Coming Friday: A coronavirus conversation with Dr. David Pate

It’s been a full — and unsettling — week of coronavirus headlines.

The Caldwell School District voted to require masks through mid-October.

Boise State University officials said a surge in cases jeopardizes in-person learning and campus events.

And Gov. Brad Little said he will call in the National Guard to help hospitals swamped with record COVID-19 patient loads.

This week, retired St. Luke’s health care system CEO Dr. David Pate (@drpatesblog) joins the Kevin Richert Podcast to talk about the delta variant, the health risks for kids, the response from school boards — and what we can expect in the weeks to come.

Check back every Friday for the podcast.

About Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on KIVI 6 On Your Side; "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television; and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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