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While Idaho Plans School Reopenings, Doctors Concerned About COVID-19 Spread

LM Otero
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In this Tuesday, July 2020 file photo, Aiden Trabucco, right, wears a mask as he raises his hand to answer a question behind Anthony Gonzales during a summer STEM camp at Wylie High School in Texas.

As Idaho education leaders struggle through adapting classrooms and technology to rise to the COVID-19 challenge, there are still so many unknowns. For doctors working to combat Idaho's unprecedented surge in cases since the pandemic began, there's reason to be concerned about the risks for students, faculty and staff as the fall semester draws near. 

Joining Idaho Matters this week to share their medical expertise: 

  • Dr. David Pate, a member of the governor’s Coronavirus Task Force, and former CEO of St. Luke’s Health System
  • Dr. Patrice Burgess, Regional Chief Medical Informatics Officer for St. Alphonsus Hospital and a member of the Governor's coronavirus testing task force
  • Dr. Kenny Bramwell, Medical Director for St. Luke's Children's Hospital 

​Have a question for the panel? Leave us a voicemail with your question and we may use it on next Wednesday’s show. Here’s the number to call: 208-426-3625. Or email us at idahomatters@boisestate.edu.


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Samantha Wright is a news reporter and producer for Idaho Matters.