COVID-19 Health Questions

If you have coronavirus related health questions, our local health department, Central District Health, has set up a website and a call center with Idaho specific information.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also have up to date, factual information. 

How can I help protect myself?

  • Stay at home except to go to an essential job, to purchase necessities like food and medicine, or exercise in your neighborhood. 
  • When you are outside your home practice social distancing by staying 6 feet away from people who not in your household. 
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

 And what do I do if I am sick?

  • Stay home except to get medical care and call ahead before visiting a doctor
  • Separate yourself from other people in your home, this is known as home isolation
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue then throw it in the trash
  • Wash your 
  • Avoid sharing personal household items
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

A comprehensive guide can be found on the CDC’s website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html