First Payette County COVID-19 Case Confirmed


First Payette County COVID-19 Case Confirmed

CANYON COUNTY, ID – Southwest District Health (SWDH) has confirmed the first COVID-19 case in Payette County in a female in her 20s. The individual in this case experienced mild symptoms and recovered at home.  The point of transmission is under investigation. Additional case-specific information about this individual is confidential and will not be released.

Southwest District Health epidemiologists will investigate cases of possible contact with confirmed cases. Household members and anyone who had close, prolonged exposure to a confirmed case will be asked to self-isolate at home. Staff from SWDH will contact them, provide guidance, and monitor them closely for symptoms.

“We are working to take the right steps at the right time to slow the spread of this disease,” said SWDH District Director Nikki Zogg. “While this is a new virus, working to control communicable disease of all types is what our staff are trained to do and what they do each day all year long,” said Zogg.

Zogg encourages everyone to do their part to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by following these recommended actions:

  • Practice social distancing by avoiding crowds and staying at least 6 feet from others
  • Decrease time in group settings when possible
  • Limit unnecessary travel; postpone or cancel out of town vacations and out of state travel
  • Use drive through or delivery services for every day errands when possible
  • Shelter in place if you are at increased risk for severe illness
  • Shelter in place for 14 days after returning from travel to an area with known community spread
  • Create a plan for how to safely care for a household member if they become ill.

Additional information on how to slow the spread of COVID-19 can be found at:

Southwest District Health offers a COVID-19 call center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The hotline can be reached at (208) 455-5411. For Idaho-specific information about the novel coronavirus, please visit

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Media Contact:
Katrina Williams
Southwest District Health
(208) 455-5317 or (208) 899-1268