COVID TASKFORCE UPDATE
MARCH 18, 2021
CDC RELEASES INTERIM GUIDANCE FOR FULLY VACCINATED PEOPLE
*Fully vaccinated means at least 2 weeks after 1 Johnson & Johnson vaccination or at least 2 weeks after a second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccination.
Fully vaccinated people can:
- Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
- Visit with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
- Refrain from quarantine and testing following a known exposure if asymptomatic
For now, fully vaccinated people should continue to:
- Take precautions in public like wearing a well-fitted mask and physical distancing
- Wear masks, practice physical distancing, and adhere to other prevention measures when visiting with unvaccinated people who are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease or who have an unvaccinated household member who is at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease
- Wear masks, maintain physical distance, and practice other prevention measures when visiting with unvaccinated people from multiple households
- Avoid medium- and large-sized in-person gatherings
- Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
- Follow guidance issued by individual employers
- Follow CDC and health department travel requirements and recommendations
- Ages 55-64, with at least one medical condition*
- Ages 65 and Older
- Healthcare workers
- Long-term care facility staff and residents
- First responders
- K-12 teachers and school staff
- Frontline essential workers
- March 15: Ages 55-64, with at least one medical condition*
- March 22: Ages 55-64, general population
- March 29: Ages 45-54, with at least one medical condition*
- April 5: Ages 45-54, general population
- April 12: Ages 16-44, with at least one medical condition*
- April 26: Ages 16-44, general population
* Medical conditions are defined as “are at increased risk” and “might be at increased risk” per the CDC. Visit the CDC to see a full list of conditions that qualify as a medical condition. In addition, disabilities are also included as a medical condition.
** Local Public Health Districts can open bands earlier if supply/demand allows
LOCAL VACCINE SCHEDULING
Cascade Medical Center
- For assistance making a vaccination appointment, please call 208.382.4285
- Upcoming events:
- March 18: 440 2nd doses and 160 1st doses
- April 1: 160 2nd doses and 440 1st doses
- April 15: 160 2nd doses and 440 1st doses
- April 29: 440 2 d doses and 160 1st doses
St. Luke’s McCall
Appointments can be scheduled through myChart.
- If you do not have a myChart account and have been seen by a St. Luke’s provider before, you can sign up for myChart online.
- If you have never used St. Luke’s services, please call 208-381-9000 to set up a myChart account. NOTE: St. Luke’s serves communities in Idaho and eastern Oregon.
- You may also set up online myChart proxy accessfor family members or dependents.
- Those who cannot use myChart may call St. Luke’s Connect at 208-381-9500 to set up a vaccine appointment when their group opens for scheduling.
More scheduling details are available under “How can I schedule a vaccination?” in the FAQs below.
How to Schedule in MyChart
- Once logged in, find the main menu on the upper left of your screen on a desktop computer or the center of your screen on a mobile device.
- Select Schedule an Appointment on the main menu.
- Select the COVID Vaccine option and answer the questions to proceed through the scheduling process.
While we understand the interest in information about the vaccine, we request that you do not call our clinics for updates so staff can focus on patient care. We will update this page when additional appointments are available.
know what steps to take
The surge in COVID cases in Idaho and in Valley County mean that contact tracers are overloaded. This means that we all need to do our part. Knowing what steps to take after experiencing symptoms or having an exposure to a COVID-positive case can make all of the difference.
KNOW THE SYMPTOMS
VALLEY COUNTY BY THE NUMBERS
TOTAL CASE COUNT
815 CONFIRMED + PROBABLE CASES | 7 COVID-19 DEATHS
Target case rates are determined to be the level at which spread is considered manageable without broader restrictions.
Each county’s target case rate is calculated based on population to represent the number of cases per 100,000 residents.
VALLEY COUNTY TARGET CASE RATE = 11 | VALLEY COUNTY CURRENT CASE RATE = 11
CURRENT PERCENT OF POPULATION 18+ WHO HAVE RECEIVED AT LEAST 1 VACCINATION DOSE IN VALLEY COUNTY = 33.13%
CENTRAL DISTRICT HEALTH
Confirmed and Probably Cases
(Select “Valley County” on the top tab to view local data)
LOCAL VACCINATION NUMBERS
CASCADE MEDICAL CLINIC
314 second doses administered
1,495 first doses administered
Next Public Clinic held March 18 | 440 second doses and 160 first doses to be given.
ST. LUKE’S MCCALL
3,020 vaccinations given (1,790 first doses, 1,230 second doses)
CENTRAL DISTRICT HEALTH WEEKLY ALLOTMENT
This accounts for ALL vaccinations received this week. Valley County receives a portion of CDH’s total. Doses received changes weekly with little or no heads up on how numbers will change until vaccinations are shipped.