Malheur County, you’re supposed to stick with family, gather with no more than 6 others to stop Covid spread

Malheur County was put on another state list Friday to arrest the spread of the coronavirus, with Gov. Kate Brown urging but not mandating new limits on social gatherings and business operations.

The county was one of five put on a “pause” list by the governor because of its high infection rate. The county already has been on the state watch list, and the implications of the new suggestions and requirements wasn’t immediately clear.

Brown said that starting on Wednesday, Nov. 11, and lasting for two weeks, Malheur County would have to stop visits to care centers and reduce the maximum number of people dining together in a group to no more than six.

She also again urged businesses to mandate that employees work from home when possible. Brown didn’t order . . .