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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Blaine County COVID-19 Resources

UPDATED January 13, 2021

Idaho is currently in Stage 2 of Rebound Idaho

On November 13, 2020, Governor Little announced that he is issuing a public health order rolling Idaho back to a modified Stage 2 of Rebound Idaho. This means that: 

  • Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited. This does not pertain to religious or political expression. Physical distancing is required for all gatherings.
  • At-risk Idahoans should self-isolate.
  • All Idahoans are encouraged to telework whenever possible and feasible with business operations.
  • Masks continue to be required at long-term care facilities.
  • Bars, nightclubs, and restaurants continue to operate with seating only.

View more information here.


St. Luke's Research is Hiring! 

Are you interested in helping out with the COVID-19 Research Project currently underway here in Blaine County?  St. Luke's Research is hiring for a Clinical Research Coordinator I.  Read the full job announcement and application details for your opportunity to help out!  

Updated 1/5/2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Updated 1/13/2021

Who Can get the Vaccine? View a loose timeline of the vaccine here. You can also sign up to receive a notification when the vaccine is available for your priority group. Sign up for the notification here. 

Where can I get the Vaccine? Currently, St. Luke's Wood River and the South Central Public Heath District are administering the vaccine in our area. Eventually local pharmacies will also be able to administer the vaccine, but for now you will want to refer to St. Luke's and the SCPHD for scheduling vaccinations (if it is time for your priority group).

How many vaccines have been distributed? The State's vaccine dashboard with numbers on the doses administered can be viewed here

Additional Resources:

Vaccinations through St. Luke's Wood River 

When available, COVID-19 vaccine appointments at St. Luke’s Wood River will be scheduled through St. Luke’s myChart. If patients do not already have a myChart account, they should sign up for one now. 

  • If you have never used St. Luke’s services, please call 208-381-9000 to set up an account. 
  • Those who cannot use myChart may call St. Luke’s Connect at 208-381-9500 to set up an appointment when their phase and group/subgroup opens up for scheduling. 

Scheduling through myChart is the easiest and most effective way to make an appointment and track information. All people should schedule through myChart unless:

  1. They do not speak English.
  2. They have a disability preventing them from using myChart.
  3. They do not have the technology that allows them to access myChart.

To verify appropriate group placement, people will be required to provide proof employment at their appointment. COVID vaccine will not be given if the patient does not have the proper proof of their job. Examples include a badge, pay stub or W2.

Individuals interested in learning more about the vaccine should NOT call their local St. Luke’s clinic or their health care provider. Instead, they can stay informed by: 


Blaine County Facilities and General COVID-19 Information

Blaine County COVID-19 Ordinance - As of October 22, 2020

On October 20, 2020 the Board of County Commissioners unanimously voted to pass ordinance 2020-05 requiring the use of face masks in public places, and more specific social distancing guidelines. The ordinance went into effect on October 22, 2020. View the full ordinance here.

Blaine County Facilities are Open

Blaine County facilities have reopened to the public as of Monday, May 18th, 2020.  In an effort to help protect the community as well as our staff, we request all customers adhere to the following protocol:

  • Bring and wear their own face covering.
  • Bring and use their own pen or other writing device.
  • Continue to adhere to social distancing protocol.
  • Continue good sanitizing practices including frequent hand washing and hand sanitizing.
  • Cover their mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing.
  • Stay home if not feeling well.

Please visit the web page or call ahead to the Office or Department to understand if the processes have changed.  The DMV is operating by appointment-only now.  Please visit their webpage to schedule your appointment.

Blaine County appreciates your understanding as we continue working to help keep our community safe during these trying times.  We all want to do our part to make it safe for everyone.

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***The information provided on this page is intended to consolidate various resources during the COVID-19 emergency for use by the public. By hosting these resources on its server, Blaine County does not guarantee, vouch for, or warrant these services. Persons seeking any of the services set forth herein should contact the provider directly to determine the scope of services provided and any eligibility requirements, qualifications, conditions, or terms.

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