BOISE — A national blood shortage caused by a surge in omicron cases has hit Idaho hard, with some hospitals nearly running out of the critica…
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Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Public Health – Idaho North Central District reported 98 new cases and one new death related to COVID-19 in Latah County on Tuesday.
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
The rapid spread of COVID-19 did not slow down during the weekend on the Palouse as health care officials reported more than 400 new cases sin…
Friday, January 21, 2022
Whitman County on Thursday reported nine new residents have been hospitalized with COVID-19 as new cases continue to rise.
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Even though the current surge in COVID-19 cases has strained resources at Gritman Medical Center and Pullman Regional Hospital, both hospitals…
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
The latest COVID-19 numbers from local health officials show a new death, six new hospitalizations and hundreds of new COVID-19 cases in the r…
Saturday, January 15, 2022
BOISE — As of early this month, more than one out of four people tested in Idaho were positive for COVID-19.
Friday, January 14, 2022
Whitman County on Thursday set a daily record for confirmed COVID-19 cases with 92.
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Public Health – Idaho North Central District reported 58 cases of COVID-19 in Latah County on Wednesday, with the majority of infections in yo…
Saturday, January 08, 2022
COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise sharply as Whitman County on Friday reported 69 new positive test results and five new ho…
Friday, January 07, 2022
Limited data is available about the risks and benefits associated with breastfeeding following a positive COVID-19 diagnosis.
Local health agencies on the Palouse reported 65 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday.
Thursday, January 06, 2022
COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are continuing to rise across the Palouse.
Wednesday, January 05, 2022
The University of Idaho is continuing its mask requirement into the spring semester to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in response to the antici…
BOISE — Doctor’s offices and urgent care centers are bracing for impact as they again face high patient demand and more staffers out sick from…
Whitman County Public Health reported 61 new cases and 17 additional hospitalizations related to COVID-19 in the county Tuesday since the agen…
Tuesday, January 04, 2022
Since Thursday, Public Health – Idaho North Central District reported 27 COVID-19 cases in Latah County.
OLYMPIA — In response to an increase of COVID-19 cases across the state, the Washington House is scaling back the number of people allowed in …
Friday, December 31, 2021
Whitman County Public Health reported nine new cases and four additional hospitalizations related to COVID-19 in the county on Thursday.
SEATTLE — The omicron-fueled surge that is sending COVID-19 cases rocketing in the U.S. is putting children in the hospital in record numbers,…
Thursday, December 30, 2021
CHICAGO — More than a year after the vaccine was rolled out, new cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. have soared to their highest level on record at…
Whitman County on Wednesday reported nine new hospitalizations related to COVID-19.
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Whitman County on Tuesday reported one new death and three new hospitalizations related to COVID-19.
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
NEW YORK — U.S. health officials on Monday cut isolation restrictions for asymptomatic Americans who catch the coronavirus from 10 days to fiv…
Local health agencies reported 29 new COVID-19 cases since last week in Whitman and Latah counties.
Friday, December 24, 2021
Gritman Medical Center on Thursday reported five patients who tested positive for COVID-19 were admitted to the Moscow hospital in the past tw…
Thursday, December 23, 2021
Public Health – Idaho North Central District reported four new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths Wednesday in Latah County.
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
The Whitman County Public Health director believes the omicron variant of COVID-19 is already in the county.
SEATTLE — State health officials said Tuesday at least 400 cases of the new COVID-19 variant had been confirmed, but that omicron hasn’t yet o…
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
BOISE — Idaho’s top health official on Monday deactivated crisis guidelines for rationing care at northern Idaho medical facilities as COVID-1…
Saturday, December 18, 2021
Moscow’s wastewater testing program detected the COVID-19 Omicron variant in recent test results, the city announced Friday.
Thursday, December 16, 2021
Local health agencies reported nine new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths Wednesday on the Palouse.
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Local health agencies Tuesday reported 13 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths on the Palouse.
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Public Health – Idaho North Central District reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 in Latah County since Friday.
Saturday, December 11, 2021
BOISE — Public health officials Friday reported Idaho’s first case of the coronavirus omicron variant, found in an adult who recently traveled…
Public Health – Idaho North Central District reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 in Latah County on Friday.
Friday, December 10, 2021
Some hospitals in the region are pausing enforcement of President Joe Biden’s national COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers after …
Thursday, December 09, 2021
University of Idaho Senior Director of Communications Jodi Walker said an injunction halting President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate fo…
Local health agencies on Wednesday reported 13 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths in the region.
Wednesday, December 08, 2021
Public Health – Idaho North Central District reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 in Latah County on Tuesday.
Tuesday, December 07, 2021
Local health agencies reported 18 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths since Friday in the region.
Friday, December 03, 2021
While all eyes are on the new and little-understood omicron variant that is popping up around the country, the delta form of the coronavirus i…
Regional health agencies reported 23 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths Thursday.
Thursday, December 02, 2021
SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of the omicron variant Wednesday — in a vaccinated traveler who returned to Califor…
Wednesday, December 01, 2021
Health officials in Idaho believe it’s only a matter of time — possibly even a few weeks — before the omicron variant of the coronavirus is de…
Public Health – Idaho North Central District reported three new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths Tuesday in Latah County.
Saturday, November 27, 2021
BRUSSELS — Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the world raced Friday to contain a new coronavirus variant potentially more dangerous…
Public Health – Idaho North Central District reported two new cases of COVID-19 in Latah County since Wednesday.
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
The University of Idaho is continuing its mask mandate inside all buildings on campus after students return from fall break.
BOISE — Idaho Gov. Brad Little and the state’s top health official in what is likely their last coronavirus town hall of the year urged reside…
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
BOISE — Idaho’s top health official has deactivated crisis guidelines for rationing care at most of the state’s hospitals.
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Two new deaths related to COVID-19 were reported Wednesday on the Palouse, including one death in Latah County and an…
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Public Health – Idaho North Central District reported one new death related to COVID-19 on Tuesday.
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
More than 94 percent of employees at Washington State University are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Twenty-five new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths were reported since Wednesday on the Palouse.
Friday, November 12, 2021
Gritman Medical Center reported Thursday that three patients who tested positive for COVID-19 have been admitted to t…
Thursday, November 11, 2021
Seventeen new COVID-19 cases were added to Latah County’s total on Wednesday.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
BOISE — An Idaho infant died of COVID-19 last month, marking the state’s first pediatric coronavirus death, officials…
Whitman County reported two new deaths and 13 additional cases related to COVID-19 on Tuesday.
Since the pandemic began, an estimated 2,851 to 4,516 more Idahoans have died who likely wouldn’t have in pre-pandemi…
University of Idaho administrators are still determining whether the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate affects i…
Monday, November 08, 2021
Whitman County reported 18 new cases of COVID-19 Monday, with no new deaths or hospitalizations.
Saturday, November 06, 2021
Whitman County reported an additional five cases of COVID-19 and one new hospitalization Friday.
Friday, November 05, 2021
Public Health — Idaho North Central District reported one new death related to COVID-19 on Thursday in Latah County.
Thursday, November 04, 2021
Hugs with friends. Birthday parties indoors. Pillow fights. Schoolchildren who got their first COVID-19 shots Wednesd…
Whitman County reported 15 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one new hospitalization on Wednesday.
Wednesday, November 03, 2021
Masks will be required inside all buildings on the University of Idaho campus for another three weeks.
Tuesday, November 02, 2021
Public Health – Idaho North Central District reported 22 new cases of COVID-19 in Latah County since Friday.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Whitman County on Monday reported three new deaths related to COVID-19 since Friday.
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Public Health – Idaho North Central District reported an additional 16 cases of COVID-19 in Latah County on Friday.
Friday, October 22, 2021
Since June 1, more than 75 percent of people hospitalized with COVID-19 at Gritman Medical Center have been unvaccinated.
Thursday, October 21, 2021
One Pullman Fire Department staff member has resigned because of Gov. Jay Inslee’s vaccine mandate, and the city is w…
Students in a kindergarten class at West Park Elementary School in Moscow are isolating at home for the next few days…
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
BOISE — Idaho’s COVID-19 case numbers are so high that the state is still worse off than when it first entered crisis…
OLYMPIA — More than 1,800 Washington state workers have been fired, resigned or retired rather than comply with the s…
Public Health – Idaho North Central District on Tuesday reported one new death related to COVID-19 in Latah County.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
OLYMPIA — Monday was the final day for thousands of workers in Washington who want to keep their jobs to prove they’v…
In a move that will resonate throughout the sports world and beyond, Washington State fired its football coach Monday…
Local school districts continue to identify COVID-19 cases among students and staff, but administrators say mask-wear…
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Four more deaths related to COVID-19 were reported Friday on the Palouse, including two deaths in Latah County.
Friday, October 15, 2021
Whitman County on Thursday reported another death related to COVID-19 along with three more hospitalizations.
OLYMPIA — Starting Nov. 15, people in Washington state will need to either provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a…
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
On Tuesday, two new deaths related to COVID-19 were reported in Latah County and one new death was reported in Whitma…
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Whitman County reported two new deaths related to COVID-19 since its last report Friday, according to an update from …
A panelist at the University of Idaho’s Borah Symposium on Monday said inequitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution worl…
Friday, October 08, 2021
COEUR D’ALENE — The northern Idaho hospital that was the first in the state to institute health care rationing becaus…
Gritman Medical Center said in a release Thursday the hospital’s COVID-19 patient care unit is “once again filled to …
Thursday, October 07, 2021
The Washington Department of Health’s latest data shows two more deaths and three more hospitalizations related to CO…
Boats moored near the ice rink in downtown McCall. The photo was taken the evening of Sept. 24 by Chris Dopke, of Moscow.
Health officials knew that at least 749 adults and 15 children were in Idaho hospitals with COVID-19 on Saturday.
Wednesday, October 06, 2021
Sixty new cases of COVID-19 were reported Tuesday on the Palouse, according to updates from local health agencies.
Tuesday, October 05, 2021
Seventy-eight new COVID-19 cases were tallied on the Palouse during the weekend and Monday, according to local health…
Saturday, October 02, 2021
Whitman County reported 31 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, while Latah County added 17 more cases, according to an u…
Friday, October 01, 2021
Whitman County reported two more hospitalizations related to COVID-19 on Thursday, and Gritman Medical Center in Mosc…
A group representing school board members around the country asked President Joe Biden on Thursday for federal assist…
Thursday, September 30, 2021
OMAHA, Neb. — More than a year after U.S. health care workers on the front lines against COVID-19 were saluted as her…
Five more COVID-19 deaths were reported in north central Idaho and southeastern Washington on Wednesday.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Local physicians took part in a news conference Tuesday to discuss the state of Pullman’s health care resources and to urge people to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Two deaths and two more hospitalizations related to COVID-19 were reported since Friday in Whitman County.
The Latah County Office of the Department of Motor Vehicles will reopen today with limited staffing after closing its…