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News and Health Alerts

Here you’ll find the latest news and health alerts from Panhandle Health District. We are committed to providing important health information in a timely, accurate, and helpful manner. For questions or media inquires, please contact the Public Information Officer:

Katherine HoyerPublic Information/Communications Officer
Phone: (208) 415-5108
Email: khoyer@phd1.idaho.gov

2020 News Releases

09/25/2020: Flu Vaccine Available at all PHD Clinic Locations

09/15/2020: PHD Awarded $1,000,000 Grant to Help Combat Opioid Use Disorder

09/11/2020: PHD & DEQ Issue Wildfire Smoke Advisory for North Idaho

09/11/2020: PHD Accredited by ADCES to Provide Quality Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support

09/04/2020: Caution Advised on Lake Cocolalla due to Potential Harmful Algal Bloom

08/26/2020: PHD Confirms First COVID-19 Related Death in Boundary County

08/11/2020: PHD Confirms First COVID-19 Related Death in Benewah County

08/05/2020: PHD Provides Community Spread Categories for School Districts in Response to COVID-19

07/31/2020: Community Transmission Identified in Boundary & Shoshone Counties

07/30/2020: PHD Confirms First COVID-19 Related Death in Shoshone County

07/23/2020: Emergency Restriction Order: Face Coverings in Kootenai County

07/22/2020: Health Advisory Harmful Algal Bloom on Fernan Lake

07/21/2020: PHD Board of Health Meeting 7/23/2020

07/13/2020: COVID-19 Test Ordering Changes

07/08/2020: PHD Board of Health COVID-19 Position Statement

07/02/2020: First COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Shoshone County

06/29/2020: PHD Seeking Call Center Volunteers

06/29/2020: Local Health Leaders Provide COVID-19 Guidance

06/25/2020: Boundary County Confirms First Case of COVID-19

06/15/2020: PHD Confirms First COVID-19 Related Death in Area

06/11/2020: When in Doubt, Throw it Out! Canning Safety Tips

06/04/2020: Community Spread Identified in Benewah and Bonner Counties

05/27/2020: Panhandle Area COVID-19 Updates Change

05/23/2020: First COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Benewah County

05/17/2020: Eye of the COVID-19 Storm

05/13/2020: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

05/10/2020: COVID-19 Bulletin – Facing Risks

05/08/2020: COVID-19 Bulletin – Children and COVID-19

05/03/2020: COVID-19 Bulletin – Restaurant Reopening Plans

05/01/2020: COVID-19 Bulletin – Taking Care of those Pipes

04/29/2020: COVID-19 Bulletin – Properly Using Cleaning Products

04/27/2020: COVID-19 Case Count at 65 for the Panhandle

04/25/2020: COVID-19 Bulletin – Antibody Testing

04/24/2020: COVID-19 Bulletin – Opening North Idaho

04/23/2020: COVID-19 Case Count at 63 for Panhandle

04/22/2020: COVID-19 Case Count at 60 for Panhandle

04/22/2020: COVID-19 Bulletin – Stopping Stigma

04/21/2020: COVID-19 Case Count at 58 for Panhandle

04/20/2020: COVID-19 Bulletin – Maintaining Personal Health

04/20/2020: COVID-19 Case Count at 56 for Panhandle

04/18/2020: COVID-19 Bulletin – Stay Connected, Apart

04/17/2020: COVID-19 Case Count at 54 for Panhandle

04/16/2020: PHD COVID-19 Hotline Hours Changing

04/16/2020: COVID-19 Bulletin – Stay Home Order Extended

04/16/2020: COVID-19 Case Count at 53 for Panhandle

04/15/2020: COVID-19 Bulletin – WIC is Here for You

04/15/2020: COVID-19 Case Count at 52 for Panhandle

04/14/2020: COVID-19 Bulletin – Planning and Preparation

04/13/2020: COVID-19 Case Count at 49 for Panhandle

04/10/2020: COVID-19 Case Count at 48 for Panhandle

04/08/2020: COVID-19 Bulletin – How to Safely go to Medical Appointments

04/07/2020: COVID-19 Bulletin – Navigating Holidays

04/07/2020: COVID-19 Case Count at 45 for Panhandle

04/06/2020: COVID-19 Bulletin – CDC Facemask Update

04/05/2020: COVID-19 Bulletin – Main Functions of PHD During Pandemic

04/05/2020: COVID-19 Case Count Update

04/04/2020: COVID-19 Bulletin – Vaping and Smoking Risks

04/03/2020: COVID-19 Case Count Update

04/02/2020: COVID-19 Case Count Update

04/02/2020: COVID-19 Bulletin – Caring for Someone at Home

04/01/2020: COVID-19 Case Count Update

04/01/2020: COVID-19 Bulletin – Contact Tracing II

03/31/2020: COVID-19 Case Count Update

03/30/2020: COVID-19 Case Count Update

03/30/2020: COVID-19 Bulletin – Community Transmission

03/29/2020: COVID-19 Case Count Update

03/27/2020: COVID-19 Case Count Update

03/26/2020: PHD Announces Tenth Case of COVID-19

03/26/2020: COVID-19 Bulletin – Defining Pandemic Words

03/25/2020: PHD Announces Ninth Case of COVID-19

03/24/2020: COVID-19 Bulletin – Guidance for our Community

03/24/2020: PHD Announces Two Additional Cases of COVID-19

03/22/2020: COVID-19 Bulletin – Flu vs. COVID-19

03/22/2020: PHD Announces Three Additional Cases of COVID-19

03/20/2020: COVID-19 Bulletin – Employers and Work Release

03/20/2020: PHD Announces Two Additional Cases of COVID-19

03/19/2020: COVID-19 Bulletin – Contact Tracing & Meet Our Epis

03/19/2020: PHD Confirms First Case of COVID-19 in Kootenai County

03/18/2020: COVID-19 Bulletin – Testing

03/16/2020: COVID-19 Bulletin – Community

03/16/2020: Updated Guidance on Mass Gatherings

03/14/2020: COVID-19 Bulletin – Protecting Yourself

03/12/2020: PHD & IDHW Announce Guidance for Mass Gatherings and Public Events

03/02/2020: PHD and Kootenai Health Provide Best Practices to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

01/8/2020: Panhandle Health District Invites You to Come PLAY

2015 News Releases

12/14/2015: PHD Reports First Flu-related Death of 2015-16 Flu Season
12/10/2015: Health Advisory Lifted for Fernan and Black Lakes
11/24/2015: Blood Lead Levels Continue to Decrease in the Silver Valley
11/20/2015: It’s Turkey Time: Thanksgiving Food Safety Tips
10/16/2015: Health Advisory Issued for Black Lake
10/7/2015: Blue-green Algae Advisory Lifted for Hayden and Avondale Lakes
9/18/2015: SepticSmart Week Stresses Importance of Septic System Maintenance
9/3/2015: Aqua Park and St. Joe River Reopened to Boat Traffic
9/1/2015: Oil Sheen on St. Joe River Prompts Closure of Aqua Park
7/10/2015: Bat Tests Positive for Rabies at Priest Lake
7/9/2015: Health Advisory Issued for Hayden Lake
7/7/2015: Wildfire Smoke Advisory Issued in North Idaho
6/30/2015: Health Advisory Issued for Avondale Lake
6/26/2015: Health Advisory Issued for Fernan Lake
6/25/2015: Community Health Leaders Collaborate to Enhance Region’s Health Care
6/23/2015: Health Experts Offer Tips for Beating the Heat in Advance of Hoopfest, Ironman Coeur d’Alene
6/22/2015: Gonorrhea Cases at All-Time High in North Idaho
6/3/2015: 5 Ways to Avoid Lead Exposure in the Silver Valley
5/18/2015: Boomers Helping Boomers: Senior Companion Program offers unique support
3/31/2015: National Public Health Week Addresses Idaho’s Health Concerns
3/24/2015: Nurse-Family Partnership Expanding to Help More First-time Mothers
3/6/2015: 3 Steps to Cleaner Water
2/23/2015: Keep Your Family Healthy During Spring Break
2/13/2015: Nurse-Family Partnership Program Celebrates Idaho’s First Graduate
2/4/2015: Protect Yourself Against the Measles
1/15/2015: Survey Says… Obesity and Mental Health Top Health Problems for North Idaho