For Immediate Release: 

March 24, 2020

 

 

RE: City of Parma COVID-19 UPDATE

 

 

To the Community of Parma,

 

As we continue to monitor and track the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Treasure Valley has begun to see reported cases that are becoming uncomfortably close to home.  I dare not say “if” during these times but as a leader within our community I must weigh on the side of caution and say “when”.  Additionally, it’s difficult to think of two (2) weeks or a month from now and be in a position of saying, “If we only did…...”

Because of this and as a precautionary measure, I am taking the following steps to help ensure the safety of our community.

 

  1. City Hall will be closed to the public until further notice. Utility bills can be paid by phone or via the drop box in front of City Hall.City Staff will be checking the box regularly.

  2. All City Parks will be closed effective immediately.

  3. All City Council Meetings after tonight’s scheduled meeting will be set up through teleconference until further notice.Please monitor our City websites and social media on how to gain access to these Public Meetings.

 

            Furthermore, at this time, I will NOT mandate how any of our local businesses’ choose to operate however, I would highly recommend they follow the “Social Distancing” guidelines from the CDC, and Southwest District Health.  I HIGHLY RECOMMEND that all Dine-In restaurants go to a Take-Out and/or Drive Thru service only, with other businesses closely monitoring the number of patrons you allow in at one time.               

Parma Emergency Services and City Officials are closely monitoring the situation day by day.  Please monitor the City’s webpages and/or social media posts and we will update the public as new information comes to light.  Additional links and contact information has been provided below. 

Sincerely,

 

Angie Lee

Mayor,

City of Parma

COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic
Parma Rural Fire Protection District
3/18/2020
To the citizens of the greater Parma area.


The Parma Rural Fire Protection District (District) and the City of Parma (City) have met and will continue
to meet as needed to coordinate the response by the District’s ambulance service and the City.  The District and City are recommending you follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended guidelines for your response to the current Coronavirus pandemic.  The District and City have included internet links in this document to lead you to reliable information sources.
To obtain a concise understanding of the pandemic the following YouTube video is recommended.  This YouTube video provides a nice summary of what we currently know about CoVID-19:


https://youtu.be/JKpVMivbTfg Note: skip the ads.


To obtain the latest guidelines from the CDC https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 

If you think you are sick:
Stay home: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to recover at home. Do not
leave, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.
Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if
you feel worse or you think it is an emergency.
Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
If you are over 60 or you have per-existing medical conditions and your symptoms
worsen: The District’s ambulance is the best transport to a medical facility. Call 911.


Healthcare Providers
West Valley Medical Center (208) 459-4641
Saint Alphonsus (208) 367-2121
Saint Luke’s (208) 381-2222
Southwest District Health – Caldwell (208) 455-5300
Southwest District Health – Payette (208) 642-9321
Ambulance 911

 

City of Parma

 

 

 

 

 

PO Box 608

305 N 3rd Street

Parma, Idaho 83660

Phone: (208) 722-5138  Fax: (208)722-5139  email: info@parmacityid.org

For Immediate Release:

 

RE: City of Parma COVID-19

To the Community of Parma,

 

In unification with our Governor, Idaho Code and the health, welfare and safety of the Parma community, I will be issuing a Local Disaster Emergency Declaration of Imminent Threat on Tuesday March 17th, 2020, in response to the recent developments with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  The City of Parma will join most of the Treasure Valley Communities and take the necessary precautions to ensure the quality of life we in our community have grown to love. 

While no confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in our community, it’s imperative that we as a community stay proactive and vigilant.  While the Parma School District will temporarily be closing the schools until March 30th and we support their decisions, the City of Parma will remain operational at this time. 

The City is taking the necessary precautions by sanitizing city workspaces, providing hand sanitizer and promoting proper hand washing techniques to ensure the safety of our employees and the community as per CDC guidelines.  In conjunction with recommendations from Central District Health, Southwest District Health and the Parma Emergency Services, we recommend those who are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing, seek care from your medical provider.      

Parma Emergency Services and City Officials are closely monitoring the situation day by day.  Please monitor the City’s webpages and/or social media posts and we will update the public as new information comes to light.  Additional links and contact information has been provided below. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Angie Lee

Mayor,

City of Parma

 

Anyone with questions related to COVID-19 is encouraged to call the following call centers:

Southwest District Health:(208) 455-5411.   

The call center is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Central District Health: 208-321-2222.

The call center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.to 4:30 p.m.  Updated information can also be found by visiting www.coronavirus.idaho.gov.

Canyon County Public Information Officer Joe Decker at (208) 455-6090 or jdecker@canyonco.org