COVID-19 Case Reporting Changes

The Malheur County Health Department is committed to posting daily updates on the COVID-19 testing results of Malheur County residents and sharing information clearly and quickly with the public. Now with four laboratory-confirmed positive cases in the county, we will not release press releases for each new case. Instead, each day we will update the case count at The page includes the situation in Malheur County, along with demographics of cases, including age group, sex, and whether the person is hospitalized. We are not allowed to share protected health information of patients.

Rest assured that public health nurses are busy conducing contact monitoring, case investigation, and coordinating with health care providers and the Oregon Health Authority. We appreciate your support and vigilance as we try to reduce the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on our community.

Sign up for email updates at and follow us on Facebook at Recent new posts include a Response to Frequently Asked Questions and a prevention poster. Call us during business hours with questions or concerns at 541-889-7279. We each have the ability to help protect the well-being of our neighbors. Thank you for promoting health with us!

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