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Massive Covid testing session slated this week in Ontario

The Malheur County Health Department will host a drive-thru COVID-19 testing Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Malheur County Fairgrounds. (The Enterprise/File).

ONTARIO – Local public health officials hope a large-scale testing event set this week will help uncover crucial information to measure and stop the spread of Covid in Malheur County.

The event is scheduled Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Malheur County Fairgrounds. The drive-thru testing is free and no insurance is needed. Results from the tests are expected to be available within seven days. Free flu shots will also be offered at the event for people without insurance.

The Covid testing is open to anyone age 7 and above, said Sarah Poe, Malheur County Health Department director . . .