Today the Malheur County Court, Malheur County Health Department, and Malheur County COVID-19 Taskforce announce the “Keep Malheur County Open” campaign.
Please download, print, post, and share the following posters to support businesses and the health of our community:
- Wear a Mask – Horizontal Flyer – English
- Wear a Mask – Vertical Flyer – English
- Must Wear a Mask – Horizontal Flyer – English
- Must Wear a Mask – Vertical Flyer – English
- Wear a Mask – Horizontal Flyer – Spanish
- Additional Spanish versions coming soon.
Malheur County has one of the highest rates of new COVID-19 cases in the state, with 136 new COVID-19 cases reported in the last ten days, bringing the total case count to 538. Over 435 of those people are potentially still infectious. There have been 415 positive cases reported in Malheur County since July 1st. The percentage of positive tests has also significantly increased from 4.6% June 22nd to 16.7% July 22nd, the highest it has ever been. In response to these alarming numbers, the Office of the Governor Kate Brown placed Malheur County on a Watch List. Malheur County faces increased restrictions if the metrics do not improve.
All of us play an important part as Malheur County remains open. Here is what all members of the community must do to keep our businesses open as we move forward:
- Physical Distance: Be at least 6 feet from people you don’t live with. Stay home if you are sick. Stay close to home and avoid trips outside your community.
- Protect Others: Cover your cough and sneeze with elbow or tissue. Avoid touching your face. Use face coverings in public.
- Keep Clean: Frequently wash your hands for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Frequently clean your work and living space, especially high touch places like doors and handles.
It is absolutely critical that everyone does their part to reduce the risk of COVID-19 for themselves and those who are most vulnerable in our County. It will take several solutions from all sectors of our community to flatten the curve of new infections and save lives. Together, We Can Keep Malheur County Open.