Idaho Deactivates Crisis Standards of Care Except for North Idaho;

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

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With the exception of north Idaho, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) has deactivated Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) in accordance with IDAPA 16.02.09 – Crisis Standards of Care For Healthcare Entities. While the number of COVID-19 patients remains high and continues to stress healthcare systems, the surge is no longer exceeding the healthcare resources available except in north Idaho. 

Monday's Weather

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LC Valley: Sunny skies with winds E at 5-10mph. Partly cloudy skies overnight with winds ESE at 5-10mph. 51/35

Palouse Area: Partly cloudy skies with winds ESE at 10-15mph. Mostly clear overnight skies with winds ESE at 5-10mph. 46/30

Prairie Area: Partly cloudy with winds SSE at 5-10mph. Clear overnight skies with a few clouds. Winds SSW at 5-10mph. 45/30

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Washington Residents who Hunt in Idaho or Manitoba Asked not to Import Deer, Elk, and Moose due to Detections of Chronic Wasting Disease

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

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SPOKANE – Cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) confirmed in Idaho and Manitoba have wildlife managers at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) taking proactive measures to slow the potential spread of the disease to Washington State.

Post Falls Doctor Pays $110,000 to Settle Allegations that He Overprescribed Opioids

USAO

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COEUR D’ALENE – Dr. Eric Benson, an internist practicing medicine in Post Falls, Idaho, agreed to pay $110,000 to resolve allegations that he unlawfully prescribed opioids and other controlled substances to patients between 2014-2021. The settlement, which was based in part on Dr. Benson’s ability to pay, also restricts the doctor’s capacity to take on new patients already being prescribed opioids.

All Vaccinated Adults in Idaho are now Eligible for a Booster Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

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In light of today’s CDC recommendation, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) is encouraging all Idaho adults age 50 years and older who received the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least six months earlier, as well as adults age 18 and older who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine two or more months ago, to get a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine; adults age 18-49 may also consider getting a Pfizer-BioNtech or Moderna booster based on individual risk factors.

Saturday's Weather

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LC Valley: Partly cloudy with winds light and variable. A few clouds overnight with light and variable winds. 46/29

Palouse Area: Partly to mostly cloudy throughout the day. Winds SW at 5-10mph. Partly cloudy overnight with winds E at 5-10mph. 39/28

Prairie Area: Partly cloudy with winds SW at 5-10mph. A few clouds overnight with winds S at 5-10mph. 37/26

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