A MESSAGE FROM MAYOR KLING
This week, Governor Little announced an updated timeline for the COVID-19 vaccine. Please know the City of Nampa is working closely with Southwest District Health, Canyon County Emergency Management, our local health care partners and others to ensure Nampa residents have access to the vaccine as soon as it is available. As more information on the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, we will be sharing it with our community. Please note that information can change as frequently as daily. We will continue to provide updates at NampaReady.com, the City of Nampa Facebook and Nextdoor.

Currently, the demand for the vaccine exceeds the supply.

Southwest District Health (SWDH), who receives the vaccine from the state and then distributes to local health partners in our area, expects to receive 1,750 each week over the next two weeks. The amount of vaccine doses SWDH has received recently has fluctuated between 3,500 to 600 doses each week.

We understand some still have questions about the effectiveness and safety of the COVID-19 vaccine. We are in the process of collaborating with our health partners to create a virtual community forum around vaccine information and more details will be released soon. Frequently asked questions (FAQ) on the vaccine can be found from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare here. If you have specific questions related to the vaccine not found on the FAQ or the Centers for Disease Control, please email them to mayor@cityofnampa.us and we will do our best to answer them.
COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION
INFO ON SCHEDULING VACCINE LOCALLY

Saint Alphonsus Health System: Saint Alphonsus has set up additional vaccination clinics, beginning this weekend, at its Regional Medical Center in Boise and Nampa medical center off Garrity Boulevard. The clinics are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. In addition, vaccination clinics are available at various Saint Alphonsus Medical Group clinic locations. Patients will be required to go through screening upon entering the hospitals and wear masks. Vaccination clinics will continue for the foreseeable future, as Idaho’s vaccination plans are implemented. Online scheduling for eligible workers can be found at saintalphonsus.org/getvaccinated. Patients do not need to be Saint Alphonsus patients to get vaccinated. First-tier health care workers who have not yet received their vaccines are also encouraged to go online to schedule their appointments.

St. Luke's Health System: St. Luke's on Wednesday opened additional vaccine appointments for the designated groups. Appointment scheduling is open for Phase 1 and 2.1 individuals. Patients must provide proof of their job at their appointment. Scheduling can be done through a patient's myChart account with St. Luke's or by calling 208-381-9500.

Saltzer Health is offering vaccinations for patients in designated groups. For more information, visit their website.

Primary HealthCall a clinic near you to set up an appointment if you are in one of the designated groups.

Terry Reilly Health Services is vaccinating health care workers, long-term facility residents and frontline essential workers at its locations in Canyon and Owyhee counties. According to their website, "[they] are currently calling to schedule the individuals who meet this criteria for their vaccination. If you meet this criteria and have not been contacted, please call 208-318-1326 to inquire."

Family Medicine Health Center is vaccinating individuals in designated groups. Established patients in Boise, Meridian and Kuna may call 208-514-2500 to set up an appointment; established patients in Nampa may call 208-954-8687.
Our annual survey is now open! We'd love to hear your feedback by the end of February 2021.

Your voice matters!
2020 TIME CAPSULE
The City of Nampa has decided to create a time capsule to commemorate the unforgettable year of 2020. Mayor Kling invites the community to submit a one-page letter recording their experience in 2020 by the end of January 2021. For questions or to make suggestions, please email mayor@cityofnampa.us or call (208) 468-5401. Letters can be mailed to: Office of the Mayor, 411 3rd Street South, Nampa ID 83651.
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.

We are happy to announce the City of Nampa’s Clerk’s office is accepting passport applications by appointment only.
Nampa City Council Meetings to begin at 5:30pm starting January 19, 2021

Beginning Tuesday, January 19, 2021, Nampa City Council meetings will begin one-half hour earlier at 5:30 p.m. and public hearings will begin at 6:30 p.m. Nampa City Council meetings are held the first and third Monday of each month at Nampa City Hall, located at 411 3rd Street South. If the Monday meeting falls on a holiday, the meeting is moved to the following day.

In recent years, many council meetings lasted past 10 p.m., with some even later. Nampa Mayor Debbie Kling proposed the earlier start time to accommodate residents and businesses participating in public hearings and awaiting council decisions. 

Mayor Kling said, “We want to ensure council meetings are accessible, transparent and as accommodating as possible. Beginning our meeting and public hearings one-half hour earlier is a small way of showing the taxpayers we serve that we appreciate and respect their time.”

Council agendas are published three business days ahead of the meeting and can be found at https://cityofnampa.us/agendacenter. Council meetings are available to watch “live or later” at https://livestream.com/cityofnampa. To learn more about virtual participation options for public hearings, visit https://cityofnampa.us/1334/Virtual-Public-Hearing-Instructions
WE ARE NAMPA
Here are a few feel-good stories from this week in case you missed it...
Nampa Public Library Goodie Bags
The Nampa Public Library Adult Services Department recently distributed "Wellness Fair in a Bag" with the theme of "Healthy Habits for the New Year," filled with curated health and wellness goodies and tips to support physical and mental wellness. ⁣Thank you to the many vendors who donated to bring valuable information and swag to help get the new year off to a healthy start!

For more information on the Nampa Public Library and how you can access their many books and resources, visit https://nampalibrary.org/.

THANK YOU,
SERVICE WORKERS!

We're continuing 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.
SUPPORTING OUR NAMPA BUSINESSES
CITY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
IDAHO TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT
I-84 PROJECT UPDATE
Several I-84 ramps will be closed overnight this weekend, beginning Friday, Jan. 15.
The closures will allow crews to install new sign structures at the ramps. Here's what you can expect:

Friday, Jan 15 at 10 p.m. until Saturday, Jan. 16 at 7 a.m.:

  • The I-84 eastbound off ramp at Northside Boulevard (exit 35) will be CLOSED. Motorists must exit at Franklin Boulevard (exit 36) and travel westbound I-84 to exit at Northside Boulevard. Click here for a detour map.

Saturday, Jan. 16 at 10 p.m. until Sunday, Jan. 17 at 7 a.m.:

  • The I-84 eastbound off-ramp at Franklin Boulevard (exit 36) will be CLOSED. Motorists must exit at Garrity/Idaho Center Boulevard (exit 38) and travel westbound I-84 to exit at Franklin Boulevard. Click here for a detour map.

Monday, Jan. 18 at 10 p.m. until Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 5 a.m.:

  • The I-84 westbound on-ramp at Northside Boulevard (exit 35) will be CLOSED. Motorists must travel from Northside Boulevard to Karcher Road and enter westbound I-84 at Karcher/Midland Boulevard. Click here for a detour map.
What is the current COVID-19 related data for Nampa?
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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.
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
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Nampa is committed to being a safe and healthy community where people prosper.