Here’s what is behind the state’s move to ‘pause’ a lot of social life in Malheur County

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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 two-week “pause” 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 . . .