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Information about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is evolving on a daily basis and new protocols for reopening are coming out regularly under Governor Little’s Reopening Plan.  All of us at the City of Sandpoint and our regional partners want our citizens and visitors to know that we are and have been working together proactively plan for impacts in our community and respond to federal and state guidance. 

There have been four confirmed cases in Bonner County announced since March 29, with no new cases reported since April 10.  We are in Stage 2 of Governor Little’s Idaho Rebounds Plan.


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BCEDC offering financial assistance for local businesses

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bonner County Economic Development Corporation (BCEDC) has created an Economic Response and Recovery Fund to offer direct financial support to Bonner County businesses in crisis. Read the full press release and submit your application at


City Services

Sandpoint City Hall will re-open to the public on Friday, May 1.  All public services will be provided from the front desk on the first floor and the public is encouraged to follow social distancing.  Disposable masks and hand sanitizer are provided at the main entrance to City Hall to protect members of the public and City staff.  These practices are recommended by the CDC guidance referred to in Governor Little’s reopening guidance.  City Hall is open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  The first hour, 8 – 9 a.m., each day is reserved for seniors and other vulnerable members of the community.

While in-person services are again offered, the public is encouraged to continue taking advantage of all the online services the City has to offer. This includes online access to utility services, garbage service changes, payment of parking tickets, dog licenses, business licenses, burn permits and all building and planning permits. These services are available on the Permits and Licenses page at, and can be accessed through the Engage Sandpoint mobile app. The app can be downloaded in the iTunes or GooglePlay store.

All staff offices, including the Planning and Building area, will remain closed to the public. Meetings will be held by appointment only. To make an appointment with Planning and Building, please call 208-263-3428 or email


All of our City Council and commission meetings are streamed on our website. 

All City Council, commission and committee meetings will continue to be held electronically, and Council Chambers will remain closed to the public during Stages 1 and 2 of the Stay Healthy Order.  Public participation in the meetings is encouraged and provided for electronically and by telephone.  You also always have the opportunity to submit written comments to the City Clerk at

Council Chambers will reopen to the public with limited occupancy during Stages 3 and 4 and electronic and telephone participation will continue to be offered.


Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces

All City parks remain open and public restrooms will reopen on Friday. The City’s Outdoor Shooting Range will open for the season on Saturday, May 2nd.  The first two hours each day, 10 a.m. to Noon, are reserved for seniors and other vulnerable members of the community. Loaner equipment will not be provided for sanitation reasons so users will need to bring their own bags, spotting scopes, eye or ear protection.  Other protocols regarding sanitation and social distancing will be in place.  Rangemasters will be wearing face masks and disposable masks will be available to members of the public.

  • Please refrain from using parks or trails if you have any symptoms associated with COVID-19
  • Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to and during use of parks or trails.
  • While on trails, warn other users of your presence and as they pass, and step aside to let others pass.
  • Follow CDC guidance by limiting the number of people at social gatherings to less than ten, including outdoor picnicking, pick-up sports and other group hangouts, and maintain proper physical distance at all times.
  • Observe CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of 6 feet from other individuals at all times. If this is not possible, users should find an alternate location or depart that space.