Magic Valley businesses changing operating hours, access for health concerns

A number of businesses in the south central Idaho are making changes to how they conduct business in light of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. KMVT is making a list of some of those changes (Source: MGN)
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(KMVT/KSVT) — A number of businesses in the south central Idaho are staying open but making changes to limit the potential exposure and spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Below is a list of businesses making temporary changes.

INTERMOUNTAIN CASSIA REGIONAL HOSPITAL is contacting patients to reschedule "non-urgent elective medical procedures" and providing guidelines and restrictions for patient visitors.

DENNY'S RESTAURANTS in Idaho are limiting restaurant hours and offering carryout and delivery only to limit the spread of COVID-19. All delivery fees will be waived through April 12. The restaurant hours are daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Guests can order online at

The 10 McDonald's restaurant locations in Twin Falls, Jerome, Buhl, Gooding, Mountain Home and Hailey operating hours currently remain the same (and they vary by location). The dining rooms are closed to walk-in customers, but they are serving customers through our Drive-Thru and Mobile app ordering curbside service, according to the south central Idaho owners. Additionally, the four Twin Falls locations have delivery available from DoorDash and UberEats. The Jerome location has delivery available from DoorDash.

North Side Canal Company is open but the Jerome office will be closed to the public. Those needing to conduct business with the company can call the office at 208-324-2319. Operation and maintenance assessments may be paid by mailing payment to 921 N. Lincoln Avenue, Jerome, Idaho, 83338; by phone with a credit card (3% fee will apply), or by dropping the payment off at the front door.

PLANET FITNESS in Twin Falls will temporarily close Tuesday, March 17 until March 31. In the meantime people can utilize more than 500 exercises through the Planet Fitness app that can be done at home, according to a press release sent to members. The Plant Fitness Facebook page will also be hosting “Home Work-Ins,” which are free to everyone and will be streamed daily, Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. ET.

POMERELLE MOUNTAIN is closing as of 4 p.m. Tuesday for the season.

SUN VALLEY SKI RESORT closed the winter skiing season on Monday. The closure included lift operations, ski school, dining outlets, retail and rental services. The village operations, including restaurants and lodging will continue to operate with limited services until further notice. Lift tickets, lessons and rentals purchased online and dated March 16 or later will automatically be refunded within 14 business days. People with questions can contact Snowbasin at 801-620-1000, or Sun Valley at 888-490-5950,

TWIN FALLS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE has suspended some events until after May 10. Office will remain open, but patrons can call or email.

Northwest Credit Union Association is asking credit union members concerned about public places to utilize their financial institution's online and mobile technology, ATMs, drive-through windows and even calling their local branch's call center with questions.

ALBERTSONS stores are offering reserved shopping for senior citizens and at-risk community members, like pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems. Those designated shopping times will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-9 a.m.

THE HOME DEPOT is keeping its stores open, but closing at 6 p.m. local time starting Thursday, March 19.

JCPENNY is temporarily closing its stores effective Wednesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. They are scheduled to reopen April 2. The company will continue to monitor the situation and follow guidance from the CDC and local, state, and federal health officials and will reassess or adjust its policies accordingly as the situation unfolds. Customers can continue to shop online at or through its app.

Some KROGER stores have adjusted hours starting Tuesday, March 17, FRED MEYER will resume normal business hours. SMITHS FOOD AND DRUG will operate 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Men's Warehouse stores are closing stores through the end of March. Customers can still receive services online and some limited services to ensure customers can pickup merchandise previously ordered.

TARGET is reducing store hours. The Twin Falls Target store had a sign saying they are open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. This will help staff restock, clean stores and support in-demand services like Order Pickup and Drive Up. The first hour of shopping on Wednesdays will be to support vulnerable guests, like the elderly and those with underlying health concerns.

TJ MAXX and HOMEGOODS are closing their stores for two weeks.

WALMART is temporarily changing store hours starting Sunday, March 15. Stores in neighborhood markets will be open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. until further notice. This will allow associates to stock shoves and clean stores. Stores operating under reduced hours will keep their hours of operations. Walmart is also offering a special shopping time for people over the age of 60 on Tuesdays, from March 24 until April 28. Read more here

WINCO FOODS is temporarily changing store hours to 7 a.m. to midnight, though some may be adjusted locally by stores. Stores are using the night shift to stock and clean stores. The Twin Falls store posted hours of 7 a.m. to midnight, until further notice. Each store will post updated hours and changes. A sign at the Twin Falls store also asked customers to practice some social distancing by staying 6 feet way from other customers.

This list is posted as a public service announcement. Business making changes can email KMVT at to be added to the list.

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