As Covid spreads, Malheur County prepares to limit local gatherings – inside and outside

Health workers check temperature and paperwork of community members before getting tested at an event in Nyssa on Wednesday, July 8. (Kezia Setyawan/The Enterprise)

SATURDAY UPDATE: The Malheur County Health Department on Saturday afternoon reported a record number of new Covid cases - 74. That takes the county's total to 376 - up 172 cases since Sunday. The county reported the accumulative rate of tests returning positive is now 15%.

ONTARIO – With one of the highest Covid infection rates in the state, Malheur County is expected to impose new restrictions on gatherings as county and state health officials attempt to slow the virus.

The Malheur County Court is scheduled to vote Wednesday, July 15, on a resolution reducing the size of legal gatherings in the county to no more than 10 people indoors from the . . .