Victor furthers pandemic measures

VICTOR, Ida. — During a council meeting April 8, the Victor City Council approved additional measures to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The first is a 14-day self-quarantine requirement for residents and visitors who come to Victor from anywhere except Bonneville County, Madison County, Jefferson County, Bingham County, Fremont County, Clark County, Bannock County, Caribou County, and Teton County, Wyoming.

Under the self-quarantine requirement, anyone coming into Victor from a non-exempt place cannot enter any business or have contact with anyone outside their household for 14 days after arrival. Food and supplies should be delivered outside the door of the home. The self-quarantine requirement does not apply to healthcare workers, people engaged in repair or construction of essential infrastructure,a government employee performing essential government functions, a person performing essential activities or engaged in essential businesses, or a person in Victor City Limits for the lesser of five hours in a day or twenty hours in a week.

City Council also approved limitations on short-term rentals. All hotels, motels, short-term rentals and other lodging facilities are prohibited from accepting reservations for non-essential purposes or from any non-resident of Teton County, Idaho through May 31. Any existing reservations scheduled until then are hereby canceled.

Lodging facilities may accept reservations for essential purposes including government, health care, law enforcement, domestic violence victims, personnel responding to the COVID-19 emergency, family members of those seeking medical treatment, and those individuals that have a medical recommendation to quarantine outside their home for stay dates through May 31.

“The bottom line remains the same. We’re in a pandemic and must all stay home unless for a truly essential reason,” said Mayor Will Frohlich. “Like the pandemic, these measures are temporary, and they will be lifted the first moment it is appropriate to do so. Until then, we’ve got to hang on, dig deep, and see our way through this.”

More information and the ordinances are available online on the City of Victor website.

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