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Panhandle Health asking for time, patience with vaccine
January 23, 2021 1:08 a.m.

Panhandle Health asking for time, patience with vaccine

Rollout progressing as locals wait their turns.

PHD: Virus positivity rate 24%
December 15, 2020 1 a.m.

PHD: Virus positivity rate 24%

Second-highest in the state

Virus positivity rate very high

Four more dead as COVID continues its climb
November 24, 2020 1:08 a.m.

Four more dead as COVID continues its climb

Panhandle Health reports the death toll has reached 103 in North Idaho.

PHD: COVID-19 positivity declining
August 21, 2020 1:06 a.m.

PHD: COVID-19 positivity declining

Active cases down to 528; Virus hospitalizations fall

Got a medical condition? Mask mandate has limits
August 10, 2020 1:09 a.m.

Got a medical condition? Mask mandate has limits

The Justice Department has issued an advisory on cards and flyers circulating that falsely claim to exempt people from wearing face masks.

Beware of Rocky Mountain spotted fever
May 13, 2020 1 a.m.

Beware of Rocky Mountain spotted fever

With so much focus on COVID-19 and the havoc it is wreaking across the world, it is easy to forget about other diseases and illnesses afflicting our population.

Children and COVID-19
May 8, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Children and COVID-19

The coronavirus, or COVID-19, has disrupted our lives in many ways and it can be especially hard for our children. They have been unable to socialize with their friends and extended family, they are virtually learning outside a classroom setting, parks and playgrounds have been a no-go zone. Times are stressful and it is important to watch for signs of stress not only in ourselves, but also our children.

COVID-19 cases  low, caution high
May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

COVID-19 cases low, caution high

The number of coronavirus cases in Kootenai County and North Idaho remains low.

Take care of those precious pipes
May 1, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Take care of those precious pipes

With many of us being home more than we previously were, you may find yourself using one particular area of your home more: your bathroom.

Opening up North Idaho
April 25, 2020 1:05 a.m.

Opening up North Idaho

The day is fast approaching when North Idaho businesses will begin opening their doors. Gov. Little announced Thursday morning his staged approach which includes epidemiological benchmarks that must be met to reopen Idaho. The governor based his plan on data and guidance from the CDC, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, and his business task force.

Stopping stigma and discrimination
April 24, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Stopping stigma and discrimination

This is a series about COVID-19 preparation and regional updates. Check the Press daily for new information, tips, and ways our health care professionals are working to keep our community safe.

LOCAL CORONAVIRUS BULLETIN Staying apart isn’t easy, but it’s right
April 20, 2020 1:11 a.m.

LOCAL CORONAVIRUS BULLETIN Staying apart isn’t easy, but it’s right

This is a series about COVID-19 preparation and regional updates. Check the Press daily for new information, tips, and ways our health care professionals are working to keep our community safe.

How to safely go to medical appointments
April 11, 2020 1:05 a.m.

How to safely go to medical appointments

This is a series about COVID-19 preparation and regional updates. Check the Press daily for new information, tips, and ways our health care professionals are working to keep our community safe.

LOCAL CORONAVIRUS BULLETIN Smoking and vaping risk with COVID-19
April 5, 2020 1:10 a.m.

LOCAL CORONAVIRUS BULLETIN Smoking and vaping risk with COVID-19

Everyone is at risk of contracting COVID-19. For those who smoke, vape, or use e-cigarettes, the risk of developing severe illness from COVID-19 could be even greater.

Caring for someone at home
April 3, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Caring for someone at home

This is a series about COVID-19 preparation and regional updates. Check The Press daily for new information, tips, and ways our health care professionals are working to keep our community safe.

Defining key pandemic words
March 27, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Defining key pandemic words

This is a series about COVID-19 preparation and regional updates. Check The Press daily for new information, tips, and ways our health care professionals are working to keep our community safe.

Flu vs. COVID-19: Can’t compare them
March 23, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Flu vs. COVID-19: Can’t compare them

This is a series about COVID-19 preparation and regional updates. Check The Press and cdapress.com daily for new information, tips, and ways our healthcare professionals are working to keep our community safe.

Disease detectives to the rescue
March 20, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Disease detectives to the rescue

This is part of an ongoing series about COVID-19 preparation and regional updates. Check the Press daily for new information, tips, and ways our health care professionals are working to keep our community safe.

Legislators debate electronic smoking device bill
March 7, 2020 1:14 a.m.

Legislators debate electronic smoking device bill

A bill that wraps Idaho's regulation of electronic smoking products into its tobacco laws sparked fierce debate Friday, compelling a local lawmaker who also runs a Post Falls vape shop to charge that his wares are not dangerous and can even benefit young people who have already turned to smoking.