally, below please find updates "from the front line" from Saint Alphonsus and St. Luke's in Nampa on the current status in our community.
 
This is serious and we all need to do our part to slow the spread!

-Mayor Debbie Kling
FROM THE FRONTLINE
SAINT ALPHONSUS MEDICAL CENTER NAMPA
Travis Leach, President

Our hospitals are treating a record number of COVID-19 patients, including our Nampa facility. This is the highest number we have seen yet since the pandemic started. We continue to be very concerned about community spread and the impact it is having on our community including our healthcare workers safety. We are committed to continue to serve our communities and feel confident that with community support and safety precautions taken, we will be in a much better place in the future.

We update COVID-19 statistics daily. Visit www.saintalphonsus.org/coronavirus/stats for the latest information. Twenty-five (25) percent of all patients in the Saint Alphonsus Health System hospitals are COVID-positive. This chart shows that 33 percent of our hospitalized patients are from Canyon County.
ST. LUKE'S NAMPA
Joan Agee, DNP, RN FACHE, CNOR
Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer

The team at St. Luke’s Nampa continues to bring their best every day to care for our friends and neighbors in Canyon County. As we see cases in our community rise and resources in our hospital become constrained, we are very concerned.

In Nampa, our hospital is often at capacity. The patients we care for are more ill and we are seeing many not survive. The St. Luke’s team continues to do all it can to manage capacity and ensure we remain available to care for the community. Our hope and our ask is that the community continues to do all it can to help control the spread of the virus – Please continue to wash your hands, social distance, choose to wear a mask and limit gatherings.

Even with the challenges we face, I remain optimistic. There is hope that an effective vaccine will soon be available, and there continues to be inspiring examples of caring and support within our community. I am confident we will get through this challenging time if we do it, together.
WHAT ARE CRISIS STANDARDS OF CARE?

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare published an FAQ on crisis standards of care this week and you can read the entire document here. From the document:

"Crisis standards of care are guidelines that help healthcare providers and healthcare systems decide how to deliver the best care possible under the extraordinary circumstances of a disaster or a public health emergency. Crisis standards of care guidelines would be used when resources are insufficient to provide the usual standard of care to people who need it. The goal of crisis standards of care is to save as many lives as possible. During a disaster, such as an earthquake or a pandemic, healthcare systems may be so overwhelmed by patients, or resources may be so scarce, that it may not be possible to provide all patients the level of care they would receive under normal circumstances. In those situations, crisis standards of care would guide decisions about how to allocate scarce resources, such as hospital beds, medications, or breathing machines."
CITY OF NAMPA OFFICES PROVIDE
REMOTE SERVICES TO COMMUNITY
The City of Nampa plans to remain serving our community remotely through
January 11, 2020. We will keep providing updates as they become available.
WE ARE NAMPA
Here are a few feel-good stories from this week in case you missed it...
This week the City of Nampa partnered with the Idaho Food Bank and Team Rubicon to distribute 2,100 food boxes to our community. We couldn't have done it without the many volunteers who helped direct traffic, take information and load boxes. THANK YOU!
Since the pandemic began, we have helped distribute nearly 10,000 food boxes to our community.
Saint Alphonsus Nampa President Travis Leach and Nampa Mayor Debbie Kling
Volunteer group photo
Volunteers from Just Serve
2,100 food boxes distributed
Nampa School District and Express Pros Staffing volunteered
A special thank you to Kristen Pudlow (second from left) at the City of Nampa for helping to organize these distributions!
THANK YOU,
FRONTLINE WORKERS!

Each Thursday in December, we're taking a moment to share appreciation for frontline workers with #thankyouthursday on social media!

Please join us - or reach out privately - by thanking our frontline workers.

#thankyouthursday
Salvation Army Battle of the Bells happening now! The Nampa Police Department and Nampa Fire Department are raising funds for Nampa's Salvation Army.

The kettle income is the largest part of their operating budget for the entire year.
If you’re able to donate - PLEASE DO SO ON LINKS BELOW!

Remember the real winner is our community! Thank you to everyone that is able to donate this year!
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.
NEW CHRISTMAS EVENT AT THE FORD IDAHO CENTER
The Treasure Valley holiday season kicks off TONIGHT, Friday, November 20 at the Ford Idaho Center Horse Park and Sports Center for the first ever Idaho Bright Lights Festival presented by Idaho Central Credit Union. The Ford Idaho Center will convert the Horse Park & Sports Center into a socially distanced winter market and dazzling light display, with the help of local lighting partners, Silver Bells Lighting!
SUPPORTING OUR NAMPA BUSINESSES
The City of Nampa has partnered with the Nampa Chamber of Commerce, One Idaho and the Idaho Press to continue support for our local businesses.

Posters can be picked up at the Nampa Chamber of Commerce or the Mayor's office at Nampa City Hall.

The Nampa Chamber of Commerce has graciously agreed to be a one-stop shop for all local businesses, and has a variety of other resources including free masks, hand sanitizer and COVID-19 related signs in English and Spanish.

Please show your support for our community by taking the One Idaho pledge at one.idaho.gov.
DO YOU NEED BILINGUAL SIGNS RELATED TO
COVID-19 FOR YOUR BUSINESS?
Thanks to the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare and the Hispanic/Latino COVID-19 Task Force, a variety of bilingual signs are available for local businesses or organizations. If interested, email bowmana@cityofnampa.us or pick up today at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Nampa Chamber of Commerce or Southwest District Health.
WE'RE READY FOR WINTER - ARE YOU?
Make sure you are checking off all the boxes this winter! Check out a few ways you can be a good neighbor and help keep sidewalks safe and passable for our community!

** Please note: we are asking residents to refrain from shoveling snow into the streets and ask you to identify places on your property to pile snow. Thank you!
CURIOUS ABOUT CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS?
What is the current COVID-19 related data for Nampa?
Check out the new dashboards:
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.
Please do your part and remember to respect and
be kind to each other and our local businesses.
COVID-19 POPULAR LINKS
We're ready to help you.
nampaready@cityofnampa.us
(208) 565-5132
(recorded message; staff will return call)
QUICK REFERENCES FOR BUSINESSES

Idaho Rebound Cash Grants for Small Businesses - LINK

Download your Nampa Ready Business Posters here: 8.5x11  11x17
Nampa is committed to being a safe and healthy community where people prosper.