'Rexburg Back in Business Day' to be celebrated on Saturday

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Rexburg Mayor Jerry Merrill released a proclamation on Tuesday announcing the “June 27, 2020 as Rexburg Back in Business Day.”

It is being held to coincide with the State of Idaho entering Stage 4 of Idaho Rebounds.

“(I) urge the residents of our community to shop at our local merchants, dine with local restaurants and utilize the services of local enterprises that day and throughout the year,” Merrill said.

Phase Four allows for non-essential travel. It allows for businesses and government agencies to continue while also following social distancing requirements.

“Gatherings of any size are allowed but should adhere to physical distancing and sanitation requirements,” said the state on its Idaho Rebounds webpage.

Much of the state shut down in March over COVID-19 concerns and stay-at-home orders were implemented. Little ordered four phases of Idaho Rebounds.

Phase one involved self-quarantining, furloughing “non- essential” personnel and telecommuting. Bars, restaurants and gyms were temporarily closed. Churches also discontinued services inside buildings but held worship services via the internet. Non-essential travel was prohibited.

Phase Two ran from May 16 through May 29. In that phase, the state continued to encourage telecommuting. Groups of 10 were allowed to meet, nonessential travel was discouraged and anyone visiting another state was asked to quarantine for 14 days. Bars and nightclubs remained closed but dining facilities could reopen if they followed health guidelines. Gyms facilities reopened under various guidelines.

In Phase Three, that ran from May 30 to June 12, gatherings of up to 50 people were allowed. Non-essential travel was allowed, those from out-of-state were asked to quarantine for 14 days and telecommuting for work was encouraged and bars were allowed to reopen.

For more information on Phase Four visit https://rebound.idaho.gov/.