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New guidelines help provide roadmap for health care facilities resuming elective/non-urgent procedures

After nearly two months of rolling shutdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses across all industries are preparing or beginning to resume operations in ways that prioritize the health and safety of the public and their workforce. Following the ...

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Official: Idaho COVID-19 outbreak linked to family gathering

WEISER, Idaho (AP) — A cluster of COVID-19 cases has been confirmed in Washington County, leading to the voluntary shutdown of a food processing plant, Idaho health officials said on May 13. Southwest District Health said some people infected with ...

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Involta’s Idaho employees use AI to detect COVID-19

A woman with a lovely voice named Eleanor calls up twice a week to inquire how you are doing. She asks you what you like to do in your spare time or what you did this weekend. She even poses ...

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Saint Alphonsus takes steps to reopen elective, routine care (access required)

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Saint Alphonsus is now rescheduling surgeries that were postponed due to COVID-19. The Saint Alphonsus Health System reopened outpatient services on May 4 in Boise and Baker City, Oregon, and during the second week in May for its facilities in ...

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Don’t sweat it: Idaho fitness centers scheduled to reopen (access required)

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Assuming all goes well, Idaho gyms should be able to consider reopening on May 16, after being shut down to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus. “Protocols are now available for indoor gym and recreational facilities managers to implement in order to ...

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Over 20 Idaho beef plant workers sickened with coronavirus

KUNA (AP) — At least 23 employees working at a beef processing plant here have tested positive for the coronavirus, health officials confirmed Saturday. One additional employee is presumed to have the virus, and two other contract employees have tested ...

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Boise firm uses Taiwanese partnerships to fight COVID-19 (access required)

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A Boise company is leveraging its relationships with Taiwanese firms to bring personal protective equipment (PPE) to the U.S., including Idaho. SMHeuristics, an outsourced sales and marketing company, has memoranda of understanding with several Taiwanese companies and accompanied Idaho Gov. ...

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