State sends help for virus fight in Malheur County, with mixed results

The promise of help for Malheur County came last July as Gov. Kate Brown put the community on her state watch list.

The listing meant state officials were alarmed by how fast the coronavirus was spreading in Malheur County and that the source for too many infections was a mystery. State officials said with the listing, more money and staffing would flow to the area.

A review of state records and interviews with key health officials shows that help did come. The Oregon Health Authority in particular has sent in experts, money and . . .