Stay Informed: Public health news and advisories. 

  • Malheur County Health Department Media Contacts
    • General:
      • Sarah Poe 541-889-7279 x127
    • Communicable Disease / Outbreaks:
      • Angie Gerrard 541-889-7279 x114
      • Tana Waller 541-889-7279 x112
  • See our Meet Our Team page for direct contacts by program. 

Press Releases by Date

April 3, 2020 COVID-19 Guidance for Malheur County Residents

April 2, 2020 Malheur County Reports Second Positive COVID-19 Case

March 29, 2020 Malheur County’s First Positive Case of COVID-19

March 25, 2020 Guidance Following COVID-19 Case in Payette County

March 24, 2020 Southwest District Health Confirms Positive COVID-19 Case in Payette County

March 23, 2020 Business Social Distancing Essential to Slow COVID-19 Pandemic

March 18, 2020 Malheur COVID-19 Emergency Declaration

March 16, 2020 Malheur County Health Department Community Mitigation Recommendations

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March 12, 2020 State of Oregon Updated Mitigation Measures on Coronavirus Response

March 12, 2020 New COVID-19 Social Distancing Measures in Place

March 11, 2020 People at Higher Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19

March 10, 2020 First Multnomah County resident tests positive for COVID-19

March 8, 2020 OHA adds 7 new presumptive positive cases to Oregon’s COVID-19 count

March 8, 2020 State agencies issue COVID-19 guidance to Oregon schools and universities

March 5, 2020 MCHD COVID-19 Update

March 4, 2020 Idaho is prepared, do your part to prevent spread

March 2, 2020 Oregon identifies third presumptive positive case of COVID-19

March 2, 2020 Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities

March 1, 2020 Second Positive Case of COVID-19 Appears in Oregon

February 28, 2020 Oregon announces first, presumptive case of novel coronavirus

February 24, 2020 OHA to begin regular updates on persons under monitoring for COVID-19

February 24, 2020 MCHD Opioid Prevention

February 3, 2020 February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

January 31, 2020 Flu Season is in Full Swing in Malheur County

December 12, 2019 Alarming lead levels found in certain traditional cosmetics, turmeric

November 25, 2019 With whooping cough on the rise, health officials urge vaccination

October 14, 2019 Malheur County Health Department to Host Emergency Preparedness Training and Conduct Drill to Provide Seasonal Flu Vaccine to Public