DHW media briefing set for 2 p.m. Thursday to discuss ‘triple-demic’ of flu, RSV, and COVID-19 in Idaho

DHW Communications

The Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) will hold a media briefing about the surge in respiratory diseases in Idaho at 2 p.m. (MT) Thursday, Dec. 15, via Webex.

Those who will attend the briefing from DHW include Director Dave Jeppesen, Elke Shaw-Tulloch, state health official and administrator for the Division of Public Health, Dr. Christine Hahn, state epidemiologist; and Dr. Kathryn Turner, deputy state epidemiologist.

A special guest, Dr. Jim Souza, chief physician executive at St. Luke’s Health System in Boise, also will attend.

Members of the working media who would like to participate should RSVP in email to Niki Forbing-Orr, Niki.Forbing-Orr@dhw.idaho.gov, before noon Thursday. You will receive a link to attend the briefing as a panelist.

The general public can join the briefing as attendees in listen/watch-only mode by selecting this link:


Edited Dec. 15: a video of the briefing can be viewed on Youtube at the following link: https://youtu.be/Nzlw8GNY7Lo.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is dedicated to strengthening the health, safety, and independence of Idahoans. Learn more at healthandwelfare.idaho.gov.