Malheur County urges those attending funeral, youth activities to get Covid test

A Malheur County health care worker screens people for symptoms at Ontario's Covid testing site on July 1. Free testing is available at the Malheur County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, Oct. 14. (The Enterprise/File)

NYSSA - The Malheur County Health Department is keeping a wary eye on a number of local events – including a recent funeral – where a large group of people were exposed to the Covid virus.

The health department confirmed Covid cases linked to an Oct. 2 funeral at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Nyssa, Nyssa School District and youth activities in Fruitland and Parma and Four Rivers Community School in Ontario.

The health department concern surfaces after the county’s weekly Covid cases dropped to 67 the week of Sept. 27 through Oct. 3. That was the lowest since . . .