What You Can Do

What You Can Do

You can take some simple steps now to prepare for a pandemic flu

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes. Cough and sneeze into your sleeve or use a tissue. If you use a tissue, only use it once and put in the trash right away. Then wash your hands.
  • Wash and sanitize commonly touched surfaces, such as doorknobs and countertops.
  • If you are sick, stay home and limit your contact with other people. Do not send sick children to school or to daycare.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Try to stay at least 3 feet away from someone who is sick.
  • When a flu vaccine becomes available, get vaccinated.
  • Stay informed by keeping up-to-date on pandemic influenza and other health hazards in your area. Listen to the radio and television, read news stories, and check the internet. Look for information that comes from reliable sources, such as your local health department, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
  • Stay healthy by eating a well-balanced diet, being active each day, and drinking plenty of water.

View an online webcast to learn more about preparing for a pandemic flu:

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Contact information for Pandemic Flu

upcoming events

Oct 27 5:15 pm
CDH Board of Health Meeting

The next Board of Health meeting is on October 27 at 5:15 pm - view the public notice & agenda, HERE. View the updated Ada County Order, HERE. The CDH Board of Health will hold meetings via video conference on Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. at its Armstrong Office in Boise, ID. Learn more about BOH meetings, HERE. View past meetings via YouTube.

Serving You During COVID-19

Some CDH events, meetings, and gatherings may still be postponed at this time. Please call us at 208-375-5211 with questions about a specific meeting or gathering. CDH is open and offering services, including food and septic permit applications and processing, primary care clinic appointments (non-respiratory-related).

Call to make a clinic appointment: 208-327-7400

Learn more about how we're serving you during COVID-19 HERE.