If the regional health board sticks to its plan, masks should again be mandatory throughout eastern Idaho’s most populous county.
Dr. David Pate, a leading voice on Idaho’s COVID-19 response, posed a hypothetical best-case scenario this week.
Idaho’s top health leader said if the COVID-19 vaccine supply continues to rise, the state’s weekly inventory could more than double within a month and secure a path to reach “some sense of normalcy” by summer’s end.
Eastern Idaho Public Health is letting essential workers in a handful of industries sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine waitlist.
BOISE (AP) — Public health officials have confirmed two more cases of Idaho residents infected with COVID-19 variants, including the first known case of a resident infected with the United Kingdom variant of the coronavirus.
Just before the first COVID-19 vaccines arrived mid-December, new reported infections began dropping across eastern Idaho.
If you’re headed to a vaccine appointment in the Gem State, you’ll need to bring proof that you live or work in Idaho.
BOISE — Two new variants of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), including one that may be more infectious than current variants in Idaho, have been discovered in wastewater samples from three Ada County cities, Central District Health announced Wednesday.
Idaho’s weekly COVID-19 vaccine dose allotment has increased again while another boost may be fast-approaching.
BOISE — An Idaho senator tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, and the Senate is being warned of the possible exposure. Today, Sen. Van Burtenshaw, R-Terreton, was absent and appointed former Sen. Jeff Siddoway, also from Terreton, to fill in for him indefinitely.
Madison Memorial Hospital is among Idaho COVID-19 vaccine providers leading in the percentage of doses administered.
The first draw of Eastern Idaho Public Health’s vaccine lottery signup system for seniors and other eligible people is underway.
An extra supply of COVID-19 vaccines allowed Eastern Idaho Public Health to vaccinate nearly 400 people in Madison County during a mass clinic on Saturday.
It felt like a sinus infection at first.
BOISE — A girls’ basketball tournament triggered legislation introduced Friday targeting gathering-size limits due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Carmen Marler was one of the lucky ones.
Luck of the draw will now decide when eastern Idaho seniors can get COVID-19 vaccines through the health district.
Idaho is returning to Stage 3 of the Idaho Rebounds Plan after several weeks of declining COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad little is moving the state into “Stage 3” of his coronavirus reopening plan, lessening restrictions on the size of group gatherings as the rate of COVID-19 infections continues to drop statewide.
Starting Monday, Feb. 1, Idaho residents aged 65 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
BOISE — Education remains a top policy priority among Idahoans, according to the results of Boise State University’s annual Public Policy Survey, released Thursday.
Seven Idaho children diagnosed with MIS-C between November 2020 and early January 2021 are being added to the state’s overall MIS-C case total. In collaboration with healthcare providers serving the Treasure Valley, these cases were found to have not previously been included in the state cas…
BOISE — Two former Republican speakers of the Idaho House took the unusual step of releasing a letter Wednesday blasting the Republican-dominated Legislature for its attempts to strip GOP Gov. Brad Little and future governors of emergency powers during crises like the coronavirus pandemic.
It's been one month since Idaho began allowing long-term care facility residents to start getting vaccines.
State health care leaders are pressing federal officials to explain why Idaho was allotted far fewer doses of coronavirus vaccine than most other states, the AP reports. According to numbers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the only state allotted less on a per-capita basis is South Carolina...
Thanks to a years-long shift toward home-based gospel study driven by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, students at the Driggs seminary found the forced transitions caused by COVID to be less jarring than they might have been otherwise.
While members of the Idaho Legislature seek to end the state’s COVID-19 emergency declaration, the state Department of Health and Welfare says its ability to distribute COVID-19 vaccines would be disrupted if those legislators succeed.
The Idaho High School Activities Association is slightly changing its winter championship schedule due to COVID facility protocols and recommendations from its State Tournament Committee.
BOISE — An Idaho House staff member tested positive for COVID-19 after the first week of the session, House officials acknowledged Tuesday, and stayed home for a week but has now been cleared to return to work.
The Eastern Idaho Public Health Board voted to amend its current health orders to avoid conflict with Gov. Brad Little’s new high school athletic gatherings plan.
Idaho has some idea of who its front-line essential workers are — those who are at incredibly high risk to be exposed to the virus and will be given early access to vaccines.
With demand outpacing supply, Idaho health officials are bulking up vaccine administration efforts in hopes of quickly getting COVID-19 shots into people’s arms.
The Church has helped immunize nearly 117 million people since 2002
After a new infectious COVID-19 variant was found in Wyoming, officials in a mountainous area of Idaho that draws tourists warn that the variant may soon be identified in eastern Idaho.
BOISE — As Idaho seeks to more quickly vaccinate vulnerable residents, demand for a COVID-19 vaccine “far exceeds” supply in Central District Health, district officials said Thursday.
The next priority group in Idaho’s COVID-19 vaccine plan are receiving vaccinations under quick mobilization from the Eastern Idaho Public Health District and its partners.
Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct information about Eastern Idaho Public Health's vaccine eligibility tool. It allows people to register to be notified once vaccines are available to people in their priority group. It does not allow people to schedule appointments.
A slight change with the state’s COVID-19 vaccine plan may help people aged 65 and over get a vaccine more quickly.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two Democratic lawmakers in Idaho filed a lawsuit Thursday in federal court against the Legislature and the Republican speaker of the House contending the Statehouse is unsafe for them and others with chronic health conditions because coronavirus precautions are being ignored.
The turn of the new year has seen Madison County move back into Eastern Idaho Public Health’s COVID-19 high-risk level, ending a near two-month period of soaring active COVID-19 cases in the health district’s critical-risk level.
The last week of 2020 might provide some hope that, after all, 2021 will turn over a new leaf.
The second distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, including the newly approved Moderna vaccine, has arrived to Madison Memorial Hospital.
Hospital representatives delivered a sigh of relief to eastern Idaho health officials on Thursday, saying that the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines to frontline health care workers this week has boosted staff morale.
A Sugar City couple, inseparable during their 48-year marriage, died within five days of each other this month, as a result of COVID-19.
Last week, the first round of COVID-19 vaccinations were administered in Idaho, much to relief among hospital staff in the region.
TREASURE VALLEY — A new nationwide survey found that officials with two-thirds of the long-term care facilities surveyed say they won’t make it another year because of the increased costs due to COVID-19; local officials say Idaho is seeing the same rise in expenses.
Across the country — and in Idaho — health care workers and public health officials discovered some vials of COVID-19 vaccine contain extra doses, meaning more people may be vaccinated than first expected.
BOISE — During the pandemic, protests against proposed health orders have resulted in canceled health board meetings in Caldwell and Boise.
Eastern Idaho Public Health will be conducting free COVID-19 drive-thru testing starting Monday until the end of December.
REXBURG — A hospital in eastern Idaho began inoculating health care workers on Monday with a very limited number of initial doses of Pfizer’s newly approved COVID-19 vaccine, signaling what could be the beginning of the end for the coronavirus pandemic.