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Mayor self-quarantines following personal travel, says he is not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms


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The following is a news release from the city of Pocatello.

Taking the advice of the health experts, Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad is under self-quarantine after an essential trip to New York City. Mayor Blad wants to reassure everyone he is not experiencing symptoms of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

During his self-quarantine, Mayor Blad is still holding his meetings with City Department Heads by phone and is available by phone to conduct City business.

“We all have a part to play in slowing the spread of COVID-19,” said Mayor Brian Blad. “It’s important for everyone to follow the recommendations of the health officials.”

Again, Mayor Blad is not experiencing symptoms of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). He is expected to return to City Hall April 1.

City officials encourage all residents to take precautions to protect themselves from novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Additional information on ways to help prevent the spread of the disease can be found at,, and