Crisis Standards of Care

What is Crisis Standards of Care?

CSC was activated statewide by the Department of Health and Welfare, but the hospitals will implement according to their own policies and available resources. Each hospital will make patient care decisions based on the current situation at the hospital guided by the Crisis Standards of Care.

Crisis Standards of Care is a last resort. It means that the number of patients needing care is more than the amount of resources (e.g. space, equipment, etc.) available. 

What does this mean for you?

This is serious; your ability to receive care in a hospital will likely be affected. It may look very different than how you have received care in the past. Surgeries are being postponed, emergency departments are full, and there may not be any beds for patients to be admitted to the hospital.

What should you do?

The crisis in our healthcare system is being caused by the massive influx of COVID-19 patients who need hospitalization. Get vaccinated. It is safe and effective, and it is the best defense we have against COVID-19. More than 91 percent of people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Idaho are not fully vaccinated.

If you need emergency care, go to the emergency room. Do not avoid care. Hospitals will work hard to make sure you receive appropriate care.

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Covid-19 Archive

This is all data from January 2020 to August 2021.

COVID-19 Press Releases

COVID-19 Food Establishment Resources

Guidelines for senior centers, businesses, and communities

Senior Centers




Guidelines for schools

The CDC has released new science-based resources and tools for school administrators, teachers, parents, guardians, and caregivers when schools open this fall. The CDC discusses the importance of reopening America’s schools this fall here noting that “as families and policymakers make decisions about their children returning to school, it is important to consider the full spectrum of benefits and risks of both in-person and virtual learning options.”
Additional guidance from CDC is listed below.

K-12 Schools

Higher Education Institutions

Guidelines for Childcare Providers

Guidelines for Food Establishments

Guidelines for Pools and playgrounds

First Responder Resources

COVID-19 Print Media

COVID-19 Other Resources

Seasonal Guidance



Resources for Health Care Professionals

COVID-19: If you tested positive

COVID-19: If you are a contact

COVID-19: Positive

When Does My Home Isolation End?

If you had symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19 or if a healthcare provider thinks* that you have COVID-19, you must stay home until:

  • At least 10 days** have passed since your symptoms first started and
  • You have had no fever for at least 24 hours (without the use of medicine that reduces fevers) and
  • Your symptoms have improved

If you tested positive for COVID-19 but never had any symptoms:

  • You must stay home for 10 days after the test was taken, but
  • If you develop symptoms, you need to follow the instructions above

*If a healthcare provider initially thought your symptoms were due to COVID-19 but they reassessed your diagnosis and concluded that you are not infected, you can stop isolating once 24 hours have passed since you have been fever-free without using fever-reducing medications. However, if you are under quarantine orders (because you are a close contact to a person with COVID-19) you must stay in quarantine for 14 days from your last contact with the person

**If you have a condition that severely weakens your immune system you might need to stay home for longer than 10 days. Talk to your healthcare provider for more information.

COVID 19: Close Contacts

COVID 19: Employers

COVID-19 Vaccines

We are in Stage 4. View the Stage 4 Stay Healthy Guidelines here. (05/11/2021) (PDF)

Additional ways to register for a Covid-19 vaccine:

  1. Click the link above or go to: and search for a clinic near you.

  2. Contact your local vaccination provider (see list below)

  3. Or Call Public Health at 208-799-3100 for an appointment in Lewiston

Clinic Locations by County

Latah County

Gritman Medical Center

CHAS Health
Latah Clinic | Medical, Dental, Pharmacy & Telehealth | CHAS
803 S Main St #120, Moscow, ID 83843

Northwest Pharmacy
525 Pine St. Potlatch, ID 83855

Hodgins Drug and Hobby
307 S Main St. Moscow, ID 83843

Marketime Drug of Moscow
872 Troy Rd. Moscow, ID 83843

DAVITA Moscow Dialysis
212 Rodeo Dr, Ste 110, Moscow, ID 83843

Moscow Medical, P.A.
213 N. Main St. Moscow, ID 83843

2470 Pullman Rd. Moscow, ID 83843

Nez Perce County

Public Health – Idaho North Central District

Valley Medical Center
2315 8th St., Lewiston, ID 83501

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center
338 6th St., Lewiston, ID 83501

CHAS Health
Lewiston Clinic | Medical, Pharmacy & Telehealth | CHAS
1203 Idaho St., Lewiston, ID 83501

Hells Canyon Health and Wellness Pharmacy
513 Thain Rd., Lewiston, ID 83501

1024 21st St., Lewiston, ID 83501

Tri-State Health Services Clearwater Medical
1522 17th St., Lewiston, ID 83501

Tri-State Family Health Lewiston
2841 Juniper Dr. Suite 2, Lewiston, ID 83501

Clearwater County

Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinic
Coronavirus – St. Mary's & Clearwater Valley Hospital & Clinics (
301 Cedar, Orofino, ID 83544

Idaho County

St. Mary’s Hospital
Coronavirus – St. Mary's & Clearwater Valley Hospital & Clinics (
701 Lewiston St., Cottonwood, ID 83522

Syringa General Hospital
607 W Main St., Grangeville, ID 83530


Lewis County

Kamiah Clinic


When you've been fully vaccinated:


When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated (CDC) (05/13/2021)

Covid Links

COVID-19 SPANISH Vaccine Links:

COVID-19 Video Links:

Covid Links

COVID-19 Vaccine Links:

COVID-19 SPANISH Vaccine Links:

COVID-19 Video Links:

Public Health - Idaho North Central District
215 10th Street
Lewiston, ID 83501

Phone: (208) 799-3100
Fax: (208) 799-0349

Idaho Careline: 211

For medical emergencies dial 911.


All information is general in nature and is not intended to be used as a substitute for appropriate professional advice.

For more information please call (208) 799-3100 or Idaho Careline: 211.

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