The Oregon Health Authority continues to publish Weekly Reports under the Situation in Oregon section on the OHA COVID-19 website with information about positive cases, including zip code.
The goal of releasing the data is to help people better understand the extent of community-based spread of the virus. The Malheur County Health Department (MCHD) and OHA are committed to being transparent and accountable to all the communities we serve.
OHA acknowledges privacy concerns that may exist as the release of data could potentially lead to the identity of cases. OHA is taking steps to protect privacy of patients by combining data. If a zip code’s population is less than 1000, then OHA combines zip codes and report the aggregate case count. Also, if there are less than 10 cases in a zip code, then OHA reports “1-9.”
For Malheur County, the June 17, 2020 Weekly Report shows COVID-19 cases in all three main cities. These numbers report the total case counts up to June 17th.
- For 97914 (Ontario), there are 29 cases.
- For 97913 (Nyssa), there are between 1-9 cases.
- For 97918 (Vale), there are between 1-9 cases.
- There are 183 cases statewide in zip codes with less than 1,000 population. We can confirm that there have been cases in towns of less than 1,000 in Malheur County.
Help us prevent an outbreak by staying vigilant and encouraging your household members to do the following:
- Stay home if you have even mild symptoms and call your health care provider to find out if you should be tested.
- Practice good hand hygiene with frequent hand washing or use hand sanitizer.
- Cover coughs/sneezes with elbow or tissue.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Practice physical distancing of at least six feet between you and others not in your household.
- Use cloth face coverings in public. It may be difficult to ensure that you can stay six feet away from others at all times. If you need a face covering, contact our office at 541-889-7279.