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If you have symptoms of a fever or cough, call your medical provider to find out if you should be tested for coronavirus.

Everyone should take precautions to avoid all respiratory diseases, including staying home if you’re sick, avoiding sick people, and covering your coughs and sneezes with the crook of your elbow or a tissue. Idaho COVID-19 FAQs


Idaho's first confirmed case of novel coronavirus was reported on 3/13/20 in an Ada County resident. On 3/24/20, CDH confirmed community transmission in an Ada County resident. Public health officials and community partners are monitoring this outbreak closely and are coordinating and communicating accordingly.

The following are confirmed COVID-19 cases for Central District Health's jurisdiction of Ada, Boise, Elmore, and Valley Counties. For statewide counts, visit

Confirmed Cases


For statewide counts, visit

Updated Wednesday, 4/8/20 at 4:56 p.m. County data will be updated by 5 p.m. MST weekdays unless otherwise noted. Cases are reported by primary residence; not where they are diagnosed. Numbers may vary from State's reported case count based on time of posted numbers and investigation results (e.g. person tests positive in an Idaho county but lives elsewhere)

*News releases will be issued for the first COVID-19-related death in each county; subsequent deaths in a county will be recorded on this page.

Latest Information

April 7, 2020: Central District Health Releases Guidance for Food Establisment Operation During COVID-19
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April 5, 2020: Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings, Especially in Areas of Significant Community-Based Transmission
The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance. Learn More | Learn to make your own

April 1, 2020: Community COVID-19 transmission identified in Elmore County; case count increases to eight
Central District Health (CDH) confirms additional cases of COVID-19 in Elmore County, putting to-date totals at eight cases. Through follow-up investigations, CDH has identified evidence of community transmission. Community transmission is defined as illness within a community that lacks connection to travel or other confirmed cases. While follow-up investigations of the Elmore County cases are ongoing, no individuals to-date have required hospitalization. Read News Release

March 31, 2020: As COVID-19 numbers continue climbing, Central District Health says more personal accountability is critical in slowing the spread Read News Release

March 30, 2020: First case of novel coronavirus reported in Elmore County
Central District Health (CDH) confirms one case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Elmore County. The individual is a female over the age of 50. No additional information is available at the time of this release; the investigation is ongoing into possible means of transmission. Read News Release

March 28, 2020: First COVID-19 death confirmed in Ada County
Central District Health (CDH) has confirmed the first death associated with COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in Ada County.The individual was over the age of 60 with pre-existing health issues and had lab-confirmed illness that was being investigated prior to death. Out of respect for grieving family and friends, CDH has provided this essential information but will retain any patient-specific information as confidential. Read the News Release

March 25, 2020: Governor Little issues statewide stay-home order, signs extreme emergency declaration.

The statewide order is is available at This order is effective 3/25/2020 and will remain in effect for 21 days. It allows the state to more effectively increase health care capacity, take steps to reduce and slow coronavirus spread, and take rapid and decisive steps to improve the condition of Idahoans whose jobs and incomes are being harmed by the pandemic. The Governor and public health officials will evaluate later whether to extend the order past 21 days.

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Idaho-Specific Resources

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Though COVID-19 is a new (novel) coronavirus, disease outbreaks are not new territory in public health, and Central District Health has response plans, relationships and agreements in place within our jurisdiction to respond accordingly. A big part of that is working with community partners – from county emergency managers, to area hospitals, law enforcement, first responders, local and state public health, our year-round relationships and planning for potential outbreaks are critical in times like this, where an outbreak can rapidly change direction. Public health officials want people to be aware so they can take appropriate precautions.

We are asking people to follow steps they may already be taking for flu – stay home if you’re sick, avoid sick people, and cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue (not your hands). Wash your hands frequently, especially after you have been in the public and touched door handles, stair railings, money, grocery carts, elevator buttons, and other items that lots of other people may also have touched.

CDC COVID-19 Website | Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades