Below are two press releases that Hunter Public Relations in New York sent out this week on behalf of Idahoan Foods:
With three new COVID-19 cases being reported Wednesday in Teton County, the mayors of Victor and Driggs are looking to require the public to wear masks in light of the spiking numbers across the state.
As Idaho officials continue with loose restrictions in response to growing COVID-19 cases in the state, regional health officials in eastern Idaho are eyeing a proposal that’s drawn ire from some: mandatory public mask-wearing.
MERIDIAN — Crush the Curve Idaho is preparing to respond to what could be a major spike in COVID-19 cases in the coming days and weeks.
Rather than engage in an expensive and likely fruitless legal challenge, Hardware Brewing Co. in Kendrick has chosen to pay a $2,500 fine for violating Idaho’s coronavirus shutdown order.
BOISE — Idaho Gov. Brad Little and Secretary of State Lawerence Denney say they plan to appeal Tuesday’s U.S. District Court decision granting Reclaim Idaho’s request for a second chance to qualify its school-funding initiative for the November ballot, after the statewide stay-home order cut…
The Idaho Department of Correction on Wednesday announced the first case of COVID-19 in an inmate in its custody.
Last week, eastern and southeastern Idaho gained 52 cases of COVID-19, putting the total active cases in the area at 100.
Southeastern Idaho Public Health has four new confirmed cases (3 in Bannock County and 1 in Caribou County) of COVID-19 in southeast Idaho. This brings the total to 122 confirmed cases in southeastern Idaho. Eighty-one of the 122 total confirmed cases have recovered from COVID-19.
Two Idaho health experts say a recent spike in COVID-19 cases in neighboring states could translate into more cases in Idaho. And the trend spells trouble for regions such as southeastern Idaho, which have residents who sometimes work in a close neighboring state.
VICTOR — In a press release Wednesday morning, Eastern Idaho Public Health reported that it is investigating a case of COVID-19 in a customer who patroned Westside Yard in Victor on Saturday, June 13 from 4 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Southeastern Idaho Public Health has three new confirmed cases (1 in Bannock County, 1 in Caribou County, and 1 in Franklin County) of COVID-19 in southeast Idaho. This brings the total to 118 confirmed cases in southeastern Idaho. Eighty-one of the 118 total confirmed cases have recovered f…
Eastern Idaho Public Health (EIPH) has confirmed the first death associated with COVID-19 in a resident of Bonneville County.
Uncertainty over tourism season looms, but leaders are hopeful
Move comes despite rise in cases, health worker infections
BOISE — Gov. Brad Little announced Thursday morning that Idaho will move into Stage 4 of its four-stage reopening plan from the novel coronavirus shutdown Saturday, saying the state “narrowly” met its criteria for the move.
BOISE — Since May 31, Idaho has seen a fairly significant increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases reported by the state Department of Health & Welfare each day, along with a substantial uptick in infections of health care workers.
Five southeastern Idaho residents who contracted COVID-19 after attending a religious revival last month in Idaho Falls have been hospitalized, regional health officials told the Post Register on Monday.
Nearly a third of parents in Bonneville Joint School District 93 feel safe sending their kids back to in-person classes next fall, even if the coronavirus pandemic gets worse.
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will start publishing the names of nursing homes with COVID-19 outbreaks, along with weekly statistics about the number of cases and deaths among residents and staff.
The Mountain Brewers Beer Fest, one of Idaho Falls’ top summer events, has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.
Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct information about spread between individuals in different households.
The first confirmed case of the coronavirus has been identified in Franklin County. The patient, a woman in her 40s, is home recovering. She contracted the virus while traveling, states a release from the Southeast Idaho Public Health Department. The department will not be available for furt…
A new guide for safe gatherings and public events during COVID-19 is now available through the Idaho Rebounds website.
Autumn Short works in a bank in Meridian, handles money often, and doesn’t wear a face mask, as many people have started to do when in public in response to the new coronavirus.
Southeastern Idaho Public Health has confirmed two more cases of COVID-19 in Bannock County. This brings the total to 26 confirmed cases (16 in Bannock County, 6 in Bingham County, 1 in Caribou, and 3 in Power County) in southeastern Idaho.
BOISE — U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill has granted a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction giving Idaho voters more time — until Tuesday — to request absentee ballots for the May primary election.
BOISE — Gov. Brad Little on Friday unveiled a sweeping new COVID-19 testing strategy that calls for sharply ramping up testing across the state, including in rural “testing deserts” the state has identified.
The contractor that runs Idaho National Laboratory is launching a new effort to help people in the community, starting with a $60,000 donation to two local food banks.
Idaho’s staged reopening from the stay-home order has opened fault lines across the state, dividing the public, business owners, law enforcement and lawmakers. At the epicenter is Gov. Brad’s Little’s Stay Healthy Order. It details which businesses can reopen on which dates. Most businesses …
COVID-19 has turned daily routines upside down. Coping with that new reality of stay-home orders, social distancing and overall stress can lead to new mental health concerns or exacerbate issues that people already have.
While we cannot predict the future or know exactly how things will go as we navigate this entirely new existence and economy brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, we at least know this: Even if it won’t be business as usual, we all have a part to play getting doors open again.
The War Bonnet Roundup, Idaho’s oldest rodeo, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
BLACKFOOT, ID – April 29, 2020 – Bingham Healthcare is now offering COVID-19 antibody testing at all primary care clinics throughout Eastern Idaho. The test is also available at Bingham’s three urgent cares located in Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, and Pocatello.
BOISE — District courthouses will begin reopening to general public on May 1 with social distancing measures in place. Many hearings will still be held virtually, and civil and criminal jury trials won’t pick back up until later this year, according to an April 22 order from the Idaho Suprem…
IDAHO FALLS — As the coronavirus pandemic descended upon the nation, Idaho hospitals prepared for an onslaught. Hospital administrators freed up beds and ventilators and personal protective equipment. Yet these same medical facilities now stand empty. There have been just five coronavirus-re…
National media has reported on a concerning trend that people are delaying or foregoing healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the delay is sometimes having major consequences.
Editor's note: This article has been updated to clarify that the EIPH's number of coronavirus hospitalizations only reflects the number of eastern Idaho resident hospitalizations. Additionally, the article has changed the statement saying "elective" surgeries has been canceled to "surgeries …
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Personal finances are an especially sensitive source of anxiety right now. The economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic is causing understandable concern for eastern Idaho households needing to cover basic monthly expenses, including upcoming debt payments. As worries mount, unfortunatel…
In the middle of the 17th minute of the Facebook Live video, Mark Miller reached for his guitar.
A statewide effort to test for coronavirus antibodies rolled out at its new Idaho Falls location Monday.
(SE Idaho) – Eastern Idaho Public Health (EIPH) and Steele Memorial Medical Center (SMMC) have confirmed the first positive case of COVID-19 in a female in her 40s in Lemhi County. She was diagnosed through the Emergency Department at SMMC as an outpatient. She was never hospitalized and is …
The coronavirus pandemic has caused a once strong potato market to make an abrupt about-face, leading some Idaho growers to dump surplus spuds from storage cellars or to feed them to cattle.
Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Mike Simpson co-led a bipartisan letter signed by 126 members in the U.S. House of Representatives, including Congressman Russ Fulcher. Senators Mike Crapo and James Risch joined the same effort in the U.S. Senate requesting the President to eliminate pa…
BOZEMAN, Mont. — Montana’s stay-at-home order will be lifted on Sunday.
After four years of teaching at the same school, Daniel and Darcy Lundquist developed a plan to limit how much they talked about work at home.
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued an alert listing safety tips employers can follow to help protect construction workers from exposure to the coronavirus.
BOZEMAN, Mont. — Airports across Montana are among those that have received federal money to offset the economic cost of the coronavirus pandemic.
If you’ve been affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible for relief in paying bills. That can help you prevent damage to your credit from late payments at a time when protecting your credit could help increase your financial resilience.
I want to begin by admitting something: I really do not like wearing a face mask. That mask is hot and inconvenient and makes it difficult to breathe. Those who wear glasses tell me their masks fog them. There is nothing pleasant about the experience.