TWIN FALLS — Local and state health officials are trying different ways to help more people get vaccinated as public interest in the vaccines …
Students, professors and other people who enter College of Southern Idaho facilitates will no longer be required to wear face coverings starting in June.
The event is taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the college's gymnasium.
As COVID-19 case numbers continue to drop in the Magic Valley, some school districts are reconsidering their face covering policies. But health officials say it is too soon to drop mask requirements in schools.
If you get a robocall that says it's from the health district asking for sensitive personal information, it's probably a scam.
Just one of Idaho’s public health districts has offered its board members the COVID-19 vaccine: the South Central Public Health District.
Teachers are among the first to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and some school districts are making it easy for their staff to get it on site.
After a lengthy discussion about changing the district's attendance schedule, the Jerome School District Board of Trustees decided to maintain the status quo. At least for now.
This week’s new COVID-19 case numbers are down, but it may be partially due to Thanksgiving-related reporting delays. And the positive sign comes on the same day as another grim milestone: Idaho has now had 1,001 deaths from the virus.
Contact tracing is essential for slowing the spread of COVID-19, but the Magic Valley is having so many cases that the health district can't contact trace them all.
The health district is monitoring outbreaks in 17 long-term care facilities in Twin Falls County.
According to the Twin Falls School District plan, the district should now move to a modified schedule, where students will alternate being in class with online learning to reduce the number of people in school buildings.
“Many people have been escaping the pandemic by going outside and now that’s been taken away, too.”
Public health workers stay behind the scenes to educate and provide the community a defense against disease through healthy living and immunizations.
Three Magic Valley counties moved to lower levels of COVID-19 risk in the second community risk assessment from the health district.
A region-specific plan is now available to guide the COVID-19 response in Magic Valley communities, but officials aren’t required to follow it.
On Wednesday, the South Central Public Health District board reviewed and finalized its resolution "strongly encouraging" masks.
You might not have given the South Central Public Health District much thought before the pandemic.
Kern said St. Luke’s Magic Valley facilities aren’t overwhelmed right now, but he is worried about how dramatically the community has abandoned social distancing.
In five of the Magic Valley's eight counties, Latinos made up more than 50% of cases. The types of jobs Latinos tend to work and larger family sizes play a role, but experts say this is an expression of structural shortcomings in the health care system.
More people have died of COVID-19 in Twin Falls County than any other county in Idaho.
Twin Falls County is seeing more new COVID-19 cases than anywhere else in Idaho. While many counties are seeing their infection rates drop, Twin Falls County is seeing its most new cases yet.
The College of Southern Idaho recently donated personal protective equipment and other medical supplies such as goggles, gloves, isopropanol and ethanol from various programs across campus and from CSI off-campus centers to the South Central Public Health District.
South Central Public Health District is extending nominations for its annual Health Heroes award and introducing a new Facebook spotlight for everyday heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic.