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    (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…

      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…

        (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.…

          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…

              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 …

                (10:30 a.m.. Aug. 14) Nimiipuu Health is continuing to see a spike in positive COVID-19 cases, NMPH said in a press release earlier this morning. Since Aug. 12, an additional nine tests returned positive. Two of those tests were from Kamiah residents. To date, a total of 838 COVID-19 tests h…

                  Gov. Brad Little will host a press conference regarding Stage 4 of Idaho Rebounds and the safe reopening of Idaho schools at noon MT Thursday, Aug. 6, in the East Conference Room of the JRW Building, located at 700 W. State Street in Boise. The conference will be streamed to the public online.

                  For this week’s article I considered several topics which are all pretty important -- masks, hand hygiene, social distancing, how to stay connected with family, how to continue with some normalcy while reducing our risk of getting sick, how to manage chronic medical conditions at home, how t…

                    (July 20, 11:35 a.m.) RIGGINS – The City of Riggins announced earlier today that city hall and the library are now closed to the public following recent developments regarding COVID-19.

                      (July 20, 10:30 a.m.) As COVID-19 cases rise in the community Dr. Matthew Told, Chief Medical Officer for Syringa Hospital & Clinics, shines a light on the decision making process providers are using when testing patients. The following process is in line with CDC guidelines and focuses …

                        There is a lot of COVID-19 information available through social media and other communications channels. Some of it is helpful and factual, and some of it is opinion or speculation. And some is just plain false. Idaho Department of Health & Welfare wants to help you separate the COVID-19…

                          (July 7, 4:55 p.m.) KAMIAH -- COVID-19 testing was conducted at Kamiah Nimiipuu Health (NMPH) on Saturday, July 4. One hundred and one tests were conducted. At this time one test returned positive and 86 are still pending. The remaining test results are expected in approximately 8-10 days.

                            KAMIAH - The Nimiipuu Health (NMPH) Kamiah Clinic (313 3rd St.) will be conducting tests for COVID-19 on Saturday, July 4, beginning at 8:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. subject to change based on the availability of testing kits. Testing will be available for any enrolled NMPH patients or any employ…

                              KOOSKIA -- “We regret to inform of the cancellation of Kooskia Days 2020. With a heavy heart and much discussion, it has been decided that due to the rise in COVID-19 cases and the desire to maintain low numbers in Idaho County,” said one of the community volunteer organizers, Lara Smith. “W…

                                LEWISTON – Public Health – Idaho North Central District (PH-INCD) is reporting widespread community transmission throughout the District. Widespread community transmission means at least one person has been infected with the virus and through contact tracing we are unable to determine how or…

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