Public Health – Idaho North Central District (PH-INCD) will be updating the district’s COVID-19 monitoring and tracking of coronavirus on its website weekly rather than daily. Weekly updates will begin Thursday at 3 p.m.
Boise, Idaho – After weeks of thoughtful deliberation with numerous stakeholders, Governor Brad Little announced today Idaho will end the public health emergency on April 15, 2022.
BOSIE – Governor Brad Little activated the Idaho National Guard today for the fourth time during the pandemic to alleviate the impacts of COVID-19 in Idaho.
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) and Central District Health (CDH) are announcing the first confirmed infection with the BA.2 sub-variant of the COVID-19 Omicron variant in Ada County.
Governor Brad Little commented today on the action by a Louisiana court granting a nationwide injunction today in the “CMS case,” which temporarily stops implementation of President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate on healthcare workers in Idaho.
With the exception of north Idaho, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) has deactivated Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) in accordance with IDAPA 16.02.09 – Crisis Standards of Care For Healthcare Entities. While the number of COVID-19 patients remains high and continues to stress …
In light of Nov. 19’s CDC recommendation, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) is encouraging all Idaho adults age 50 years and older who received the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least six months earlier, as well as adults age 18 and older wh…
Governor Brad Little commented on Nov. 17 on the news that the Biden Administration, through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), announced it has suspended enforcement of the president’s vaccine mandate on private companies with 100 or more employees.
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) and Southwest District Health (SWDH) have confirmed the first death of an Idaho child due to COVID-19. The child was an infant and died in October.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 Pediatric Vaccine for children ages 5-11.
LEWISTON – Residents will have greater opportunity to get a COVID-19 booster dose after a decision from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week allowing Moderna and Johnson & Johnson boosters, in addition to those made by Pfizer. The CDC also expanded the eligibili…
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted economies, businesses, schools, healthcare services and the lives of Idahoans throughout the state. The Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) in the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) is conducting an anonymous statewide survey to better understand…
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare supports authorization by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to administer booster doses of the of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. Booster do…
Magellan Health opens free crisis hotline for first responders, healthcare workers and National Guard
Magellan Health, Inc. announced on Sept. 30 that it will open a free 24-hour crisis line for all first responders and healthcare workers in Idaho who are serving on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. The crisis line is also available to the Idaho National Guard citizen soldiers and…
The Idaho Supreme Court, on Sept. 22, ordered a number of COVID-19 precautions in courtrooms across the state, citing the current surge in cases and the harm it has done to Idaho’s health care system.
Monoclonal antibody treatments save lives, reduce hospitalizations but not meant as alternative to COVID-19 vaccine
Governor Brad Little toured a state-sponsored monoclonal antibody treatment facility in Coeur d’Alene today to highlight the effectiveness of the treatments in saving lives and reducing hospitalizations, but cautioned they are not meant as an alternative to receiving the safe COVID-19 vaccine.
Idaho’s deputy state epidemiologist today told the State Board of Education that the COVID-19 Delta variant surge is affecting students at all levels, setting records both in school-aged children, teenagers and young adults.
Clearwater Valley Health, St. Mary’s Health implement Crisis Standards of Care as COVID-19 cases soar
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare activated Crisis Standards of Care early Tuesday, Sept. 7, because of a severe shortage of staffing and an overwhelming increase in patients with COVID-19 who require hospitalization. Additional hospitals affected by this in our region include Gritm…
Anyone who experiences COVID-19 symptoms is encouraged to get tested, and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) is offering free at-home COVID-19 tests to Idaho residents. Tests can be requested by calling 2-1-1; no personal information is required other than a name and mailing address.
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While much of the country has seen COVID-19 coronavirus case counts considerably reduced as vaccines have become widely available during recent months, Idaho County has become a stronghold for the disease, with the known active case count having climbed back into the 70s — a total that had n…
LAPWAI - Nimiipuu Health (NMPH) has been working diligently to vaccinate patients since the vaccine became available. Recently, NMPH was able to work with the Central Public Health District to obtain doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine (Pfizer Vaccine), which is now recommended for…
The Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) is announcing that all Idaho children ages 12-15 are now eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. With this recommendation, 85 percent of all Idahoans are eligible for the vaccine.
The Department of Health and Welfare (DHW), in coordination with Gov. Brad Little, announced today that Idaho continues to thrive during the pandemic and is moving from Stage 3 to Stage 4 of the Idaho Rebounds Plan.
The Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) has a new funding opportunity to establish and operate mobile, off-site, walk-in and special COVID-19 vaccination clinics in underserved populations. That includes communities of high social vulnerabilities, racial and ethnic minorities and rural co…
The Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) is recommending that Idaho vaccine providers not use the Johnson & Johnson vaccine until more information is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This recommendation was made after receiving information on April 1…
BOISE – Governor Brad Little signed an executive order today banning any State of Idaho governmental entity from requiring so-called “vaccine passports” – or proof of COVID-19 vaccination for citizens to receive public services or access facilities.
Appointments are now available for individuals seeking to get the single-dose Jansen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine on Friday, April 9 at the Public Health facility in Lewiston.
BOISE – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has recently announced that they will begin providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020 for deaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19) to help ease some of the financial stress caused by the pandemic…
LAPWAI -- Beginning April 1, the Nez Perce Tribe (Tribe) will change its COVID-19 response to correspond with Stage 4 of the Idaho Rebounds guidelines. As of March 26, Nimiipuu Health (NMPH) had a 14-day average of less than one positive COVID-19 case per day and a positivity rate of 4.17 percent.
Individuals who are 16 years of age and older are now eligible to get their COVID-19 vaccine through enrolled providers within Latah, Nez Perce, Lewis, Clearwater, and Idaho counties. According to the public health department, all previous phases are still eligible and encouraged to schedule…
BOISE – The deadline to file Idaho state income taxes will be extended to May 17 to conform with temporary changes to the federal tax filing deadline.
Governor Brad Little announced his decision today to open up COVID-19 vaccine appointments to all Idahoans over age 16 starting April 5.
LEWISTON – Public Health and enrolled COVID-19 vaccine providers will start scheduling vaccination appointments for anyone aged 35 and older effective immediately.
LEWISTON – Public Health and enrolled COVID-19 vaccine providers continue to urge those aged 65 and older to schedule their vaccine appointments.
BOISE – Governor Brad Little issued a message to the people of Idaho on Tuesday, March 9, reflecting on one year of Idaho’s pandemic fight. Saturday, March 6, marks one year since Idaho’s first confirmed COVID-19 case.
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.
Effective immediately Public Health and enrolled vaccine providers now scheduling eligible frontline workers
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.
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.
Gov. Little signs executive order to speed up safe vaccine rollout, promote transparency in vaccine administration
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…
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