June 30, 2020

The Union County Incident Management Team will be hosting a community briefing tonight at 6:00 p.m.  The purpose of the meeting will be to provide an opportunity for leadership to answer key questions that have been surfacing locally regarding COVID-19.  Due to physical distancing requirements, the briefing will be provided virtually and live-streamed on the NE Oregon Joint Information Center Facebook page.  The briefing will also be available for later viewing at www.neojic.union-county.org.

Today, Center for Human Development announced 10 new cases for Union County bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 337.  Union County has a total of 1,553 negative tests returned according to the Oregon Health Authority website. Wallowa County announced two new cases today bringing their total to 10 cases. The two new cases will be included in the count provided by Oregon Health Authority tomorrow.

Tomorrow begins the new requirement of wearing masks in all indoor places open to the public throughout Oregon.  Over the past month, COVID-19 has continued to spread in urban and rural communities. Governor Brown stated “I do not want to have to close down businesses again like other states are now doing. If you want your local shops and restaurants to stay open, then wear a face covering when out in public. It’s up to all of us what happens next.” Mask, Face Shield, Face Covering Guidance and a “Mask Required” sign for businesses are available through the following links: