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(BOISE)—The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Idaho Department of Lands (IDL), and Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) remind the public to refrain from all nonessential open burning activities as communities respond to the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes …

This week Governor Brad Little ordered all Idahoans to stay home for 21 days. Residents are facing uncertainty as they prepare to stay home for three weeks. The Standard Journal spoke with Dr. Ron Larsen, a psychiatrist and medical director of Optum Idaho. The company is working with the Dep…

BOISE – Idaho workers laid off due to the coronavirus filed 13,341 new claims for unemployment insurance benefits during the week of March 15-21, 2020, up 12,310 for a 1,200 percent increase over the previous week.

The Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) and two local public health districts are reporting the state’s first deaths related to COVID-19.

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Gov. Brad Little on Wednesday issued a 21-day statewide stay-home order that "requires Idaho residents to stay and work from home as much as possible while ensuring all essential services and businesses remain available," according to the order.

ASHTON, Idaho — As of Monday, March 23, Fall River Electric Cooperative has restricted access by the public to each of the Cooperative’s three front offices located in Ashton, Driggs and West Yellowstone. This action is following recommendations from the CDC as well as local and state agenci…

REXBURG − Justin Zonts, general manager at Gator Jack's, said their goal was to feed as many local children for free as they could. By 2 p.m. they had given away 400 sandwiches.

With the events of the past weeks, we feel the importance of communicating with our friends and neighbors in Madison County. As your commissioners we have been working hard, along with all of our partners in keeping our employees and the public safe and healthy. Each day that goes by we are …

BOISE − Following Governor Brad Little’s request, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced Friday it is now offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Idaho small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the 2019 novel coronavirus…

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(SE Idaho) − Eastern Idaho Public Health (EIPH) is confirming two more cases of COVID-19 in their health district. This brings the confirmed cases to four with two cases in Madison County and two cases in Teton County. EIPH’s region spans eight counties including Bonneville, Clark, Custer, F…

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Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg will suspend elective surgical procedures after Friday, March 27, in response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Having already restricted non-essential and non-urgent procedures for high-risk patients, the hospital will now take this additional step, to …

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Congressman Mike Simpson has joined a host of House members from the Pacific Northwest thanking Vice President Mike Pence for making additional ventilators in federal stockpiles available to the region, which has many fewer ventilators per capita than other regions of the country.

REXBURG − Brigham Young University-Idaho recently announced that it will be holding its spring semester remotely. Some students are taking this opportunity to move back home. But what does this mean for the local economy?

With the ongoing concerns related to COVID-19, Spring Semester 2020 courses at BYU-Idaho will be held remotely and online. Students will be able to complete courses wherever they reside. It is anticipated that campus will continue to be open and functioning.

Following the announcement of a positive case of COVID-19 within Madison County, the Rexburg Police Department, the City of Rexburg, Madison County Sheriff’s Office and the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office have all announced service changes.

The Secretary of State’s office has asked that county offices encourage residents to vote by absentee ballot as the COVID-19 virus continues to spread throughout the nation. “Vote Early Idaho. Protect yourself. Protect your neighbors.”

Eastern Idaho Public Health officials have confirmed that a Brigham Young University-Idaho student tested positive for COVID-19. The young man traveled to an infected area early this month.

(SE Idaho) –Eastern Idaho Public Health (EIPH) has confirmed the first positive case of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)in Madison County. This individual is a BYU-Idaho student in his 20swith recent out-of-state travel to a COVID-19 affected area. The individual is in his apartment in Rexburg r…

Today at 5 p.m. Eastern Idaho Public Health will be announcing the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Madison County. The announcement is not open to the public and will be held at the Madison County Courthouse. 

To better serve our community needs we are announcing a new set of procedures. We will be temporarily implementing these changes in order to follow the recommendations from the CDC and our local health care professionals. This is an effort to promote social distancing and protect everyone in…

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The Idaho High School Activities Association on Monday took the unprecedented step of suspending spring sports throughout the state for three weeks beginning Tuesday and running through April 5 due to the spread of the coronavirus.

The Rexburg Police Department and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office have both announced changes to the services they provide during the COVID-19 outbreak. Mayor Jerry Merrill is asking that residents remain calm, not hoard resources and help their elderly or impoverished neighbors.

SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. researchers gave the first shots in a first test of an experimental coronavirus vaccine Monday, leading off a worldwide hunt for protection even as the pandemic surges.

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The Idaho High School Activities Association, in the response to COVID-19, and to best serve our member schools, student participants, coaches and Idaho families are announcing the following:

Despite the Idaho Education Association recommending that schools close during the next three weeks, Madison, Fremont and Sugar-Salem School Districts plan to open on Monday.

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After careful consideration surrounding the dynamic situation of COVID-19, Grand Targhee Resort will cease operations for the remainder of the winter season at the end of the day, Sunday, March 15, 2020. The top priority has been the health and wellbeing of our guests, employees, and community.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint Prophet Russell M. Nelson released a video Saturday afternoon urging Church members to remain positive and faithful while dealing with the disturbances caused by the COVID-19 Virus.

BLAINE COUNTY — South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) have confirmed a positive case in south central Idaho of novel coronavirus in a female over the age of 50. This is the first in this area and the second in Idaho. The first was a…

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Idaho is one of four states in the U.S. that does not have confirmed cases of COVID-19. Friday morning Gov. Brad Little declared a proactive state of emergency, Eastern Idaho Public Health recommends the postponement of large events and Brigham Young University-Idaho updated students on its …

In coordination with CES guidelines related to COVID-19, there will be no live gatherings in the BYU-Idaho Center for the weekly Devotional until further notice. Starting with the Devotional on Tuesday, March 17, Devotionals will be livestreamed for students and faculty to participate. As al…