Resources for Idaho Members

UPDATE: All individuals 16 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. To locate and schedule the vaccine click here.

Idaho State Resources

The State of Idaho has up to date information on the COVID-19 situation

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare provides the latest news, access to frequently asked questions, and more.

Apply for unemployment. You’ll need to create an account to access benefits. First time filer? Click here for instructions on how to create an account.

Find answers to frequently asked questions about your unemployment claim and COVID-19 scenarios.

Trust Offices

For members living in Idaho please contact the Carpenters Trust of Western WA for information on healthcare and retirement information. 

Offices are closed for walk-ins. Please call (206) 411.6514 for information.

Additional Resources is a free, confidential referral and information helpline and website. It connects people of all ages and from all communities to the essential health and human services they need.

Schools Have Food – Most schools still provide lunches to kids. Check your school district for availability.

Idaho FAQ

Last Updated: April 3, 2020

We will be adding additional questions as we are able to answer them. Answers that apply to all members in the NW Carpenters Union can be found at the bottom of our main COVID-19 resource page. If you have more questions or feel you did not get the answer you needed,contact us at (877) 284.7936 or

➤ What should I do if my employer is not following health and safety guidelines?
If you believe your job site is unsafe, or that proper precautions are not in place to keep you safe, we need to know. Representatives will work with you and the contractor to make sure that the job site is following proper safety guidelines. If you think your job site is not following CDC or OSHA guidelines for COVID-19, call our hotline (877) 284.7936 or email us at
➤ Do I still have to wait a week to become eligible for unemployment?

No, the state waived the waiting period.

➤ Can I still receive unemployment if I choose not to work because I do not want to risk going to work?

Right now, the Idaho Department of Labor is reviewing this on a case-by-case basis with all unemployment claims.

➤ If my kids are out of school and I have to take care of them, do I qualify for unemployment?

Sadly, no. If you leave work without a reason due to the employer you are disqualified from receiving unemployment. Right now, lack of childcare because of school closures is not considered a fault on the part of the contractor or employer. If you are unable or unavailable for work, this also means you do not meet the requirements to apply for unemployment benefits.

To find out more about Idaho unemployment requirements click HERE.


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