All of Idaho has now been declared under a hospital resource crisis that allows for health care to be rationed.
Bonneville County legislators united on Wednesday to express opposition to federal vaccine mandates, and to explain why they would not take part in the ongoing attempt to convene a quorum at the Capitol.
Hospitals in the Treasure Valley and Magic Valley could soon be rationing scarce health care resources if COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise, a top Idaho health official said Tuesday.
The Eastern Idaho Public Health board — which oversees everything from COVID-19 control policies to more typical responsibilities such as septic licenses and restaurant inspections — is preparing to add a new doctor to its ranks.
In Pocatello, one nursing home can’t take new residents.
Regional health officials reported four new COVID-19 deaths Thursday in eastern Idaho.
Officials from 14 hospitals across eastern and southeastern Idaho signed a letter saying their intensive care units and inpatient hospital floors are regularly pushed to capacity, re-upping requests for community members to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
In north Idaho, patients should expect longer wait times and care in makeshift rooms as hospitals, which are stretched thin treating hordes of COVID-19 patients, struggle to provide routine levels of care.
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare declared a hospital resource crisis throughout northern Idaho due to a “massive” surge in COVID-19 patients, the agency announced in a news release Tuesday.
After the recent Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, federal employees and contractors can expect tighter vaccine requirements.
A newsletter from the office of the Idaho lieutenant governor used a misleading number to disparage the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, the Post Register found after talking with an office staffer and three outside experts.
Idaho officials on Tuesday announced bundles of aid in hopes of saving the health care system from a resource crisis.
The delta variant has taken the nation by storm — sending hospitals in low vaccination pockets into a scramble to maintain normal standards of care.
Arlene Cranford, a 56-year-old cancer survivor, worried about what side effects the COVID-19 vaccine might bring. Until she realized that no matter what, she was at risk.
As part of the Idaho Falls' Deaf Awareness Celebration on Saturday, nurses and pharmacists will be stationed downtown with interpreter tablets at a COVID-19 vaccine clinic.
Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration granted full approval to the Pfizer/Bio-N-Tech COVID-19 vaccine.
Intensive care unit admissions for COVID-19 recently hit an all-time high in Idaho. Coronavirus cases have barreled upward. And hospitals are “dangerously close” to a resource crisis.
Amid a resurgence of COVID-19 infections fueled by the delta variant, COVID-19 vaccines and masks will be required for musicians and staff at the Idaho Falls Symphony.
Eastern Idaho Public Health will soon send a letter to every doctor in nearby towns and cities to promote a vacant position on its board.
Eastern Idaho health officials bristled at the suggestion of more coronavirus restrictions Friday, backing vaccines as crucial while a statewide surge threatens to send Idaho hospitals into a resource crisis.
Masks will be optional this school year in Idaho Falls, school officials recently said, despite a plea from local doctors for mandates in elementary schools.
Idaho Falls hospitals bogged down with COVID patients
Most school districts in Idaho will not be requiring students and staff to wear masks as students return to the classroom this fall, although some precautions are being taken by local school districts.
This surge of new COVID-19 cases doesn’t look like last summer’s surge.
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.
A Blackfoot hospital system is one of four rural health clinics in Idaho slated to receive nearly $350,000 in combined federal funds to raise vaccine confidence.
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.
The only doctor with a vote on COVID-19 pandemic control policies in eastern Idaho recently stepped down from her role.
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.
Local health care workers are hosting a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Independence Day events Saturday in Idaho Falls.
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.
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.
The first two bats with confirmed rabies cases this season in Idaho were found in Bonneville and Payette counties, state officials announced Monday.
When Pastor Dawn Marie Turner is cooking, it’s probably a casserole.
Eight counties in eastern Idaho are poised to give Eastern Idaho Public Health almost 34% more in funding than they typically would.
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.
Getting the COVID-19 vaccine makes it incredibly less likely that you’ll contract the novel coronavirus. What if those benefits could be passed on?
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.
Data released Tuesday night shows that COVID-19 infection rates in eastern Idaho have declined to a 10-month low.
In late March, Matt Johnson's company took out a newspaper advertisement.
The special open enrollment periods in Idaho and other state and federal health insurance marketplaces did more than expand access to health care to more low and moderate income earners.
George William Byram 4/4/1944 - 9/13/2021 George William Byram, 77, of Rigby, Idaho, passed away on Sept. 13, 2021, in Rexburg, Idaho. George was born on April 4, 1944, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to George Byram and Verna McDaniel Byram. He was raised on the family farm in Ucon and graduated fro…
Bertha (Humphries) Baxter of Rigby celebrated her 102nd Birthday on August 20.
Jerry Harris of Rigby celebrated his 90th birthday on Aug. 27 with a private family party.
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Alice Yazzie 1/4/1942 - 8/20/2021 Alice LaJuan Ricks Yazzie was born to Benny Charles and Delsa Alice Ricks January 4, 1942, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She was raised and attended school in Ririe and graduated from Ririe High School.
Ian Wright 4/16/1951 - 8/23/2021 Clive Ian Wright passed away August 23, 2021, at age 70, after defying stage five kidney failure for over a year.
Bertha (Humphries) Baxter of Rigby celebrated her 102 Birthday on August 20.
Jenice (Andnerson) Cook 6/20/1935 - 8/20/2021 Our beautiful mother, Jenice Anderson Cook passed away peacefully on Friday,