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Malheur County’s first COVID-19 testing event proves to be a success

Local health officials and volunteers helped spearhead a COVID-19 testing site at the Malheur County Fairgrounds Wednesday. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez).

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ONTARIO – A drive-through COVID-19 testing site at the Malheur County Fairgrounds Wednesday was a success even as the county health department reported an eighth positive case and is investigating another.

Sarah Poe, Malheur County health director, said 39 people were tested during the event. She said she expects the results from those tests “within a week . . .