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DHW, Fish and Game officials urge caution after chronic wasting disease found in Idaho deer

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) announced the first detection of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in mule deer in Idaho on Nov. 17.

Idaho deactivates crisis standards of care except for north Idaho; briefing at 1 p.m. today

With the exception of north Idaho, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) has deactivated Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) in accordance with IDAP

All vaccinated adults in Idaho are now eligible for a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine

In light of today’s CDC recommendation, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) is encouraging all Idaho adults age 50 years and older who received the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least six months earlier, as well as adults ag

Board of Health and Welfare to hold special meeting Nov. 18

The Idaho Board of Health and Welfare will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. MT Thursday, Nov. 18, via Webex and in Boise to consider a new temporary rule regarding crisis standards of care in Idaho. The previous temporary rule expired Nov.

COVID-19 media briefing set for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday

The Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) will hold a media briefing about COVID-19 in Idaho at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) Tuesday, Nov. 16, via Webex.

Idaho public health officials confirm first COVID-19 child death

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) and Southwest District Health (SWDH) have confirmed the first death of an Idaho child due to COVID-19. The child was an infant and died in October.

COVID-19 media briefing set for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday

The Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) will hold a media briefing about COVID-19 in Idaho at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) Tuesday, Nov. 9, via Webex.

Board of Health and Welfare to meet Nov. 10

The Idaho Board of Health and Welfare will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 8 a.m. MT Wednesday, Nov. 10, via Webex and in Boise.

Idaho adult dies from rabies infection

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and Central District Health are reporting the first human case of rabies and subsequent death reported in Idaho since 1978.

CDC recommends Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11; doses likely available next week in Idaho

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19