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Editorial: Now, more than ever, is the time to wear a mask

As Chris Wallace of FOX News said last week, “Wear the damn mask.” That simple step can help pull the country and particularly Malheur County out of the pandemic quicker. Many of us are following the Wallace maxim of public health. Still more need to.

In Oregon, Malheur County remains the hotspot when it comes to Covid. The county has a higher infection rate than any other county, and has had for weeks. The community has two unusual factors exacerbating the matter. The high number of infections at Snake River Correctional Facility counts against us . . .