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Malheur County: ‘Coronavirus is all around us’

Once a person tests positive for Covid, a team of contact tracers work to track down anyone that a person came into significant contact within a given period. The contacts must then quarantine for 14 days from the last time they had in-person interaction with the Covid patient. (The Enterprise/Rachel Parsons)

ONTARIO – Malheur County’s ability to remain open for business with fewer restrictions is at “great risk” as Covid cases have tripled since June 23, the Malheur County Health Department warned Saturday.

The county is showing one of Oregon’s highest rates of infection with the virus, with the total since late March hitting 204 on Saturday.

“The coronavirus is all around us and we need solutions from multiple approaches to get us out of such a dangerous time as quickly as possible,” the . . .