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Idaho’s COVID-19 data dashboard will not be updated on Thanksgiving Day

The Department of Health and Welfare staff will update the COVID-19 dashboard case data daily this week, except for Thursday. The counts from Thursday will be included in the Friday update.

COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee to meet Friday

The COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee will meet from noon to 2 p.m.

Vaccine Advisory Committee recommends Idaho accept early distribution of COVID-19 vaccine

The Idaho COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee on Friday recommended the state accept what’s called early distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Board of Health and Welfare to hold regular meeting Nov. 12

The Idaho Board of Health and Welfare will hold its regularly scheduled quarterly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 12, in Boise and via WebEx.

Blaine and Twin Falls counties claim first two flu-related deaths this season. Both also had COVID-19.

A Blaine-County man older than 60 years of age and a woman older than 80 years of age from Twin Falls County have been reported as the first influenza-related deaths of the 2020-21 season. Both were also infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

DHW announces $2.5M in funding to assist laboratories in providing COVID-19 testing

To assist with the response to the current pandemic, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare announced today a new funding opportunity to help Idaho laboratories establish or increase capacity for community COVID-19 testing in Idaho.

DHW partners with Get Tested COVID-19 to help Idahoans find testing in their communities

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is partnering with Get Tested COVID-19 to maintain an active, accurate database for designated COVID-19 testing centers in Idaho.

Division is collecting comments on Social Services Block Grant Plan & Pre-Expenditure Report

The Division of Family and Community Services is collecting public comments on the Social Services Block Grant Plan & Pre-Expenditure Report for State Fiscal Year

DHW launches new and improved website

The Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) has developed and launched a new and improved website on Sunday, Oct. 18.

October Administrative Bulletin contains three dockets with public hearings

Three dockets in the October edition of the Idaho Administrative Bulletin have public hearings about changes to Department of Health and Welfare rules. Click on the Docket number below for more information.