A chance to sit inside a restaurant or bar starts Friday across Malheur County

Plaza Inn Restaurant in Ontario will be just one of many restaurants that will be open for in-door seating Friday. (The Enterprise/Kezia Setyawan).

VALE – Local residents will be able to go get a cold beer or drop by their favorite restaurant and sit down for a meal Friday, after the state changed Malheur County’s Covid risk level Feb. 23.

Gov. Kate Brown announced that the county was to drop from the Covid extreme risk category to moderate risk.

The new designation means indoor dining . . .