We reported fewer COVID-19 cases over the last several days and while that is worth celebrating, the positive rate remained high (16%) because the total number of tests reported was also relatively low. Last week saw another record-breaking day for new COVID-19 cases in Oregon and Idaho surpassed the number of COVID-19 positive cases in Oregon, with only 40% of the population of Oregon.
The continuing increase in cases around Malheur County is a reminder of just how important wearing a face covering, frequent hand washing, physical distancing and staying home when you’re sick or under isolation or quarantine continue to be.
COVID-19 is still in our communities, and we each have a role to play in reducing its spread. As you consider your weekend plans, here are four questions you can ask yourself to assess how risky they are.