Community COVID-19 Transmission Confirmed in Canyon County

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Community COVID-19 Transmission Confirmed in Canyon County

CANYON COUNTY, IDAHO – Southwest District Health (SWDH) has seen an increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canyon County and confirms detection of community spread in Canyon County. Community transmission, or community spread, is when public health professionals cannot specify an origin for an infection, such as tracing it to specific travel or contact with a specific individual. As of 7 p.m. last night, District 3 has confirmed 22 cases in Canyon County. The first Canyon County COVID-19 case was announced Friday, March 20, 2020.

Public Health officials continue to track the spread of COVID-19 and isolate anyone who came into contact with known cases. Southwest District Health urges the public to take action and help slow the spread by following the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Stay-home order issued Wednesday, March 25, 2020 to stay and work from home as much as possible.

  • Those guidelines include:
  • Keep six feet between yourself and everyone else at all times.
  • Engage in work, schooling, and social interaction from home via technology.
  • Avoid interacting with anyone outside your household unless you can keep at least six feet of space between you.
  • Use drive-thru, pickup or delivery options as much as possible when getting food.
  • Avoid all non-essential travel.
  • Reschedule all social activities to take place via phone, video chats, or social media.

Southwest District Health offers a COVID-19 call center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The hotline can be reached at (208) 455-5411. Please refer to https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/ for Idaho-specific information and guidance, and current fatality totals. For information on case numbers in Southwest Idaho visit https://phd3.idaho.gov/coronavirus.
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Media Contact:
Katrina Williams
Southwest District Health
Katrina.Williams@phd3.idaho.gov
(208) 455-5317 or (208) 899-1268

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