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Malheur County adjusts count of Covid infections involving Nyssa schools

NYSSA – A discrepancy emerged Friday between how local authorities are counting Covid infections reported in Nyssa schools and numbers put out earlier in the week by state authorities.

Sarah Poe, Malheur County Health Department director, said in a press release Friday evening that a total of eight people, including two students, have been infected in the past 28 days in cases connected to the Nyssa School District.

That includes one student and four employees or volunteers at Nyssa High School, one employee at Nyssa Middle School, and one student and one employee or volunteer at Nyssa Elementary School.

“Three of the staff are associated to a workplace outbreak and had no student contact,” Poe said in her release. “The other cases have been investigated and it was identified that they contracted Covid-19 from outside of the school.”

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