Idaho COVID-19

    March 9, 2020

    Please note: The CDC is not accurate and has removed particular pages in relation to testing, i.e., the site has been politically compromised by the current WH administration. For more complete information visit the Johns Hopkins website or the World Health Organization [WHO] website. –dayle

    From the state of Idaho:

    “Idaho public health officials are monitoring the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation very closely. Idaho is currently reporting no cases. [As of 3.9.20 at 1 pm.]

    Officials are working with CDC and other states and are also in regular communication with Idaho public health districts and healthcare providers around the state. We are prepared to respond if someone is sick or exposed.”

    Idaho’s South Central Public Health District has opened an informational hotline for  concerns about the novel coronavirus:


    Th hotline will be accessible from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    The South Central Public Health District is also updating information on its website,, and its social media pages.

    From James Dawson at Boise State Public Radio:

    Idaho health insurers Blue Cross, Regence, SelectHealth, Pacific Source and Mountain Health Co-Op are all voluntarily waiving costs for #Coronavirus testing. There are still no confirmed cases here and 10 people are still being monitored. @RadioDawson

    “CEO of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations Dr Richard Hatchett explains the long-term dangers of the Covid-19 coronavirus – saying it’s the scariest outbreak he’s dealt with in his 20-year career.”
    UPDATE 3.10.2020
    State of Idaho Department of Insurance:
    ‘Health insurance carriers waiving co-sharing for Coronavirus testing BOISE, ID – In an effort to protect Idaho individuals and families, health insurance carriers are waiving co-sharing for Coronavirus testing. While other states mandated the waiving of the co-sharing action, Idaho health insurance carriers voluntarily took this responsible action. For Idahoans who are insured on employer-based, selffunded plans that may not be waiving, it is advised they consult with their HR department. The Idaho carriers waiving co-sharing are:
    • Blue Cross
    • Regence
    • SelectHealth
    • Pacific Source
    • Mountain Health Co-Op
    “We are in full support of Governor Little’s initiative to protect Idahoans in preparations for the Coronavirus,” said Director Dean Cameron. “We are thankful there are currently no reported cases in Idaho, and we commend our health insurance carriers for their compassion and assistance for Idaho families in waiving co-sharing.”’
    Posted by dayle at 12:52 pm
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