Idaho has not yet had to transition to crisis standards of care due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but one of the state's leading medical expert has already experienced it. Dr. David Pate, the retired CEO of St. Luke's Health Systems, worked in crisis standards for days in 2001, after Tropical Storm Allison ravaged the city of Houston, Texas.
Thousands of COVID-19 tests are being administered every day in the Treasure Valley. We asked one pathologist how his lab is keeping up with the demand. Short answer: by spending a lot of money on equipment and very little time sleeping.
The snow is falling on Idaho's mountains. If you're planning on heading up to enjoy the fresh powder this weekend, you not only have to remember your skiing etiquette, but also your COVID-19 protocols.