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COVID-19: lo que necesitas saber en Español.

It's natural to have questions about something new. Even months into the COVID-19 pandemic, research is providing better answers to our questions every day. It's difficult to keep up with all of the good, bad, and downright dangerous information shared about COVID-19 and the vaccines to fight this virus. We can help you find information that is supported by peer-reviewed science as you do the research to make the best decisions possible for your family.

Information about COVID-19 Variants.
Masking guidance for your county.

South Central Public Health District is working closely with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and healthcare providers throughout the region. SCPHD encourages everyone to take precautions to avoid all respiratory diseases including keeping six feet between you and people you don't live with, wearing masks in public areas, sanitizing commonly touched surfaces frequently, and washing your hands regularly for at last 20 seconds.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Call your medical provider for an evaluation if you begin to show symptoms or believe you have COVID-19. If you do not have a provider, call 211 for assistance. Click here for a list of testing locations near you. Please isolate until you receive the results from your test and review these guidelines.

A COVID-19 hotline is available every business day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on weekends.

Number for the English line: (208) 737-1138
Para cualquier pregunta llame al (208) 737-5965

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Answers to frequently asked questions
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Research, providers, and updates.

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Data includes cases reported by 5 p.m. each day.
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Total number of cases reported each calendar day. Updated on Wednesdays.
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Demographic data updated on Wednesdays.
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New and total cases by age range. Updated on Wednesdays.
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Other resources and guidance
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Daily Data Dashboard

The data below was updated for 1/21/2022. The data is updated Monday through Friday after 5:00 p.m.
*Data will not be updated on State or Federal Holidays or other days the health district offices are closed*
Numbers are reported by primary residence. If investigation shows an indivdual's primary residence is in a different county than the address orginially listed in the lab report, that case will be transferred to the correct county and the associated health district or health department.

The data is pulled at 5 p.m. This data reflects all cases reported since the last update. Daily case numbers found here will vary slightly because they include all cases reported from midnight to midnight. It is not uncommon to have 30 or more cases reported after 5 p.m. during case surges. Those evening cases will be included in daily case data (compiled on Wednesdays) but won't appear in the daily update until the the next day.

Data presented on this page may be slightly different from data presented on IDHW website because of when each set of numbers are pulled. SCPHD data will likely be pulled later than IDHW data and may reflect more cases.

How are the numbers reported?
Current cases confirmed or under investigation in Idaho and fatalities by county.

See daily case numbers here.

COVID-19 Variants

When a virus attacks it spreads quickly through the body by multiplying. With every new copy of the virus a mutation is possible. These mutations can sometimes cause the virus to act a little bit different: spreading more quickly or more slowly, causing worse or less severe infections, becoming more resistant or less resistant to antibodies, etc. When this happens, the mutation may be givven its own name and labeled a variant. Some of these variants die off quickly, others spread rapidly around the world. If the disease is spreading, new variants will continue to emerge. Public health on the local, state, federal, and world level will all continue to work together to help monitor all variants of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Learn more about variants

Omicron Pamphlet in English. Folleto Omicron en español.
Link to variants listed by county
(Click the link above, then click on the "laboratory testing" tab. From there you can sort by county to see how many and which variants have been discovered.)

Regional Risk Levels and Mask Guidance

See the summary for each county below. Click on the image to see the metrics for each county, guidance for the designated risk level, and mask guidance for each county. If you have any question about the risk level assessment, please call the COVID-19 hotline.

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Last full assessment update: 1/13/2022. Next expected update: 1/27/2022.
Regional Risk Level Plan

See how this plan translates to local School District plans here.
See daily case numbers here.

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Hotline Number: (208) 737-1138