Vaccination rates in eastern and southeastern Idaho hospitals are higher than among the general population. But rates still aren’t as high as hospital leaders would like.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday announced that fully vaccinated people in coronavirus hotspots should resume wearing masks indoors in public.
To understand why COVID-19 cases are rising in Idaho, you don’t have to look far.
Slightly more than half of Idaho nursing home workers are fully vaccinated, according to federal data released this week.
After a monthslong lull, coronavirus infections and hospitalizations are surging in Idaho while state health officials spot more cases caused by the ultra contagious delta variant.
The Sons of the Utah Pioneers will honor Madison County medical workers for their work and is focusing on the care medical workers provided during the COVID-19 pandemic at the organization’s yearly fireside on Sunday.
The COVID-19 curve in the U.S. is rising again after months of decline, with the number of new cases per day doubling over the past three weeks, driven by the fast-spreading delta variant, lagging vaccination rates and Fourth of July gatherings.
Idaho officials are gearing up to boost their capacity to put coronavirus test samples through genetic sequencing to identify concerning mutations.
Two of the biggest barriers preventing Idahoans from getting vaccinated for COVID-19 are concerns about the vaccine’s safety and ease of getting time off work, according to a state-commissioned survey released Wednesday.
The nation arrived at this goal two months ago.
Most staff in Idaho nursing homes are unvaccinated, threatening the health of overwhelmingly vaccinated, medically vulnerable patients, according to data released last week that provides a rare but incomplete glimpse into vaccination rates in long-term care facilities.
As cases tumble and states reopen, the potential final stage in the U.S. campaign to vanquish COVID-19 is turning into a slog, with a worrisome variant gaining a bigger foothold and lotteries and other prizes failing to persuade some Americans to get vaccinated.
Rural health clinics in Idaho are slated to receive $4.4 million in federal funds to expand COVID-19 testing access, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday.
Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct information about seniors and COVID-19. Seniors are being hospitalized with the virus at drastically lower rates.
Editor’s note: The Idaho State Journal’s two-part series on COVID-19 long haulers starts today. Part two of the series will run in next Sunday’s print edition.
Citing strikingly improved rates of coronavirus infection and hospitalization, eastern Idaho health officials on Thursday retired a plan that guided their coronavirus response for the eight-county region that once became home to two national hotspots.
Idaho seniors did not get vaccinated at rates as high as state officials had hoped, data released Tuesday shows.
While having 70% of American adults vaccinated this summer appears likely for the nation, getting that many Idaho adults to accept vaccines is probably the best-case scenario, recent surveys suggest.
A press release from UW Medicine announced that a study of 1,095 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 discovered that two easily measurable signs of health — respiration rate and blood-oxygen saturation — are distinctly predictive of higher mortality. Notably, the authors said, anyone who rec…
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Two weeks after children as young as 12 years old became eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, few in Idaho have received shots.
Oliver Nathan, 14, was one of the first children in Idaho to get the vaccine last week.
Three Upper Valley teams had a chance to make it the state softball of baseball playoffs last. Each of them fell.
In late March, Matt Johnson's company took out a newspaper advertisement.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people on Thursday, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings.
More than 330 coronavirus cases in Idaho have been caused by concerning variants, according to data released this week.
About 1.1 million vaccine doses have administered in Idaho. Over half a million Idahoans have received both shots.
Recently released data show that females in Idaho reported post-vaccination coronavirus infections at higher rates than females across the country.
While local coronavirus infections declined and the percent of tests that return positive dropped to a 10-month low, virus-related hospitalizations have plateaued but are still high in eastern Idaho.
Lately, Southeastern Idaho Public Health Director Maggie Mann has been thinking back to 2009, when there was widespread misinformation that the vaccine that promised to quash the H1N1 pandemic somehow caused sterility.
Every adult in Idaho is eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines, but the number of adults who’ve received at least one dose in Idaho is barely more than halfway toward the 80% benchmark that experts say could pave a path for the virus to be under control. And that doesn’t include young childre…
By JOHNATHAN HOGAN
Last week, when the United States temporarily halted use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Idaho public health officials saw the number of people accepting vaccines to decrease.
Idaho health officials hope to have 80% of residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by early fall.
The COVID-19 vaccine is now eligible for everyone 16-years-old and older in Madison County.
Mostly good news emerged this week about COVID-19 vaccines.
POCATELLO — The city’s ordinance requiring face coverings to be worn in public places will again remain in place, this time until at least through May 6 following a 4-2 vote from the City Council Thursday evening.
Although new coronavirus cases dipped last week in eastern Idaho, health experts say the region’s coronavirus surge that propelled it to national hotspot status isn’t over.
In most regions of Idaho, all residents age 16 and up can start scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments.
While Idaho prepares to let all adults access COVID-19 vaccines, state health officials are also bracing for a time when vaccine supply will outpace demand.
BOISE — Idaho continues to strongly recommend wearing masks in public to reduce the spread of COVID-19, even as the state’s vaccine rollout expands.
All Idahoans over the age of 16 will be able to receive COVID-19 vaccines beginning April 5.
During the fall and winter coronavirus surge, two of the most common respiratory viruses fell by the wayside.
The Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI) marks the one-year anniversary of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act by pledging its continued commitment to investigating COVID-19 financial crimes and urging taxpayers to report suspected fraud.
Local doctors treating COVID-19 patients in eastern Idaho are growing increasingly concerned that Idaho’s sparse testing for concerning coronavirus variants means officials simply don’t know if variants are spreading here.
Although Eastern Idaho Public Health lifted the public face covering order in Madison County on Thursday, Brigham Young University-Idaho is keeping its COVID-19 protocols unchanged.
Before the end of April, every Idahoan age 16 and up will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.
Sugar City’s Public Works Director Arlynn Jacobson and its information technology director, Spencer Cook, have created a cellphone app that will send residents city announcements.
After Idaho Gov. Brad Little delegated most control of the pandemic to local governments in June 2020, Eastern Idaho Public Health’s board forged a strategy for controlling the pandemic locally.