Southwest District Health Board of Health passes resolution supporting individuals’ abilities to make responsible decisions concerning their own health and well-being

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Southwest District Health Board of Health passes resolution supporting individuals’ abilities to make responsible decisions concerning their own health and well-being

CALDWELL, IDAHO – The Southwest District Health Board of Health met today, Tuesday, May 4, 2021, during a properly noticed Special Meeting to consider a Resolution brought forward for Board consideration in an effort to clarify the health district’s support of its communities’ abilities to make responsible decisions regarding their own health and safety. The resolution was adopted by a unanimous vote of the board members. The resolution may be viewed at the following URL under general guidance: https://phd3.idaho.gov/document-repository/#1614887236055-ef3e771d-7231.

“Since the onset of COVID-19, Southwest District Health has served as a community resource to provide assistance, education, and support needed to help inform decisions when requested. It is the position of Southwest District Health, that individuals, business owners, and bodies of government, including schools, are free to make their own decisions about what, if any, measures they choose to take to protect their health and the health of their families, students, or patrons. Individuals, business owners, and bodies of government are responsible and accountable for the decisions they make,” said District Director Nikki Zogg.  

“I feel confident that with each day that passes we are returning to a place of normalcy as the risk for exposure to COVID-19 decreases, vaccinations are readily available, and treatments for COVID-19 continue to improve. I am cautiously optimistic that we will continue in this direction, and I encourage our community to stay vigilant. I express my gratitude for the efforts of our communities over the past year to navigate a very challenging time,” added Zogg.

If you have questions about COVID-19 or COVID-19 vaccines, please call the Southwest District Health COVID-19 Call Center at 208-455-5411. The Call Center is available Monday through Friday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM (MST), except for observed holidays. 

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Media Contacts: 

Ashley Anderson           Ashley.Anderson@phd3.idaho.gov
Katrina Williams            Katrina.Williams@phd3.idaho.gov

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