As of July 4th, people will be required to wear face masks in the city of Boise while in Public.

According to Idahopress.com, Mayor McLean released a statement Thursday:

"I want to thank you for your patience, Boise. I am deeply grateful for all of you who have been staying apart to benefit the entire community. But it’s clearly time we do more. The health and safety of everyone is always my top priority. We must do all we can, as a community, to protect our most vulnerable, and slow the spread of this virus that is a serious risk to our health and economy, especially as we head into the Fourth of July holiday weekend and summer vacation season.  It’s proven science that using face coverings greatly decreases the transmission of this deadly virus. Keeping our businesses open and able to operate is paramount to our recovery."

People who do not have face masks will be able to pick one up Friday from 11-1 at the Boise Depot or at City Hall West.