The latest Idaho reporting on the pandemic
When four-term Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo announced on Jan. 5 via press release that he’d seek a 5th term in the U.S. Senate, the Idaho Press requested an interview. Subsequently, that request was granted, and on Friday, Jan. 28, Crapo sat down with Idaho Press reporter Betsy Z. Russell for a wid…
Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct the month in which the infant from southwest Idaho died.
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts:
Idaho has likely hit its COVID-19 case peak, a top health official announced Tuesday.
Earlier this week, a top Idaho hospital official declared COVID-19 was here to stay.
The week starting Oct. 10 proved to be the second deadliest week for COVID-19 this year in eastern Idaho, according to the Post Register's tracking of death notices.
Officials are not sure whether Idaho’s delta-fueled COVID-19 surge is over yet.
- East Idaho health officials report another COVID-19 death, 98 new cases
- Second COVID-19 death reported in Bonneville
- Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel employee tests positive for COVID-19
- Crush the Curve Idaho launches additional testing sites, prepares for a major spike in COVID-19 cases
- Four new COVID-19 cases identified in Southeast Idaho
- Three new COVID-19 Cases Identified in Southeast Idaho
- First coronavirus-related death reported in Bonneville County
- Two more COVID-19 cases identified in Bannock County
- COVID-19 antibody testing now available at Bingham Healthcare
- EIRMC & Idaho Falls Fire Department concerned about delayed health care
Reported COVID-19 deaths dipped in eastern Idaho last week, following two weeks of high reports.
It’s that time of the year again.
In a rare change, hospitalizations and ICU admissions dipped last week in Idaho, where a hospital crisis plan has been in effect statewide for three weeks.
While the initial surge of COVID-19 deaths skipped over much of rural America, where roughly 15% of Americans live, nonmetropolitan mortality rates quickly started to outpace those of metropolitan areas as the virus spread nationwide before vaccinations became available, according to data fr…
Bonneville Joint School District 93 is moving to the red phase of its COVID-19 response plan, requiring students and staff to wear masks starting Monday.
SPOKANE, Wash. — Gov. Jay Inslee called on Idaho politicians to do more to combat COVID-19 after he visited Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane on Wednesday and was told about the delay of thousands of procedures and surgeries.
Booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine by Pfizer are available statewide at pharmacies, clinics and health care providers, according to the state health department.
Eastern Idaho has had 300 deaths from COVID-19.
Idaho officials sounded the alarm Tuesday about rising COVID-19 infections in children.
Last summer, Dr. Boyd Southwick said his ability to provide telehealth would depend on insurers.
New research from Idaho State University found that Hispanics in rural southeastern Idaho communities had low rates of vaccine hesitancy and refusal.
BOISE — Idaho lawmakers, who appear poised to challenge President Joe Biden’s new rules concerning COVID-19 vaccinations and testing for public and private employees, on Wednesday heard opinions from legal experts and the public on Biden’s controversial new plan to battle the coronavirus.
There are many reasons for Idaho’s hospital staffing shortage.
An Idaho Falls hospital has partnered with the state to administer treatment that helps keep COVID-19 patients out of the hospital.
The entire state of Idaho is already under a formal hospital resource crisis.
Four more eastern Idahoans have died of COVID-19, including two people in their 30s and 50s, officials announced Tuesday.
Staff of at least two schools and a baker’s dozen Head Start programs in Idaho will be required to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, per a new federal mandate.
Recently, a patient in Texas needed an intensive care unit bed.
Crisis Standards of Care were not in use Thursday in eastern Idaho, but area hospitals were still burdened by the latest wave of COVID-19 patients.
In a letter to Victor Elementary School parents on Thursday, Principal Megan Christiansen announced that starting next Monday, Sept. 20, masks will be required in the school.
On the same day as a last-resort hospital crisis plan was activated statewide for the first time ever, eastern Idaho health officials appointed one of the plan’s authors to serve as a board member.