Everyone 45+ is eligible Now!
Starting March 29 anyone 16 and up with at least 1 medical condition is eligible to get the vaccine.
Starting April 5th anyone 16 and up is eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
ACHC will only be able to do 18 and up, because we do not carry the Pfizer vaccine and that is the only vaccine cleared to vaccinate 16 and 17 year olds.
Another important thing is to emphasize that even after getting the 2nd dose of Moderna, people are not considered fully vaccinated until 14 days after receiving their 2nd dose. What that means is that they should still be wearing their masks and social distancing until after their 14th day.
After your 14th day, if you are hanging out with other fully vaccinated people you are able to hang out indoors with relaxed mask standards. However, if out in public where you do not know who has been vaccinated or not, the CDC is still recommending that people, even fully vaccinated people, continue to wear their masks and social distan
After your 14th day, if you are hanging out with other fully vaccinated people you are able to hang out indoors with relaxed mask standards. However, if out in public where you do not know who has been vaccinated or not, the CDC is still recommending that people, even fully vaccinated people, continue to wear their masks and social distance because while they themselves probably wont get sick from COVID-19 they could still spread it to other people who have not been vaccinated and get them sick.
Please visit these links for more information on the COVID-19.
COVID-19 Vaccine Safety!
ACHC is offering Telehealth services it is provided through audio, text messaging, or video communication.
If you have a phone with audio and video, you may call for a virtual appointment.
To set this service up begin by
calling ACHC 208-253-4242
for instructions on how to schedule this appointment.
Experiencing these symptoms? Call today to be directed to the appropriate level of care.
Phone screenings are available,
Monday - Friday 9 am - 5:00 pm
and is offered free by Adams County Health Center to our community.
The Department of Health and Welfare has opened a COVID-19 Behavioral Health Distress Line.
IDAHO COVID-19 HOTLINE 888-330-3010
Idaho Care Line: call 2-1-1 or visit www.211.idaho.gov
Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline: call 2-1-1 or 208-398-4357
Optum Idaho Member Crisis Line: call 855-202-0973
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person, who is in close contact with one another (about six feet) through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
It's also thought possible that COVID-19 can be contracted by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes – however, this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. Healthcare workers and household members are at the highest risk of infection.
High-Risk Groups: Elderly people and people of all ages with severe underlying health conditions — such as heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes, for example, seem to be at higher risk of developing serious COVID-19 illness. People with a compromised immune system should take extra precaution. (Source: CDC.gov)
·Travel within the past 14 days to one of the countries identified through CDC’s travel warnings Level 3, and alerts Level 2, which can be found here.
· Close contact with persons suspected, or confirmed, to have COVID-19
· Severe illness requiring hospitalization for a viral respiratory disease that has no other known cause
*Through the air by coughing and sneezing.
*Close personal contact such as caring for, or living in close contact with, a person who is ill.
Symptoms may appear in as few as two days and as many as 14.
Severe respiratory illness
Resources to help you through this trying time.
The Idaho Foodbank Food Assistance Locator: https://idahofoodbank.org/getfood/
Put your zip code in and it pops up the food banks near you with their address, contact information & hrs of operation
Food Pantry in Council – Loaves and Fishes, April 16th, 3pm – 4:30 pm
Food Pantry in New Meadows – April 25th & May 23rd 10am – 12 pm @ Methodist church
Food Pantry in McCall – Heartland Hunger Resource Center, Wednesday’s 4-6pm
Council Senior Center – Providing Home Delivered Meals & Curbside Meals.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.
To get a Curbside Meal, it has to be ordered by 10:00 am, phone: 208-253-4282, and picked up at noon.
The Curbside Meals are a suggested donation of $5.00 but we are accepting any donation to help defray the expense of the containers to send out the meals.
All Curbside Meals are picked up at the window by the emergency door off (S. Main St.)
Children under the age of 18, regardless of enrollment in school
Free, breakfast and lunch
Available at approved sites across the state.
Children must be physically present at the feeding site to receive a meal.
Please contact individual sites for meal service times.
To locate a feeding site near you, go to the Feeding Site Locator below.
Free Little Pantry – New Meadows
Meadows Valley Little Free Library is now sharing its space to create a Little Free Pantry.
Kiosk at the park
Methodist Church for local residence
If you would like to leave food…. Canned, boxed or packaged in good condition and not expired.
NO fresh or homemade items.
“Community Cupboard” has been placed at the front of the Ontario Red Apple Marketplace!
Give what you can, take what you need
*Council – Delivery of Food and Supplies
Call Kellie Wilson (Threadz) 208-230-1012
*Cambridge-Lovelands General Store - Delivery of Food and Supplies
*Midvale - Midvale Market - Delivery of Food and Supplies
Council Library and Council Elementary will pull books at request and leave it at curbside pickup. Council Library 208- 253-6004
Project Gutenberg has over 60,000 free eBooks
Amazon Prime – Free children and adult books
The free resource provides 20 days of articles, stories, videos. Challenges, virtual field trips.
Denver Zoo – brings the zoo to you with virtual cameras set up throughout the zoo
Loans through the Department of Education, the CARES Act is providing temporary relief for student loans through the end of September.
To see if your loans qualify for 0% interest or administrative forbearance, which allows a person to temporarily stop making payments through the end of September, check with your lender.
AARP has a community connections website
Click Coronavirus news and guidance Connection links if you want to:
Connect with others
Stay active at home
Advice on working at home
How to stay safe when grocery shopping
Link to stimulus check confusion
All about scams and fraud
Idaho’s primary election to remain on May 19, will be conducted by mail
Provided is a link to request an absentee ballot at https://idahovotes.gov/vote-early-idaho/.
Idaho Dept of Health and Welfare,
“We Can Help”… Click on this link to access the following
Apply for Food Assistance (Food stamps)
Meal Delivery for Senior Citizens
Child Care Costs
Cash Assistance for Families
Medicaid Healthcare Coverage
Information for Small Businesses Navigating the COVID-19 Outbreak – information includes:
SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
SBA Express Loan
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)
Free class, The Science of Wellbeing https://www.coursera.org/learn/the-science-of-well-being
In this course, you will engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits.
Taught the misconceptions about happiness, annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do, and the research that can help us change.
YMCA has free exercise videos available for all ages and abilities
· National gym-chain Planet Fitness is offering free workouts on Facebook Live daily at 7 p.m. E.T.