COVID-19 NEWS

Keep up with all the fast-moving novel coronavirus news, particularly as it impacts Idaho.

Updated 2 days, 17 hours ago

Reclaim Idaho ends initiative’s signature push

The website for Reclaim Idaho reads like a sign in a post-apocalyptic shop window, frozen in time after a worst-...

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
WBCSD approves reopening plan

PRIEST RIVER — While the West Bonner County School District approved its reopening plan at the July 29 special meeting, Superintendent Paul Anselmo emphasize...

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Pros bear brunt of new COVID politics

Drive for removal targets appointed board members

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
PHD: 55 new COVID-19 cases

SANDPOINT — The Panhandle Health District said 55 new confirmed or probable cases of novel coronavirus emerged on Wednesday, including one new case in Bonner...

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Virus deaths rise in Kootenai County

SANDPOINT — The Panhandle Health District said on Tuesday there were 49 new cases of coronavirus in the region, including four new cases in Bonner County.

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Push on to replace pro-mask PHD board members

Four days after the Panhandle Health District’s board voted to issue a mask mandate for Kootenai County, county commissioners addressed the process for remov...

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
COVID-19 continues its surge in Idaho’s Panhandle

SANDPOINT — The Panhandle Health District reported 116 new cases of novel coronavirus on Monday, including 11 new infections in Bonner County.

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Finding comedy during crisis: Panida Theater provides hope through pandemic

The Panida Theater smelt like fresh buttered popcorn with a hint of booze and a dash of sweat. It was a hot summer day and 61 audience members shuffled into ...

Updated 2 weeks ago
Second mask giveaway again attracts hundreds

SANDPOINT — There was a crowd of about 50 people or more waiting for the city of Sandpoint’s second mask giveaway on Friday.

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Pair detail opposition to CARES plan

SANDPOINT — Bonner County commissioners Dan McDonald and Steven Bradshaw released statements Friday detailing their opposition to Idaho’s administration of f...

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
COVID-19 continues to surge in Panhandle

SANDPOINT — The Panhandle Health District tallied 51 new confirmed or probable cases of novel coronavirus on Friday, including nine new cases in Bonner County.

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Crowd unhappy after mandate is approved

COEUR d’ALENE — Shortly after the Panhandle Health District’s board approved a mask mandate on Thursday for Kootenai County to try to prevent the spread of t...

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Mask mandate OK’d for Kootenai Co.

PHD board approves motion in 4-2 vote

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
County adds 12 cases of COVID-19

SANDPOINT — The Panhandle Health District said 81 new cases of novel coronavirus were reported on Thursday.

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
City hosting free mask distribution Friday

SANDPOINT — The city of Sandpoint will be distributing free masks to any community member on Friday.

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
PHD: 60 new cases of COVID-19

SANDPOINT — Panhandle Health District logged 60 new cases of novel coronavirus on Monday.