Purpose and History

Blaine County has been disproportionately hit by COVID-19 and associated economic collapse, with some of the highest per capita infection rates and an economy primarily dependent upon tourism in a rural, isolated community with tremendous income disparity - 30% of county school district students receive reduced-cost or free school lunches, and 1 in 3 residents is food insecure. 


The Blaine County, Idaho community has joined together to create a long-term recovery committee, Blaine Recovery Committee, to support effective and rapid recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Committee includes Blaine County-based representatives of government, non-profit, business, wellness, and faith-based, community-centric organizations. The Committee identifies and prioritizes challenges facing the community’s recovery, and surfaces solutions to address those needs. As a first action, the Committee set up this website, a virtual, multi-agency resource center (MARC) to connect information resources (economic, physical and mental health, spiritual/faith), to community members, especially those most in need. By providing up to date, accurate, and reliable information to the community, the BRC will reduce and eliminate key barriers to effective recovery. Blaine Recovery is available in English and Spanish.



For questions about the Blaine Recovery Committee or this Blaine Recovery website, please email recovery@sunvalleyinstitute.org.


Participating organizations can be reached through their websites, listed on the Participants page.


For content submission please send your contact information and the content you would like to add to: recovery@sunvalleyinstitute.org.


 For the most up-to-date information and resources visit Blaine County COVID Dashboard, NAMI, Crisis Hotline, and St. Luke's Dashboard.