Malheur County’s cases take sharp drop as state prepares to lift mask mandate

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Finally, Malheur County isn’t ranked at the bottom when it comes to Covid.

As of Friday, the county was just one of two in Oregon where federal authorities rated the community level of the coronavirus as “low.” Grant County was the other.

Most Oregon counties still rank at a “high” community level, according to the CDC.

The new rating comes as Oregon officials announced that one of the last vestiges of pandemic protocols – mandatory masks – is going away.

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