County court approves resolution to limit local gatherings

The Malheur County Court approved a resolution Wednesday to limit the size of indoor and outdoor gatherings in response to a surge in Covid cases. (CDC file art)

VALE – The Malheur County Court Wednesday imposed new local limits on indoor and outdoor gatherings as health officials scramble to contain a surge in local Covid cases.

A Covid count of 449 cases – including a 16.4 percent positive test rate - in the county as of Monday punctuated the decision by the court.

The resolution creates several short-term measures that take immediate effect that are seen as key to halting the current surge in Covid cases. They include:

·     No group of 10 or more individuals are to socially gather indoors.

·     No group of 25 . . .