Public Safety

Blaine County Ordinance 2020-01

On March 27, 2020, the Blaine County Board of Commissioners approved tighter restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19. Read it here in English

Statewide Idaho Isolation Order

On March 25, 2020, Governor Brad Little issued at statewide Isolation Order for Idaho  Read it here in English

Helpful FAQs regarding what are Essential Services

Helpful FAQs regarding what Stay-at-Home means

Blaine County Isolation Order

On March 20, 2020, the IDHW issued an Isolation Order for Blaine County, Idaho due to the community spread of COVID-19.   We encourage everyone to read the full order. Read it in English or in Spanish

Isolation Order Enforcement Plan (in both English and Spanish)

Frequently Asked COVID-19 Questions:

Blaine County COVID-19 FAQs and Updates

City of Ketchum COVID-19 FAQs and Info

Reliable Resources for COVID-19 Information:

Idaho Dept. of Health and Welfare

South Central Public Health District

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Global Cases Map

Blaine County COVID-19 Hotline (208)788-5504

Please do not call 911 for general questions or non-emergency services.

COVID-19 Mitigation

The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office is committed to protecting the public safety of our community. We want to reassure the public our Patrol Division will continue to provide essential law enforcement operations to serve and protect Blaine County, Idaho. In order to mitigate the risk of exposure to COVID-19 for the protection of the public, our staff, and the inmates in our custody. In response, BCSO has adopted the following temporary emergency mitigation measures.

1.    Public Access to Blaine County Public Safety Facility and the Ketchum Police Division is restricted to emergencies only. Non-essential public access has been suspended. The public is encouraged to call or email for non-emergency services. A list of resources is provided below.

2.    All Inmate Visitation at the Blaine County Detention Center has been suspended except for Legal Visits effective March 15, 2020. The Work Release Program has been suspended effective March 16, 2020. Inmates sentenced to serve time on the weekends has been suspended effective March 16, 2020.

3.   All Blaine County government buildings and offices are now closed to the public. This includes Blaine County Annex Building which houses Driver’s Services and the DMV. The Idaho Transportation Department’s Division of Motor Vehicle is instituting a 90-day extension on some credentials. The public is encouraged to use the DMV’s online services. Specific information on this 90-day extension can be found at

Blaine County Local Emergency Planning Committee

LEPC Website