Information about COVID-19 and the Impact on STAR Classes*
Updated Monday, May 18th, 3pm
*This page is updated daily (Mon-Fri) or as needed with new developments. Due to the high volume of impacted students and the rapidly changing environment, we are unable to make individual phone calls for further cancellations and/or course changes. Please check this page daily for course changes.
The STAR office is open Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Community health and safety continues to be our number one concern. We are experiencing issues with our internet phone provider and are unable to update the voicemail greeting. If you hear the greeting that says we are closed, please disregard. We ask for your patience in reaching the STAR office, as we are experiencing a very high volume of calls.
We are now accepting new registrations both by phone and online.
Classes we are able to run will use the eRider® online classroom for all courses with a classroom component (with a couple of exceptions such as Sidecar/Trike) through the month of June in all locations. If you are still registered for a traditional class and have not yet changed over to an eRider® class, please call the office to change your course.
All classes through June are limited to no more than 8 students and 2 instructors to align with the CDC's recommendation of group gatherings no larger than 10 individuals.
Additional cancellations may occur with or without additional notice, excepting this page.
Scheduled for a Class? Your Options...
- You may call the office and request a cancellation and full refund for any class for any reason. This suspension of our standard Cancellation, Reschedule & Refund Policy is in effect until July 1.
- You may call the office and reschedule for a later course.
- You may, at your own risk, attend class if the course is scheduled to run.
Enrolled and Planning to Attend? Please Read:
Due to the volatility of the situation and constant changes, we are not able to guarantee courses will run. It is the student's responsibility to check the status of their course by viewing the information below.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Idaho STAR encourages all Instructors and students who choose to teach and/or attend courses to enact procedures to help ensure the health and safety of instructors, students, and staff. Additional information can be obtained from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), including steps to limit the spread of COVID-19.
- Students with signs of a fever, coughing and/or shortness of breath should stay home. Students exhibiting symptoms will be confidentially asked to return home.
Students are required to provide all personal gear. Loaning, borrowing, or sharing gear with other students, including helmets, gloves, or shoes, is STRONGLY discouraged. STAR is indefinitely suspending the use of loaner helmets. Students MUST provide their own DOT-compliant 3/4 or full-face helmet.
- We can offer you a loaner helmet to purchase at a below-cost price. Call the office for details and to pre-arrange the purchase.
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer frequently. If you do not see any, ask an instructor to make it accessible.
- Avoid personal contact with other students and instructors. Do not shake hands.
- Keep “social distancing” when on the riding range.
- The CDC recommends a minimum of 6 ft. between yourself and other persons (students and instructors).
- Maintain larger personal space “bubbles” when gathering as a group on the riding range.
- Leave your helmet on during the range sessions except on scheduled breaks.
- DO NOT use your mouth or teeth to “hold” your gloves or remove your gloves.
- Drinking water and disposable cups will be provided, but we encourage you to bring your own to minimize contact with water jugs and plastic cups used by others.
- Instructors will wipe down tables, door handles, restroom door handles, sink handles, motorcycle seats, handgrips, keys, water jugs and spouts, etc. before and after class.
- Please note that many of our training sites DO NOT have running water and the only restroom facilities are portable toilets. Even for training sites with indoor facilities, we may not have access if the facility is closed to outside organizations. If you are uncomfortable with this, you may want to opt to cancel.
As always, the health, safety and well-being of our community comes first!
Thank you for your patience.
Affected Sites and Courses
Boise/Capital High School site will reopen May 23rd with classes to run as scheduled.
Gowen Field has resumed training. Seats are available for Basic Rider Training.
Hayden has resumed training. Seats are available for Basic Rider Training beginning May 23-24.
Idaho Falls has resumed training. Seats are available for Basic and Intermediate Rider Training beginning May 23-24.
Lewiston site has resumed training. Limited seats are available for Basic and Intermediate Rider Training and Intro to Riding.
Meridian Middle School has resumed training. Seats are available for Basic and Intermediate Rider Training and Intro to Riding.
Middleton - Middleton High School is closed until further notice.
Nampa - Skyview High School has resumed training. Seats are available for Basic and Intermediate Rider Training and Intro to Riding.
Pocatello - has resumed training. Seats are available.
Twin Falls is up and running. Seats are available.
Basic and Intermediate classes in May and June (and through August for Twin Falls) - all locations EXCEPT MHAFB - will be eRider® classes.
All Enhanced level classes are on hold until mid-June.
Moto Skills Challenge events (MSCs) will resume in early June, and the schedule for the rest of the year will be posted online.
Sidecar/Trike Classes will resume at limited locations mid-May and will have in-person classroom sessions.