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SWDH announces first flu-related death reported in the region this year; It is not too late to get your flu vaccination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CALDWELL, IDAHO – Southwest District Health officials announced the first reported flu-related death of the 2022-2023 flu season in the [...]

Southwest District Health notes increase in RSV cases; encourages RSV and flu illness prevention and common sense

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Southwest District Health notes increase in RSV cases;   encourages RSV and flu illness prevention and common sense  Southwest District Health [...]

CYANOBACTERIA PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORIES LIFTED FOR HELLS CANYON RESERVOIR, BROWNLEE RESERVOIR AND LAKE LOWELL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CYANOBACTERIA PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORIES LIFTED FOR HELLS CANYON RESERVOIR, BROWNLEE RESERVOIR AND LAKE LOWELL  Southwest District Health, in conjunction with [...]

CYANOBACTERIA PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY LIFTED FOR CJ STRIKE RESERVOIR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  CYANOBACTERIA PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY LIFTED  FOR CJ STRIKE RESERVOIR Southwest District Health, in conjunction with the Idaho Department of Environmental [...]

Human West Nile Virus Case Identified in Canyon County Health Officials Encourage Taking Precautions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Human West Nile Virus Case Identified in Canyon County Health Officials Encourage Taking Precautions CALDWELL, IDAHO – West Nile virus [...]

Health advisory issued for LAKE LOWELL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Health advisory issued for LAKE LOWELL Based on Idaho’s Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) testing and Idaho’s public health advisory [...]

Adams County Bat Tests Positive for Rabies; Health Officials Urge Caution Around All Bats

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Adams County Bat Tests Positive for Rabies; Health Officials Urge Caution Around All Bats  CALDWELL, IDAHO – A bat found [...]

Health advisory issued for HELLS CANYON RESERVOIR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Health advisory issued for HELLS CANYON RESERVOIR Based on Idaho’s Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) testing and Idaho’s public health [...]

Health advisory issued for BROWNLEE RESERVOIR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Health advisory issued for BROWNLEE RESERVOIR Based on Idaho’s Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) testing and Idaho’s public health advisory [...]

Canyon County Monkeypox Disease Investigation Concluded

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Canyon County Monkeypox Disease Investigation Concluded  CALDWELL, IDAHO – The epidemiologic disease investigation has been concluded for the probable case [...]

Case of Monkeypox Reported in Canyon County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CALDWELL, IDAHO – Southwest District Health (SWDH) is announcing the first case of monkeypox in its jurisdiction of an Idaho [...]

Health advisory issued for CJ STRIKE RESERVOIR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Health advisory issued for CJ STRIKE RESERVOIR                           [...]

BLUE-GREEN ALGAE HEALTH ADVISORY LIFTED FOR LAKE LOWELL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLUE-GREEN ALGAE HEALTH ADVISORY LIFTED FOR LAKE LOWELL              CALDWELL, IDAHO – Southwest District Health—in conjunction with the [...]

Availability of monoclonal antibody treatment expands to North Nampa; vaccines continue to be best defense against COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Availability of monoclonal antibody treatment expands to North Nampa; vaccines continue to be best defense against COVID-19 CALDWELL, IDAHO – [...]

Idaho public health officials confirm first COVID-19 child death

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Idaho public health officials confirm first COVID-19 child death The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) and Southwest District [...]

Vaccine appointments available at Southwest District Health for individuals aged 5 and older following Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 pediatric vaccine approval for children ages 5-11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vaccine appointments available at Southwest District Health for individuals aged 5 and older following Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 pediatric vaccine approval for [...]

CYANOBACTERIA PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY LIFTED FOR HELLS CANYON RESERVOIR AND BROWNLEE RESERVOIR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CYANOBACTERIA PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY LIFTED FOR HELLS CANYON RESERVOIR AND BROWNLEE RESERVOIR               CALDWELL, IDAHO [...]

Rabid bats found in Canyon County; health officials urge caution around all bats

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rabid bats found in Canyon County; health officials urge caution around all bats CALDWELL, IDAHO – Two bats found at [...]

New COVID-19 data collection tool launched

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New COVID-19 data collection tool launched CALDWELL, IDAHO – COVID-19 incidence rates across the six-county region Southwest District Health (SWDH) serves remain high and [...]

Troubling Data Trends on Youth Behavioral Health in Southwest Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Troubling Data Trends on Youth Behavioral Health in Southwest Idaho CALDWELL, IDAHO – Data showing troubling trends amongst youth behavioral health were shared by Southwest [...]

Health advisories issued for Lake Lowell, Hells Canyon Reservoir and Brownlee Reservoir

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Health advisories issued for Lake Lowell, Hells Canyon Reservoir and Brownlee Reservoir                  [...]

Human West Nile Virus Case Identified in Canyon County Health Officials Encourage Taking Precautions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Human West Nile Virus Case Identified in Canyon County Health Officials Encourage Taking Precautions              [...]

Southwest District Health Issues Excessive Heat Public Health Advisory for Adams, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, and Washington Counties

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Southwest District Health Issues Excessive Heat Public Health Advisory for Adams, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, and Washington Counties     [...]

Southwest District Health Board of Health passes resolution supporting individuals’ abilities to make responsible decisions concerning their own health and well-being

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Southwest District Health Board of Health passes resolution supporting individuals' abilities to make responsible decisions concerning their own health and [...]

Southwest District Health Pauses the Use of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

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All Idahoans aged 16+ can now access COVID-19 vaccine in Adams, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, and Washington Counties

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE All Idahoans aged 16+ can now access COVID-19 vaccine in Adams, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, and Washington Counties CALDWELL, IDAHO – Effective [...]

Southwest District Health COVID-19 Health Alert Level system retired; All Idahoans aged 45+ and those 16+ living in congregate settings can now access COVID-19 vaccine in Adams, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, and Washington Counties

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Southwest District Health COVID-19 Health Alert Level system retired; All Idahoans aged 45+ and those 16+ living in congregate settings [...]

Southwest District Health Investigating Confirmed Norovirus in Caldwell Casual Dining Establishment; Numerous Instances of Customer Gastrointestinal Upset Reported

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Southwest District Health Investigating Confirmed Norovirus in Caldwell Casual Dining Establishment; Numerous Instances of Customer Gastrointestinal Upset Reported CALDWELL, IDAHO [...]

Southwest District Health Jurisdiction Continues Declining Daily Incidence Rates; Anticipated Changes to Health Alert Level Data Metrics Following Board of Health Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Southwest District Health Jurisdiction Continues Declining Daily Incidence Rates; Anticipated Changes to Health Alert Level Data Metrics Following Board of [...]

Southwest District Health opens vaccine appointments to newly eligible groups on March 15; Resources launched for businesses in subgroup 2.3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Southwest District Health opens vaccine appointments to newly eligible groups on March 15; Resources launched for businesses in subgroup 2.3 [...]

Counties Remain in Gray and Yellow Health Alert Levels; Counties Continue Declining Daily Incidence Rates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Counties Remain in Gray and Yellow Health Alert Levels; Counties Continue Declining Daily Incidence Rates CALDWELL, IDAHO – Southwest District [...]

Counties Continue Declining Daily Incidence Rates; UK Coronavirus Confirmed Within Southwest District Health’s Jurisdiction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Counties Continue Declining Daily Incidence Rates; UK Coronavirus Variant Confirmed Within Southwest District Health’s Jurisdiction CALDWELL, IDAHO – Southwest District [...]

For the First Time in 2021 Half of the Counties Within Southwest District Health’s Jurisdiction Reach Gray Alert Level

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For the First Time in 2021 Half of the Counties Within Southwest District Health’s Jurisdiction Reach Gray Alert Level CALDWELL, [...]

First confirmed infection with coronavirus variant in SW Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE First confirmed infection with coronavirus variant in SW Idaho The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) and Southwest District [...]

COVID-19 Public Health Advisory Lifted for Adams, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, and Washington Counties

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COVID-19 Public Health Advisory Lifted for Adams, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, and Washington Counties                [...]

All six counties have moved out of the red health alert level; Counties within Southwest District Health’s jurisdiction continue to see declining daily incidence rates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE All six counties have moved out of the red health alert level; Counties within Southwest District Health’s jurisdiction continue to […]

Southwest District Health Vaccine Scheduling Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Southwest District Health Vaccine Scheduling Update  CALDWELL, IDAHO – Vaccinating our older adult population (65 and older), is currently high [...]

Southwest District Health Vaccine Scheduling Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Southwest District Health Vaccine Scheduling Update  CALDWELL, IDAHO – Vaccinating our older adult population (65 and older), is currently high [...]

Four counties within Southwest District Health’s jurisdiction at orange health alert level

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Four counties within Southwest District Health’s jurisdiction at orange health alert level  CALDWELL, IDAHO – COVID-19 continues to spread throughout [...]

COVID-19 vaccine appointments begin opening for residents 65 years and older in Central District Health, Southwest District Health jurisdictions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COVID-19 vaccine appointments begin opening for residents 65 years and older in Central District Health, Southwest District Health jurisdictions Vaccine [...]

Three counties within Southwest District Health’s jurisdiction moved to orange health alert level

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COVID-19 vaccine appointments begin opening for residents 65 years and older in Central District Health, Southwest District Health jurisdictions Vaccine [...]

Southwest District Health COVID-19 notification sign-up form and vaccination site locator publicly available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Southwest District Health COVID-19 notification sign-up form and vaccination site locator publicly available CALDWELL, IDAHO – Southwest District Health's (SWDH) [...]

Owyhee County moves to orange COVID-19 health alert level; five counties in Southwest District Health jurisdiction remain at the red alert level

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Owyhee County moves to orange COVID-19 health alert level; five counties in Southwest District Health jurisdiction remain at the red [...]

The six-county jurisdiction of Southwest District Health remains at the red health alert level

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The six-county jurisdiction of Southwest District Health remains at the red health alert level  CALDWELL, IDAHO – COVID-19 continues to [...]

Health alert levels remain unchanged across the six-county jurisdiction of Southwest District Health; Holiday COVID-19 safety reminders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Health alert levels remain unchanged across the six-county jurisdiction of Southwest District Health; Holiday COVID-19 safety reminders CALDWELL, IDAHO – [...]

Southwest District Health continues COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort; Moderna vaccine received

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CALDWELL, IDAHO –  Southwest District Health staff continue to coordinate the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. The first shipment of [...]

Health alert levels remain unchanged across the six-county jurisdiction of Southwest District Health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Health alert levels remain unchanged across the six-county jurisdiction of Southwest District Health CALDWELL, IDAHO – Daily incidence rates of [...]

Southwest District Health successfully distributes first round of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine received to medical clinic, hospital partners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Southwest District Health successfully distributes first round of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine received to medical clinic, hospital partners CALDWELL, IDAHO –  Southwest [...]

Southwest District Health announces expanded COVID-19 testing services available through the end of the year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Southwest District Health announces expanded COVID-19 testing services available through the end of the year CALDWELL, IDAHO –  Southwest District [...]

Red health alert level maintained across the six-county jurisdiction of Southwest District Health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Red health alert level maintained across the six-county jurisdiction of Southwest District Health CALDWELL, IDAHO – Daily incidence rates of [...]

Adams County moved to red health alert level; Daily incidence rate maintained across the District

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Adams County moved to red health alert level; Daily incidence rate maintained across the District CALDWELL, IDAHO – Daily incidence [...]

COVID-19 Related Death Reporting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COVID-19 Related Death Reporting CALDWELL, IDAHO – Southwest District Health COVID-19 Investigators presently are reviewing a list of twelve (12) [...]

Adams County meets criteria for community transmission; counties are unmoved from previous weeks’ health alert level designation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Adams County meets criteria for community transmission; counties are unmoved from previous weeks’ health alert level designation  CALDWELL, IDAHO – [...]

CYANOBACTERIA PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY LIFTED FOR BROWNLEE RESERVOIR

Public Health Advisory CYANOBACTERIA PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY LIFTED FOR BROWNLEE RESERVOIR  Southwest District Health, in conjunction with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality [...]

Southwest District Health Board of Health meeting format to change

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Southwest District Health Board of Health meeting format to change CALDWELL, IDAHO –  The format of the Southwest District Health [...]

Adams County moved to health alert level yellow

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Adams County moved to health alert level yellow CALDWELL, IDAHO – Daily incidence rates continue to increase across the majority [...]

Fall and winter holiday guidance; COVID-19 safety recommendations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fall and winter holiday guidance; COVID-19 safety recommendations  CALDWELL, IDAHO  – Traditional fall and winter holiday gatherings with family and [...]

Southwest District Health Issues COVID-19 Public Health Advisory for Adams, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, and Washington Counties Advisory now in effect

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Southwest District Health Issues COVID-19 Public Health Advisory for Adams, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, and Washington Counties Advisory now in [...]

Gem, Owyhee, and Payette Counties moved to health alert level red

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gem, Owyhee, and Payette Counties moved to health alert level red CALDWELL, IDAHO – Daily incidence rates continue to increase [...]

Second Amended Release– No mask mandate meeting or vote scheduled Thursday, November 19, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Second Amended Release-- No mask mandate meeting or vote scheduled Thursday, November 19, 2020 CALDWELL, IDAHO – Our previous news [...]

CYANOBACTERIA PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY LIFTED FOR LAKE LOWELL

Public Health Advisory CYANOBACTERIA PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY LIFTED FOR LAKE LOWELL Southwest District Health, in conjunction with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), [...]

Payette County moved from health alert level red; Multiple counties at health alert level orange

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Canyon and Washington Counties moved to health alert level red CALDWELL, IDAHO – Daily incidence rates continue to increase across [...]

CYANOBACTERIA PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY LIFTED FOR HELLS CANYON RESERVOIR

Public Health Advisory CYANOBACTERIA PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY LIFTED FOR HELLS CANYON RESERVOIR  Southwest District Health, in conjunction with the Idaho Department of Environmental [...]

Case surges overwhelm public health efforts across Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Case surges overwhelm public health efforts across Idaho IDAHO – South Central Public Health District, Central District Health, Southwest District [...]

Payette County moved from health alert level red; Multiple counties at health alert level orange

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Payette County moved from health alert level red; Multiple counties at health alert level orange CALDWELL, IDAHO – Daily incidence [...]

Health Advisory Lifted for CJ Strike in Owyhee/Elmore Counties

NEWS RELEASE October 29, 2020 Health Advisory Lifted for CJ Strike in Owyhee/Elmore Counties Central District Health (CDH), Southwest District Health (SWDH), and [...]

Adams County moves to yellow during weekly health alert level reassessment; no other changes made to health alert levels

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Adams County moves to yellow during weekly health alert level reassessment; no other changes made to health alert levels CALDWELL, [...]

County health alert levels reassessed; no changes made

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE County health alert levels reassessed; no changes made CALDWELL, IDAHO – Southwest District Health staff reassessed county health alert levels. [...]

New COVID-19 information website available; County health alert levels reassessed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New COVID-19 information website available; County health alert levels reassessed CALDWELL, IDAHO – Southwest District Health is excited to announce [...]

Daily incidence rates edge upward; no changes to counties’ health alert levels this week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Daily incidence rates edge upward; no changes to counties’ health alert levels this week CALDWELL, IDAHO – No changes were [...]

Health alert levels for each county reassessed; increase in daily incidence rate noted in several counties

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Health alert levels for each county reassessed; increase in daily incidence rate noted in several counties CALDWELL, IDAHO – Southwest [...]

Washington County moves to yellow health alert level; Payette County remains in the red health alert level

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington County moves to yellow health alert level; Payette County remains in the red health alert level CALDWELL, IDAHO – [...]

Southwest District Health responds to inquiries regarding COVID-19 related death of Middleton School District employee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Southwest District Health responds to inquiries regarding COVID-19 related death of Middleton School District employee CANYON COUNTY, IDAHO – Southwest [...]

Health advisory issued for CJ Strike Reservoir in Owyhee/Elmore Counties; Cascade Reservoir in Valley County being monitored

Photo of CJ Strike Reservoir Harmful Algal Bloom Credit: Idaho DEQ Public Health Advisory September 18, 2020 Health advisory issued for CJ Strike [...]

Gem and Owyhee Counties move to yellow alert level; Payette County remains in the red alert level

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gem and Owyhee Counties move to yellow alert level; Payette County remains in the red alert level *2nd Amended News [...]

Canyon County moves to orange health alert level as downward trend in daily incidence rate continues

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Canyon County moves to orange health alert level as downward trend in daily incidence rate continues CALDWELL, IDAHO –Canyon County [...]

First COVID-19 Related Death Confirmed in Adams County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE First COVID-19 Related Death Confirmed in Adams County CALDWELL, IDAHO – Southwest District Health (SWDH) has reported the first Adams [...]

Southwest District Health shares information used for most recent county health alert level determination; encourages preventive actions for upcoming holiday weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Southwest District Health shares information used for most recent county health alert level determination; encourages preventive actions for upcoming holiday [...]

Health advisory issued for Lake Lowell

Public Health Advisory Health advisory issued for LAKE LOWELL CANYON COUNTY, ID — Southwest District Health and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality [...]

Southwest District Health responds to comments regarding hydroxychloroquine use for treatment of COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Southwest District Health responds to comments regarding hydroxychloroquine use for treatment of COVID-19 CALDWELL, IDAHO – In response to comments [...]

First COVID-19 Related Deaths Confirmed in Gem and Owyhee Counties

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE First COVID-19 Related Deaths Confirmed in Gem and Owyhee Counties CALDWELL, IDAHO – Southwest District Health (SWDH) has reported the [...]

Southwest District Health shares interim criteria for movement between health alert levels

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Southwest District Health shares interim criteria for movement between health alert levels CALDWELL, IDAHO – Southwest District Health has shared [...]

Amended Health advisory issued for BROWNLEE RESERVOIR

Public Health Advisory Amended Health advisory issued for BROWNLEE RESERVOIR Southwest District Health (SWDH) and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) are [...]

Southwest District Health Special Board of Health Meeting Rescheduled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Southwest District Health Special Board of Health Meeting Rescheduled CALDWELL, IDAHO – The Southwest District Health Board of Health will [...]

Southwest District Health Special Board of Health Meeting Cancelled; Will Be Rescheduled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Southwest District Health Special Board of Health Meeting Cancelled; Will Be Rescheduled CALDWELL, IDAHO – Due to continued security concerns [...]

Southwest District Health Special Board of Health Meeting Rescheduled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Southwest District Health Special Board of Health Meeting Rescheduled CALDWELL, IDAHO – The Southwest District Health Board of Health will [...]

Further details regarding Board of Health meeting cancellation provided

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Further details regarding Board of Health meeting cancellation provided CALDWELL, IDAHO - Southwest District Health’s Board of Health cancelled the [...]

Health advisories issued for HELLS CANYON RESERVOIR and BROWNLEE RESERVOIR

Public Health Advisory Health advisories issued for HELLS CANYON RESERVOIR and BROWNLEE RESERVOIR Southwest District Health (SWDH) and the Idaho Department of Environmental [...]

Notification of First Presumptive COVID-19 Related Death in Washington County Received

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Notification of First Presumptive COVID-19 Related Death in Washington County Received WASHINGTON COUNTY – Southwest District Health (SWDH) has received [...]

COVID-19 Community Transmission Detected in Washington County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COVID-19 Community Transmission Detected in Washington County WASHINGTON COUNTY, IDAHO - Community transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19 in [...]

Grupo de casos de COVID-19 confirmados en el condado de Washington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Grupo de casos de COVID-19 confirmados en el condado de Washington. CONDADO DE WASHINGTON, IDAHO – Southwest District Health (SWDH) [...]

Cluster of COVID-19 cases confirmed in Washington County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cluster of COVID-19 cases confirmed in Washington County WASHINGTON COUNTY, IDAHO – Southwest District Health (SWDH) has confirmed a cluster [...]

COVID-19 Community Transmission Detected in Owyhee County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COVID-19 Community Transmission Detected in Owyhee County OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO - Southwest District Health (SWDH) has confirmed detection of community [...]

Residents urged to stay close to home for recreational activities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Residents urged to stay close to home for recreational activities CALDWELL, IDAHO –  Public health officials are encouraging residents to [...]

COVID-19 Related Death Confirmed in Payette County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COVID-19 Related Death Confirmed in Payette County PAYETTE COUNTY – Southwest District Health (SWDH) has confirmed the first death associated [...]

COVID-19 Community Transmission Detected in Payette County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COVID-19 Community Transmission Detected in Payette County PAYETTE COUNTY, IDAHO - Southwest District Health (SWDH) has confirmed detection of community [...]

First Washington County COVID-19 Case Confirmed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE First Washington County COVID-19 Case Confirmed Southwest District Health (SWDH) has confirmed the first COVID-19 case in Washington County in [...]

COVID-19 Community Transmission Detected in Gem County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COVID-19 Community Transmission Detected in Gem County GEM COUNTY, IDAHO - Southwest District Health (SWDH) has confirmed detection of community [...]

First Adams County COVID-19 Case Confirmed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE First Adams County COVID-19 Case Confirmed Southwest District Health (SWDH) has confirmed the first COVID-19 case in Adams County in [...]

First Owyhee County COVID-19 Case Confirmed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE First Owyhee County COVID-19 Case Confirmed Southwest District Health (SWDH) has confirmed the first COVID-19 case in Owyhee County in [...]

Community COVID-19 Transmission Confirmed in Canyon County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Community COVID-19 Transmission Confirmed in Canyon County CANYON COUNTY, IDAHO - Southwest District Health (SWDH) has seen an increase in [...]

First Gem County COVID-19 Case Confirmed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE First Gem County COVID-19 Case Confirmed Southwest District Health (SWDH) has confirmed a case of COVID-19 in a male in [...]

Idaho reports 3 deaths related to COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Idaho reports 3 deaths related to COVID-19 The Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) and two local public health districts [...]

Community COVID-19 transmission identified in Treasure Valley

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Community COVID-19 transmission identified in Treasure Valley Ada and Canyon County residents urged to follow actionable outlined steps Central District [...]

First Payette County COVID-19 Case Confirmed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE First Payette County COVID-19 Case Confirmed CANYON COUNTY, ID - Southwest District Health (SWDH) has confirmed the first COVID-19 case [...]

MORE COVID-19 CASES CONFIRMED IN CANYON COUNTY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MORE COVID-19 CASES CONFIRMED IN CANYON COUNTY CANYON COUNTY, IDAHO – Southwest District Health has confirmed four additional cases of [...]

Confirmed COVID-19 Case at Middleton School District

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MORE COVID-19 CASES CONFIRMED IN CANYON COUNTY CANYON COUNTY, IDAHO – Southwest District Health has confirmed four additional cases of [...]

Southwest District Health Announces Canyon County COVID-19 Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Southwest District Health Announces Canyon County COVID-19 Case CANYON COUNTY, ID - Southwest District Health (SWDH) has confirmed a case [...]

IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE AND PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICTS UPDATE GUIDANCE FOR MASS GATHERINGS AND PUBLIC EVENTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE AND PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICTS UPDATE GUIDANCE FOR MASS GATHERINGS AND PUBLIC EVENTS CALDWELL, IDAHO [...]

SOUTHWEST DISTRICT HEALTH CALL CENTER ADDS WEEKEND HOURS FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENT OF FIRST COVID-19 CASE IN IDAHO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SOUTHWEST DISTRICT HEALTH CALL CENTER ADDS WEEKEND HOURS FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENT OF FIRST COVID-19 CASE IN IDAHO CALDWELL, IDAHO –  The [...]

IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE AND PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICTS ISSUE GUIDANCE FOR MASS GATHERINGS AND PUBLIC EVENTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE AND PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICTS ISSUE GUIDANCE FOR MASS GATHERINGS AND PUBLIC EVENTS CALDWELL, IDAHO [...]

SOUTHWEST DISTRICT HEALTH CHANGES CALL CENTER HOURS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                           SOUTHWEST DISTRICT HEALTH CHANGES CALL CENTER HOURS CALDWELL, IDAHO – Effective Monday, March 9, 2020 the hours for the Southwest [...]

SOUTHWEST DISTRICT HEALTH SETS UP CALL CENTER TO ANSWER CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CALLS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SOUTHWEST DISTRICT HEALTH SETS UP CALL CENTER TO ANSWER CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CALLS CALDWELL, IDAHO – Southwest District Health (SWDH) is [...]

HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOM ADVISORY LIFTED FOR LAKE LOWELL

Public Health Advisory FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOM (HAB) PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY LIFTED FOR HELLS CANYON RESERVOIR Southwest District Health, in conjunction [...]

HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOM (HAB) PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY LIFTED FOR HELLS CANYON RESERVOIR

Public Health Advisory FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOM (HAB) PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY LIFTED FOR HELLS CANYON RESERVOIR Southwest District Health, in conjunction [...]

HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOM ADVISORY LIFTED FOR BROWNLEE

Public Health Advisory FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOM ADVISORY LIFTED FOR BROWNLEE Southwest District Health, in conjunction with the Idaho Department of [...]

AMENDED Health Advisory Issued for Hells Canyon Reservoir

Public Health Advisory - Amended FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         AMENDED Health advisory issued for HELLS CANYON RESERVOIR amending affected area HELLS CANYON RESERVOIR, ID— [...]

Human West Nile Virus Cases Identified in Washington County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Human West Nile Virus Cases Identified in Washington County Health Officials Encourage Taking Precautions Mosquitoes trapped in Owyhee County have [...]

Health Advisory Issued for LAKE LOWELL

Public Health Advisory FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         Health Advisory Issued for LAKE LOWELL CANYON COUNTY, ID — Southwest District Health and the Idaho Department [...]

Health Advisory Issued for Hells Canyon Reservoir

Public Health Advisory FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         Health advisory issued for HELLS CANYON RESERVOIR HELLS CANYON RESERVOIR, ID— Southwest District Health (SWDH) and the [...]

Mosquitoes in Adams and Washington Counties Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Mosquitoes in Adams and Washington Counties Test Positive for West Nile Virus Mosquitoes trapped in Adams County and Washington County have tested positive [...]

Mosquitoes in Owyhee County Test Positive for West Nile Virus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mosquitoes in Owyhee County Test Positive for West Nile Virus Mosquitoes trapped in Owyhee County have tested positive for West [...]

*AMENDED* Health Advisory Issued for Brownlee Reservoir

Public Health Advisory FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         *AMENDED* Health advisory issued for BROWNLEE RESERVOIR Southwest District Health and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality [...]

Health Advisory Issued for Brownlee Reservoir

Public Health Advisory FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         Health advisory issued for BROWNLEE RESERVOIR Southwest District Health, Idaho Power, and the Idaho Department of Environmental [...]

Gem County Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gem County Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus Mosquitoes trapped in Gem County have tested positive for West Nile [...]

NEVER FEAR—READYKAMP IS NEAR!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CALDWELL, IDAHO - Southwest DistrictHealth (SWDH) and Southwest Idaho Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) are now inpreparation for Idaho READYKAMP 2019 [...]

Road Closure

Florida Will Be Closed Florida will be closed between Homedale Road & Karcher Road 5/28/19 – 6/7/19.  SWDH  Health will remain open.  Please [...]

BOH AGENDA & MINUTES TEST

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The Statewide Medical Countermeasure Full Scale Exercise

The statewide Medical Countermeasure Full Scale Exercise kicked off today! SWDH staff participated in a statewide conference call with the other six health [...]

Free Nitrate Screening

For Private Well/Spring Owners Southwest District Health will provide free testing for nitrate levels in drinking water for private well/spring owners at the […]

REGION 3 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH COMMUNITY CRISIS CENTER UPDATE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         Southwest District Health, in partnership with Lifeways Inc., is working on opening a crisis center which has been named the [...]

WIC SERVICES WILL NOT BE AFFECTED BY GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

Despite the government shutdown, WIC clinics are operating business as usual. Clinics are open for appointments. If you have any questions, please call […]

CYANOBACTERIA (BLUE-GREEN ALGAE) ADVISORY LIFTED FOR BROWNLEE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CYANOBACTERIA (BLUE-GREEN ALGAE) ADVISORY LIFTED FOR BROWNLEE Southwest District Health, in conjunction with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), […]

CYANOBACTERIA ADVISORY LIFTED FOR COTTONWOOD PARK AND CAMPGROUND AT C.J. STRIKE RESERVOIR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Southwest District Health (SWDH), in conjunction with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), has lifted the Health Advisory for […]

CYANOBACTERIA ADVISORY LIFTED FOR LAKE LOWELL

News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CYANOBACTERIA ADVISORY LIFTED FOR LAKE LOWELL Southwest District Health (SWDH), in conjunction with the Idaho Department of Environmental […]

E. COLI HEALTH ADVISORY LIFTED FOR LAKE LOWELL; CYANOBACTERIA ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF LAKE LOWELL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In conjunction with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Southwest District Health has lifted the E. coli Health Advisory […]

HEALTH ADVISORY ISSUED FOR COTTONWOOD PARK AND CAMPGROUND AT C.J. STRIKE RESERVOIR

Public Health Advisory Elevated levels of cyanobacteria could be harmful to people, pets and livestock Owyhee Co., ID — In cooperation with the […]

BLUE-GREEN ALGAE – LAKE LOWELL

Public Health Advisory FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In cooperation with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, Southwest […]

CLOSURE RECOMMENDED FOR LAKE LOWELL LOWER DAM RECREATION AREA

Media Advisory FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has recommended closure of the Lake Lowell Lower Dam Recreation Area […]

PERTUSSIS CASES CONTINUE TO RISE INTO THE START OF THE SCHOOL SEASON

Media Advisory Southwest District Health has confirmed 122 cases of pertussis (whooping cough) within its six county region since the beginning of the […]

LAB CONFIRMS ELEVATED E. COLI LEVELS IN LAKE LOWELL

Media Advisory FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has lab test confirmation for elevated E. coli levels exceeding State […]

READYKAMP 2018

The Southwest Idaho Medical Reserve Corps held its annual ReadyKamp program with 30 campers and held the overnight camp at Homedale High School [...]

SOUTHWEST DISTRICT HEALTH WILDFIRE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER ACTIVATION 2018

The Southwest District Health Emergency Operations Center (SWDH EOC) was activated on 7/30/2018 to monitor the activities in Adams and Washington counties regarding […]

BROWNLEE PH ALERT

Public Health Alert In cooperation with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Idaho Power Company, Southwest District Health (SWDH) is issuing […]

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