Agencies, medical providers. in Malheur County prepare coronavirus response

Vale ambulance member Wally Whitaker displays one of the masks emergency providers would provide a patient suspected of a COVID-19 infection. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

ONTARIO – The Malheur County Health Department said Monday area residents should prepare for the possibility of local cases of COVID-19, a new coronavirus that first appeared in China two months ago.

Across the nation, the American health care system is scrambling as new cases of the virus continue to rise.

Monday afternoon, a third presumptive case was announced in Oregon, in the . . .