Category Archives: Coronavirus

COVID-19 resources

Vaccine clinic inspires return to ‘Community with a Big ‘C’

Moscow resident Sherri Haight praises kindness, efficiency of Gritman vaccine clinic Sherri Haight expected to receive her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine through Gritman Medical Center. She didn’t expect the “emotional hug” that came with it from the community she’s called home for more than three decades. From the crews shoveling snow to the […]

COVID-19 vaccines now fully open in Health District #2

Following an announcement from Public Health District #2, COVID-19 vaccinations are now open for anyone 16 years of age or older who lives or works in Idaho. Public Health—Idaho North Central District #2 includes Latah, Nez Perce, Clearwater, Lewis and Idaho counties. Governor Brad Little announced his decision to open vaccinations statewide effective April 5. […]

Gritman Medical Center opens COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration for people 65+

People 65 years of age and older can now pre-register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through Gritman Medical Center. If you are 65 years of age or older and would like to receive the vaccine, please pre-register now to be kept informed about upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinics available at Gritman Medical Center. You can access […]

Gritman begins vaccinating staff for COVID-19

(Pictured above: Shelley Frei, RN, administers a COVID-19 vaccine to nurse Nina Benichou. Susie Christopher, RN, is shown to the right.) Gritman Medical Center announced Friday that it has started administering its first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to its staff. The first dose was given to Nina Benichou, a Registered Nurse in Gritman’s […]

Gritman Medical Center ready to receive first COVID-19 vaccine distribution

(Pictured above: Gritman Chief Information Officer Kane Francetich and Pharmacist Keriann Bennett in a secured area of the hospital that has been prepared to receive and store COVID-19 vaccines.) Gritman Medical Center has been in close coordination for many weeks with regional and state public health officials regarding plans for the transportation, storage and distribution […]

New drive-through testing site to open Monday

Gritman Medical Center’s new drive-through testing site – located directly across US-95/ID-8 (Jackson Street) from the hospital’s main campus – will open Monday, Dec. 7. Gritman’s current drive-through testing site at the Martin Wellness Center, which has been in operation since early July, will permanently close Friday, Dec. 4. The new site will offer consolidated […]

Area physicians encourage community to work together to fight COVID

Dr. John Brown, on behalf of Gritman Medical Center, and Dr. Nick Garrett, on behalf of Moscow Emergency Physicians, wrote letters of support for the city of Moscow’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. These letters were entered into the record during Monday’s council proceedings. As a community of health care professionals, we are urging […]

Help combat the misinformation around COVID-19

There is plenty of misinformation regarding COVID-19 floating around, and we know filtering out the facts from the fiction can be difficult. Complicating matters, we learn more about this new virus and how to combat it daily, meaning information and recommendations can become outdated rather quickly. That is why since the start of the pandemic, […]

Gritman Medical Center COVID-19 situation and testing update, drive-through testing site

Gritman Medical Center is working in partnership with local, regional and state officials to respond to the rise in COVID-19 positive cases being identified in our region. At the time of this release on July 6, Public Health-Idaho North Central District (PH-INCD) was reporting 21 confirmed positive cases and 5 probable cases in Latah County. […]

Keeping your children safe this summer

Dr. Meghan Kusko, family practice physician and obstetrician at Gritman|Moscow Family Medicine As Idaho has begun to reopen, many parents are wondering what is and what is not safe for their children this summer. Over the past several weeks we’ve seen a spike in COVID-19 cases across the country. Although these spikes are most prevalent […]