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COVID-19 Information Call Center
208-321-2222
Open Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm (through 4/11)

 


Related Pages
COVID-19 FOR HEALTHCARE | RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS, BUSINESES, GENERAL PUBLIC | CDH SERVICES DURING COVID-19
STATE OF IDAHO COVID-19 WEBSITE

If you have symptoms of a fever or cough, call your medical provider to find out if you should be tested for coronavirus.

Everyone should take precautions to avoid all respiratory diseases, including staying home if you’re sick, avoiding sick people, and covering your coughs and sneezes with the crook of your elbow or a tissue. Idaho COVID-19 FAQs

LATEST INFORMATION:

April 1, 2020: Community COVID-19 transmission identified in Elmore County; case count increases to eight

Central District Health (CDH) confirms additional cases of COVID-19 in Elmore County, putting to-date totals at eight cases. Through follow-up investigations, CDH has identified evidence of community transmission. Community transmission is defined as illness within a community that lacks connection to travel or other confirmed cases. While follow-up investigations of the Elmore County cases are ongoing, no individuals to-date have required hospitalization.
Read News Release

March 31, 2020: As COVID-19 numbers continue climbing,
Central District Health says more personal accountability is critical
in slowing the spread

In just one day, confirmed COVID-19 cases jumped from 114 to 170 in Central District Health’s four-county jurisdiction of Ada, Boise, Elmore, and Valley Counties. While test timing and results notification can factor into case count increases like this one, these numbers represent our neighbors, family, friends, and co-workers. Some individuals show mild symptoms, while others require hospitalization for care. Read News Release

March 30, 2020: First case of novel coronavirus reported in Elmore County

Central District Health (CDH) confirms one case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Elmore County. The individual is a female over the age of 50. No additional information is available at the time of this release; the investigation is ongoing into possible means of transmission. Read News Release

Central District Health continues to offer a COVID-19 call center Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 208-321-2222. Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is now offering a new resource hotline for people feeling overwhelmed, isolated, or distress because of COVID-19. That hotline is available 24/7 at 888-330-3010. Please refer to https://www.cdh.idaho.gov/dac-coronavirus for the latest local numbers and https://coronavirus.idaho.gov for statewide information.

March 28, 2020: First COVID-19 death confirmed in Ada County

Central District Health (CDH) has confirmed the first death associated with COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in Ada County.The individual was over the age of 60 with pre-existing health issues and had lab-confirmed illness that was being investigated prior to death. Out of respect for grieving family and friends, CDH has provided this essential information but will retain any patient-specific information as confidential. Read the News Release

March 25, 2020: Governor Little issues statewide stay-home order, signs extreme emergency declaration.

The statewide order is is available at coronavirus.idaho.gov. This order is effective 3/25/2020 and will remain in effect for 21 days. It allows the state to more effectively increase health care capacity, take steps to reduce and slow coronavirus spread, and take rapid and decisive steps to improve the condition of Idahoans whose jobs and incomes are being harmed by the pandemic. The Governor and public health officials will evaluate later whether to extend the order past 21 days.

Multilingual Statewide Stay-Home Order Resources:


IMPORTANT: Central District Health is asking anyone with travel to Blaine County, Idaho between March 8 and March 22 to shelter in place.

Sheltering in place is not an official mandate, but asks that people stay at home, except to get necessary medical care, monitor their symptoms, and avoid close contact with anyone for 14 days after their last potential exposure date. After that time, and provided individuals are completely symptom-free, then they can then follow recommendations CDH is providing to the general community for COVID-19.

Anyone who has traveled to states or areas outside of Idaho that are currently under shelter in place orders or where there is widespread transmission of COVID-19 is also urged to follow shelter in place actions.

This request comes after three Ada County residents and one Valley County resident recently tested positive for COVID-19, and confirmed travel and time spent in Blaine County.


IDAHO MONITORING AND TRACKING OF CORONAVIRUS

Idaho's first confirmed case of novel coronavirus was reported on 3/13/20 in an Ada County resident. On 3/24/20, CDH confirmed community transmission in an Ada County resident. Public health officials and community partners are monitoring this outbreak closely and are coordinating and communicating accordingly.

The following are confirmed COVID-19 cases for Central District Health's jurisdiction of Ada, Boise, Elmore, and Valley Counties. For statewide counts, visit coronavirus.idaho.gov

County
Confirmed Cases
Deaths*
Ada
289

3

Boise
0
0
Elmore
8
0
Valley
2
0
For statewide counts, visit coronavirus.idaho.gov

Updated 4/2/20 at 5:02 p.m. County data will be updated by 5 p.m. MST weekdays unless otherwise noted. Cases are reported by primary residence; not where they are diagnosed. Numbers may vary based on investigation results (e.g. person tests positive in an Idaho county but lives elsewhere)

*News releases will be issued for the first COVID-19-related death in each county; subsequent deaths in a county will be recorded on this page.


Though COVID-19 is a new (novel) coronavirus, disease outbreaks are not new territory in public health, and Central District Health has response plans, relationships and agreements in place within our jurisdiction to respond accordingly. A big part of that is working with community partners – from county emergency managers, to area hospitals, law enforcement, first responders, local and state public health, our year-round relationships and planning for potential outbreaks are critical in times like this, where an outbreak can rapidly change direction.

Public health officials want people to be aware so they can take appropriate precautions. We’re asking people to follow steps they may already be taking for flu – stay home if you’re sick, avoid sick people, and cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue (not your hands). Wash your hands frequently, especially after you have been in the public and touched door handles, stair railings, money, grocery carts, elevator buttons, and other items that lots of other people may also have touched.


Idaho-Specific Resources

Central District Health Information Call Center: 208-321-2222
Weekdays 8:30 am to 4:30 pm & Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm

We have created a page that includes COVID-19-related resources for the following categories. Click on a topic to learn more.

HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

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Please refer to your independent school district web pages for information regarding closures.

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GENERAL PUBLIC

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