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Idaho part of nationwide outbreak of Salmonella recently linked to consumption of red onions

Public health officials in the Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) are urging Idahoans to be aware of a national outbreak of Salmonella involving onions that has sickened 26 people in the state, and possibly more. 

Vape/electronic smoking device retailers are required to get a tobacco permit, starting July 1

Because of a change in Idaho Code that will take effect July 1, retailers including vape shops who sell nicotine, tobacco, or electronic smoking device products will now be required to obtain a permit to legally sell them in the state of Idaho.

Vape/electronic smoking device retailers are required to get a tobacco permit, starting July 1

Because of a change in Idaho Code that will take effect July 1, retailers including vape shops who sell nicotine, tobacco, or electronic smoking device products will now be required to obtain a permit to legally sell them in the state of Idaho.

COVID-19 data to be updated daily on the website, including Sundays and holidays

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare wants to make sure Idahoans have the most current information about cases of COVID-19 in their communities in light of the recent significant increases in case numbers throughout the state.

Idaho WIC makes annual adjustment to income guidelines

Idaho’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) will implement new income guidelines effective July 1, 2020, that raise household income eligibility limits to help offset cost of living increases. This review and adjustment happens annually.

Two rabid bats found in Ada County; health officials urge caution around all bats

Idaho Public Health officials are reporting that two bats have tested positive for rabies and were found in separate homes in Ada County. These are the first rabid bats to be detected this season. 

Fish advisory for Coeur d’Alene Basin revised after high levels of mercury found in some species

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) and Coeur d’Alene Tribe, in coordination with the Idaho Fish Consumption Advisory Program, have updated the fish consumption advisory for water bodies in the Coeur d’Alene Basin because recent testing showed high levels of mercury in some species o

Teams of CDC, DHW staff fan out across Idaho to conduct PPE training for medical providers

Beginning today, on-site training sessions will be conducted across the state, mostly in rural areas, to train medical providers how to use personal protective equipment (PPE) properly and to instruct their colleagues and other members of the community in that process as well.

DHW to publish weekly information about COVID-19 and long-term care facilities

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is announcing that information regarding long-term care facilities with COVID-19 cases and deaths will now be published weekly, starting today.

Idaho SNAP benefits can now be used for online purchases at Amazon and Walmart

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is pleased to announce that Idaho families receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits can purchase groceries online starting today at Amazon and at Walmart locations in Jerome and Caldwell.