© 2024 Boise State Public Radio
NPR in Idaho
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Idaho Health Department Director: "By No Means Is The Pandemic Over"

Idaho Statesman
Central District Health Director Russ Duke addresses questions regarding COVID-19 during a news conference July 23.


Central District Health Director Russ Duke is probably one of the busiest people in Idaho’s public health sector. As leader of that district, he helps administer policy and practices for Idaho’s most populous health district, covering Ada, Boise, Elmore and Valley Counties. 

Boise State Public Radio Morning Edition host George Prentice spoke with Duke earlier this week, and began by asking him about the recent decline in new cases and hospitalizations. They also talked about the current COVID-19 vaccine rollout and the hurdles with low supply the district is trying to manage.

Have a question or comment for the show? Tweet @KBSX915 using #IdahoMatters

Stay Connected
Frankie Barnhill was the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast.
As host of Morning Edition, I'm the luckiest person I've ever known because I spend my days listening to smart, passionate, engaging people. It’s a public trust. I lean in to talk with actors, poets, writers and volunteers who make Idaho that much more special.

You make stories like this possible.

The biggest portion of Boise State Public Radio's funding comes from readers like you who value fact-based journalism and trustworthy information.

Your donation today helps make our local reporting free for our entire community.