Malheur County health experts urge folks to wash up, avoid virus myths

Jesse Melendez, maintenance director for the Nyssa School District, uses a cordless handheld sprayer to disinfect surfaces . The district purchased six last year. The equipment is said to now be on back order. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

ONTARIO – The recipe to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus hasn’t changed.

Wash your hands. Stay home if you are sick and if you have trouble breathing, call your provider.

Sarah Poe, director of the Malheur County Health Department, reiterated those steps Monday and reported there are no cases of the new virus locally.

Poe also said available evidence continues to indicate for most people a bout of the COVID-19 virus would be mild.

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