April 3, 2020

No new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Union County today. The total confirmed cases in Union County stands at three. There are no new cases reported in Wallowa County which remains at one confirmed case. The Wallowa County case is not located in Wallowa County but is a resident of the County. The total number of Oregon cases announced this morning was 899, up from 826 yesterday. Total completed tests in Oregon is 17,434, of which 16,535 are negative. Nationwide, 8,991 individuals have recovered from COVID-19.

Northeast Oregon Network (NEON) is available to answer questions and assist citizens by phone that have recently been laid off, lost work hours, or lost health insurance coverage. NEON is a grant-funded community partner serving Baker, Union and Wallowa Counties. They provide free assistance with enrollment, renewal and updates for Oregon Health Plan, private insurance plans and financial assistance as well as COFA Premium Assistance. They can be reached at (541) 910-5286.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has released a COVID-19 assessment tool to help evaluate your symptoms at home before seeking medical care. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html Follow the link and look for the Coronavirus Self Checker. If you’re still unsure, or if you have a non-urgent medical question for your Grande Ronde Hospital care team, MyChart is a great communication tool. If you have not yet created a MyChart account, you can learn more at https://wamt.myonlinechart.org/.