MCHD COVID-19 Update

The Malheur County Health Department is still open for limited services. Please be sure to call before coming in: 541-889-7279.

The Malheur County Courthouse in Vale is open by appointment only. Call the department needed and do your business by phone, email, or mail, if possible. You can find each department’s contact information HERE.

We have a new page, “COVID-19 Cases,” to report the current case count. We will update daily Monday-Friday until there is a positive case and then report on weekends additionally. Very briefly this morning the page listed an incorrect number and we apologize to anyone who accessed the page and saw an incorrect posting. We currently have 19 confirmed negative tests and 0 positive.

FEMA has started a Coronavirus Rumor Control page. One myth dispelled is that there would be a national lock down. We have heard local rumors that there will be a lock down between Oregon and Idaho and people will not be able to cross the border. That is NOT true. People are not being stopped driving and can cross the border from Idaho to Oregon and Oregon to Idaho. We do ask that people stay home and only travel for essential business and needs.

Questions? Call us at 541-889-7279 or email

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