BOISE – Under Governor Brad Little’s direction, the State of Idaho created a new COVID-19 vaccine appointment pre-registration solution to help alleviate the frustration of many Idahoans in trying to make an appointment to get the vaccine.
LEWISTON – Public Health and enrolled COVID-19 vaccine providers continue to urge those aged 65 and older to schedule their vaccine appointments. According to the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare there are approximately 22,000 individuals in the north central Idaho who are age 65 and…
Public Health – Idaho North Central District is urging people aged 65 and older who have not yet received their COVID-19 vaccination to call Public Health at 208-799-3100 to schedule an appointment while vaccine is still designated for this group.
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Given the limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine that is available at this time and Idaho’s commitment to equitable and fair access to vaccine, the state of Idaho is now requiring that those seeking COVID-19 vaccines in the state should either live or work in Idaho.
Public Health – Idaho North Central District is asking people aged 65 and older who have not yet received their COVID-19 vaccination to call Public Health at 208-799-3100.
LAPWAI – Today (Feb. 12), Nimiipuu Health administered 211 first-dose, Moderna COVID-19 Vaccinations to individuals with the assistance of the Idaho National Guard. The mass vaccination was conducted at the Clearwater River Casino Event Center to accommodate and provide appropriate social di…
AARP is inviting Idahoans to participate in a statewide telephone town hall meeting with Idaho President Pro Tem of the Senate Chuck Winder and Speaker of the House Scott Bedke. AARP Idaho state director Lupe Wissel will moderate the one-hour conversation and take questions from callers acro…
BOISE – After weeks of declining COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations, Governor Brad Little announced today that statewide metrics justify returning to Stage 3 of the Idaho Rebounds plan.
Governor Brad Little signed a new executive order today requiring local public health districts and healthcare providers to regularly report the number of vaccine doses they have been allocated, how many shots they have given, and how many doses they have in inventory, to ensure vaccine is g…
My fellow Idahoans, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, as your Governor I have worked hard to protect lives and critical health care capacity for the entire state while keeping families safe and businesses and schools open.
BOISE – Following a weeks-long decrease in statewide COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Governor Brad Little announced today that he is instructing the State Board of Education to revise its high school athletic plan to allow more spectators at sporting events.
BOISE – Governor Brad Little announced today he will seek to increase the number of available Idaho National Guard personnel from 250 to 400 guardsmen later this week to aid in Idaho’s pandemic response. The additional guardsmen will assist in vaccine distribution.
GRANGEVILLE – A COVID vaccine FAQ, rollout schedule, and direct line is available on Syringa Hospital & Clinic website www.syringahospital.org.
The Idaho office of AARP will host a statewide telephone town hall with Idaho Governor Brad Little and Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Director Dave Jeppesen on January 19. The discussion will focus on the most up-to-date information related to the ongoing pandemic including the vacci…
Public Health – Idaho North Central District (PH-INCD) and enrolled vaccine providers in Clearwater, Latah, Lewis, Idaho, and Nez Perce counties continue to work closely on coordination of weekly vaccine allocations and future vaccine distribution. This week marks the fifth week of vaccine b…
Governor Brad Little announced today four key updates on the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines across Idaho.
LEWISTON – Healthcare personnel identified in the Idaho COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee (CVAC) prioritization list, can now sign up to be notified when the Covid-19 Vaccine is available to them. https:/coronavirus.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/CVAC-Prioritization-for-HCP-and-Essential
Idaho is in full swing getting vaccines out to Idahoans. As of today, Idaho has received 56,225 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. All those doses have been distributed throughout Idaho to enrolled healthcare providers, including hospitals, Idaho’s local public health districts, and other healthcare…
BOISE – Governor Brad Little announced today he is directing the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) to carry out weekly virtual press briefings regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.
(Dec. 22, 1 p.m.) - The Idaho Division of Public Health has received reports of two healthcare workers experiencing severe allergic reactions, also referred to as serious adverse events, after they received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The events happened in northern Idaho and the T…
(Dec. 15, 10:40 a.m.) LEWISTON – Public Health – Idaho North Central District (PH-INCD) is preparing for the region’s first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine to arrive in the next few days. The vaccine, created by Pfizer and BioNTech, was determined both safe and effective by the Federal Drug Adm…
BOISE -- Governor Brad Little authorized an increase in Idaho National Guard support from 100 to up to 250 personnel serving on active duty in an effort to enhance medical capacity and COVID-19 response throughout Idaho.
At an emergency board meeting today, the Board of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare approved a temporary administrative rule that allows for the timely activation of crisis standards of care during a pandemic, natural disaster. or other emergency that is overwhelming Idaho’s healthc…
Governor Brad Little explained today that Idahoans can expect diminished healthcare access if the State of Idaho must activate the Crisis Standards of Care, and he outlined many of the actions the state has taken to address the constraints facing hospitals due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Department of Health and Welfare has announced that COVID-19 is the leading cause of death in Idaho for November, based on preliminary data collected from death certificates. It is the third leading cause of death from January 2020 through November 2020.
LEWISTON – Public Health – Idaho North Central District (PH-INCD) has confirmed the first two deaths associated with COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in Clearwater County.
LEWISTON – Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare (IDHW) have provided options to reduce the quarantine period for asymptomatic close contacts of COVID-19 cases. The recommendation for a 14-day quarantine was based on estimates of …
(Nov. 20) Given the current prevalence of COVID-19 in our community, St. Mary's & Clearwater Valley Hospitals and Clinics are very concerned with limiting exposure to both our patients and staff. Due to limited rapid testing supplies, testing all visitors is not feasible for us at this t…
The Idaho COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee on Friday recommended the state accept what’s called early distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. Doing so would allow the vaccine to reach enrolled providers 24 to 48 hours sooner than the standard distribution process.
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Public Health – Idaho North Central District (PH-INCD) warns case surges in the last month have created backlogs and delays for their disease investigation teams, making it impossible to contact all new reported cases or those individual’s close-contacts. Disease investigation remains a top …
We have different types of alarms in our life in order to be prepared and to remind us of things that are important. Some alarms we can hit snooze, or even ignore, most of the time we need to heed them. We have had alarms go off for seven months about COVID, we know there’s fatigue, but we c…
(Oct. 26) With ongoing concerns about COVID-19 and Idaho’s sharp increase in cases, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden is warning residents to use caution when shopping for healthcare products online. Some sellers falsely claim that colloidal silver, essential oils, supplements, and immunity-b…
(1:15 p.m. Oct. 26) LEWISTON – Public Health – Idaho North Central District (PH-INCD) recognizes the great value of tradition and celebration when it comes to holidays, like Halloween. However, as we look for ways to balance life amidst a pandemic, health and safety must be at the forefront.…
(9: 30 a.m. Oct 23) The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is partnering with Get Tested COVID-19 to maintain an active, accurate database for designated COVID-19 testing centers in Idaho.
(1 p.m. Oct. 21) Governor Brad Little announced the membership of the Idaho COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee, which will have its first meeting Friday.
(Oct. 21, 9:20 a.m.) -- Idaho families are now able to apply for federal coronavirus relief funds to assist with their children’s education on the State Board of Education’s Strong Families, Strong Students website: https://www.strongfamilies.idaho.gov
(Oct. 19, 4:30 p.m.) -- A man incarcerated under the jurisdiction of the Idaho Department of Correction (IDOC) has died after being hospitalized with COVID-19, according to an agency release.
(Oct. 15, 12:20 p.m.) BOISE – As COVID-19 cases increase in communities across Idaho, Governor Brad Little urged Idahoans to ramp up personal actions to slow the spread of the virus to protect lives and our economic prosperity.
(Oct. 9,. 11:30 a.m.) BOISE – A strong and open economy, Idahoans’ preventive actions against COVID-19, and other steps have positioned Idaho to potentially achieve the largest state budget surplus in Idaho history, but Governor Brad Little warned Idahoans to ramp up personal actions to prev…
The Governor’s Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee (CFAC) voted today to direct another $6 million in federal relief funds to higher education in Idaho, bringing the total financial support from federal COVID funds for the public institutions this year to $54.4 million.
(Oct. 1, 3:30 p.m.) WINCHESTER -- "The first confirmed case of COVID-19 was identified at Lakeside Assisted Living on Sept. 11. The facility immediately initiated all isolation protocols recommended by the CDC, State of Idaho, and local health authorities," according to an Oct. 1 release fro…
Governor Brad Little and public health officials today outlined the steps Idaho is taking to work with the federal government on distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) is Sept. 11. This program provides direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due…
Nursing homes in Idaho are working hard to protect their residents and staff from COVID-19, even as it spreads widely in many Idaho communities. Regulatory inspections are one way to know whether they are meeting their goal to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in their facilities. Surveyors fro…
(Aug. 21, 12:30 p.m.) BOISE -- Governor Brad Little held a press conference at The Idaho Foodbank in Boise today to highlight the importance of supporting food banks and food assistance programs during the pandemic, and to provide Idahoans an update on statewide COVID-19 metrics.
(10 a.m. Aug. 19) Governor Brad Little issued a proclamation today outlining the issues to be considered by the Idaho Legislature during a special legislative session convening on Aug. 24.
(Aug. 14) Governor Brad Little’s Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee (CFAC) approved additional funds today to support community food banks and residents of long-term care facilities.
(Aug. 17) Governor Brad Little announced today the State of Idaho will participate in the Trump Administration’s new conservative plan to offer extended unemployment benefits in order to continue our economic rebound.
Moscow High School had been scheduled to host the Grangeville football boys for the fall sports season opener on the night of Aug. 28, but last night, Moscow announced that game -- and all the Bears' interscholastic fall sports -- will be cancelled due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. "Starting …
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