Updated June 1, 2022. We are monitoring this situation and will continue updating the information below. Please check back regularly for updates. 

As with all infectious diseases, RMHC of Idaho strives to provide an environment for our families that limits potential exposure. The parents and children who use the Idaho Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room have medical conditions that make them vulnerable to infections.

We have worked with multiple resources to develop an extensive phased reopening plan for the House and Family Room. We are currently moving through this phased plan, which aligns closely with the plans of our partner hospitals.  


The Ronald McDonald Family Room is currently open to families and we are currently accepting new families at the Ronald McDonald House, with reduced numbers of available rooms. There is no vaccination requirement for families to stay at the House and Family Room, but families will be asked to adhere to specific health and safety protocols during their stay.

Additionally, all RMHC of Idaho employees and guest families must be able to answer “NO” to all the following wellness check questions. If they answer yes, they will not enter the facility:

· Do you currently have, or have had in the last 5 days, an elevated temperature of 100.3F or higher, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or other COVID or flu-like symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting or diarrhea?

· Have you been diagnosed or are awaiting test results for COVID-19?

Please contact the House at 208-336-5478 or Family Room at 208-227-2898 with any questions.


For any questions regarding protocols, processes, and scheduling for volunteers at the House, reach out to Stephanie Meredith at 208-609-3372 or For any questions regarding protocols, processes, and scheduling for volunteers at the Family Room, reach out to Nari Mendenhall at 208-227-2898 or

View all open volunteer opportunities here.

At the current time, masking protocol is in place in the Ronald McDonald House and Family Room. A mask must be worn at all times during a volunteer shift.

Happy Wheels Hospitality Carts 

The Happy Wheels Hospitality Carts at Saint Alphonsus Boise and St. Luke’s Magic Valley are temporarily suspended until further notice. 

The Happy Wheels Hospitality Cart at St. Luke’s Boise is running once a week. 

Find local information on coronavirus here

For more information on vaccines, resources, and other guidance, visit the CDC website. 

Please contact the House at 208-336-5478 or the Family Room at 208-227-2898 with any questions.