Crisis Standards of Care is being deactivated in most of Idaho.
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare on Monday announced that, although the number of COVID-19 patients remains high and continues to stress health care systems, the surge is no longer exceeding the health care resources available.
Crisis Standards will remain in effect in the Panhandle Health District in North Idaho. That district encompasses Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai and Shoshone counties.
Health care systems in the rest of the state are generally using “contingency operations,” meaning they remain stressed with an unusually high number of patients, according to an Idaho Department of Health and Welfare news release.
Crisis Standards or Care were activated in North Idaho in early September and statewide shortly after.