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Half of Idaho adults have received one vaccine dose

BOISE — Just more than half of Idaho adults have now received at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine — about two months after the 50 percent mark was reached nationwide. Idaho Public Health Administrator Elke Shaw-Tulloch told reporters Tuesday that 50.2 percent of adults have received at least one vaccine dose but that the state is unlikely to meet the national goal of at least 70 percent by July 4. Still, she said Idaho continues to make gains in vaccination rates.
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Benewah County, IDSaint Maries Gazette-Record

Mixed rating from locals

Officials with Benewah Community Hospital (BCH) recently responded to the public after analyzing results from its community wide survey. BCH hosted an online survey earlier this year to approach the public about what the hospital can do to improve its service. The hospital sent the surveys to local businesses as well, including the St. Maries School District and PotlatchDeltic.
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Six new COVID-19 cases across the Palouse

Five new COVID-19 cases were reported in Whitman County and one was reported in Latah County on Tuesday, according to local health agencies. The five in Whitman County pushed total cases to 4,404 since the pandemic started last year, Whitman County Public Health’s website said. COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations since the pandemic started remained unchanged at 50 and 125, respectively.
Nez Perce County, IDLewiston Morning Tribune

Handful of COVID-19 cases, no deaths reported in region

A handful of new COVID-19 infections were reported in the region Monday but no new deaths from the pandemic. Public Health – Idaho North Central District had 14 new cases, including eight in Nez Perce County, three in Latah County, two in Idaho County and one in Lewis County. Clearwater County had no new cases.
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New holiday means no virus updates on Palouse

Whitman County Public Health and Public Health – Idaho North Central District did not update its COVID-19 statistics as of late Friday afternoon. As of Thursday, Latah County had 3,204 cases since the start of the pandemic, including 3,039 confirmed and 165 probable cases. Of the 3,204 cases, 3,164 have recovered, 29 cases are open and 11 people have died.
Moscow, IDMoscow-Pullman Daily News

Local Briefs: Gritman achieves Level IV Trauma care designation

The Idaho Time Sensitive Emergency System recently granted Gritman Medical Center the Level IV Trauma Certification for the care provided by its emergency department, according to a Gritman news release. Peter Mundt, Gritman director of community relations and marketing, said the certification validates the trauma care the Moscow hospital has...
Pullman, WAMoscow-Pullman Daily News

Senior Menus

Pullman Senior Center, 190 SE Crestview St., Building B, North Entrance. Beef Stroganoff, peas, carrots, fruit salad, dessert. The center will open only from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on meal days, Tuesdays and Fridays, until further guidance from the governor’s office. Home delivery is no longer available, but grab-and-go meals are still available. To request one, please call Pullman Recreation Office at (509) 338-3227 before 11 a.m. on meal days.
Latah County, IDMoscow-Pullman Daily News

No new COVID-19 cases reported on the Palouse

No new COVID-19 cases were reported on Thursday on the Palouse. One case was reported in Nez Perce County. There have been 3,039 confirmed cases, 165 probable cases and 11 deaths in Latah County since the start of the pandemic. Whitman County’s COVID-19 numbers were not updated as of late...
Public HealthSpokane Journal of Business

Vax On, Mask Off: Employers adapt to mask rules, vaccination monitoring

Employers find themselves treading a narrow path when it comes to confirming employee vaccination status while keeping within state guidelines, some employer representatives here say. As employees return to the workplace in increasing numbers, employers are balancing employee safety with the most basic aspects of employment law. Jennifer Hanson, legal...
Benewah County, IDSaint Maries Gazette-Record

Pot subject of canvasing group

A volunteer group is canvasing Benewah County to get medical marijuana on the Idaho ballot in 2022. Organizer Jimi Rockin Loucks said that he and other volunteers partnered with Kind Idaho have garnered more than 40 signatures to put the Idaho Medical Marijuana Act on next year’s ballot by voter initiative.
Latah County,

UI lifts mask mandate while vaccination rates remain low

On May 17, President Scott Green announced that face masks would be lifted at the University of Idaho in response to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. The CDC stated that fully vaccinated people can continue normal activities without wearing face coverings and social distancing if these standards are not required by local regulations.
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Food insecurity increased during pandemic

Food insecurity rates were generally trending downward in Whitman and Latah counties, but the COVID-19 pandemic reversed those improvements on the Palouse and across the country, according to projections made by Feeding America. Feeding America, the largest hunger-relief and food recovery organization in the U.S., recently released its annual Map...
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Two new virus cases reported on the Palouse

Two new COVID-19 cases were reported Thursday on the Palouse — one in Latah County and the other in Whitman County. The new case in Latah County — a man in his 40s — pushed the total in the county to 3,200, including 3,035 confirmed and 165 probable cases, according to Public Health – Idaho North Central District’s website. Of the 3,200 cases, 3,139 have recovered, 50 are open and 11 have died.

Dawn Sweet Has Paper Published

Dawn Sweet, assistant professor in Communication and Psychology in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, recently published a paper about the relationship among mindfulness, rumination, depression, stress, anxiety, communication apprehension and willingness to communicate among veterinary medicine students. Students and practitioners of veterinary medicine experience higher rates of suicide and depression than other professions. Results suggest that mindfulness training may not only mitigate depression, anxiety and stress, but also mitigate communication apprehension and willingness to communicate, thereby contributing to more positive self-care and improved interactions with veterinary medicine clients.