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Malheur County to drop back to Phase I of state reopening plan as virus continues spreading

The Vale swimming pool will have to close Monday, Aug. 17, under new state restrictions imposed on Malheur County because of the pandemic. (Kezia Setyawan/The Enterprise)

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ONTARIO – The unrelenting spread of the coronavirus in Malheur County prompted Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday to move the community back a level in its reopening efforts, a decision that won’t change life for most residents.

But the Vale swimming pool and Ontario . . .