Need a Covid test? Get one free Tuesday in Ontario

The latest snapshot of Covid cases in Malheur County from the county health department. (Enterprise graphic)

ONTARIO – The Malheur County Health Department will stage it’s a free Covid drive-thru testing event Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Malheur County Fairgrounds.

The health department, in conjunction with the Malheur County Covid Task Force and the Oregon Health Authority, is sponsoring the event.

Area residents can visit the testing site from noon until 6 p.m.

The testing sites are a crucial tool in the effort to stop the spread of the virus, said Sarah Poe, Malheur County Health Department director.

“You have to find the cases so that they are isolated and tracked down. If you don’t identify the cases they infect a lot more people,” said Poe.

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