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SALEM — The Oregon Health Authority reported 13 more new COVID-19 cases in Wallowa County in its report Thursday, Jan. 20, bringing the total to 972 for the pandemic, and in the last seven days to 96. There are were no new deaths in the county in the report, with the total staying at 13.  Read more

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ENTERPRISE — Wallowa County has surpassed 950 COVID-19 cases, as the Oregon Health Authority on Wednesday, Jan. 19, reported 22 new cases in the county. That moves the county total to 959 for the pandemic, and to around 160 for the month of January.  Read more

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WALLOWA — The Wallowa School District is moving its junior high and high school students to comprehensive distance learning the rest of the week, it announced on its Facebook page late Wednesday morning, Jan. 19. Read more

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The sports slate for this week is already getting shaken up. Read more

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ENTERPRISE — Wallowa County had its highest single report of new COVID-19 cases to date. Read more

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ENTERPRISE — With high volumes of COVID-19 tests being requested at Wallowa Memorial Medical Clinic locations, Cloverleaf Hall will be the site of COVID tests in an effort to help relieve congestion at the clinics. The tests will be done in an outreach trailer in the Cloverleaf parking lot.  Read more

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Wallowa County is moving closer to 900 COVID-19 cases.  Read more

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ENTERPRISE — Thirteen more cases of COVID-19 were reported in Wallowa County by the Oregon Health Authority Wednesday, Jan. 12, moving the count in the pandemic to 862. More than 60 cases have been reported this month. Read more

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JOSEPH — The Joseph boys basketball team has had its weekend slate of games postponed, while the Joseph girls have had one contest moved. Read more

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ENTERPRISE — Wallowa County had one of its highest one-day totals of COVID-19 cases during the pandemic reported on Tuesday, Jan. 11. Read more

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SALEM — COVID-19 cases are moving upwards again during the first full week of 2022. Read more

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ENTERPRISE — More than 700. Read more

ENTERPRISE — Two health care facilities in Wallowa County are the recipients of part of more than $118 million going to 481 rural providers in Oregon for COVID relief under the American Rescue Plan Act, according to a Nov. 30 press release from U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley. Read more

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ENTERPRISE — About 22% of children ages 5-17 have received a complete series of COVID-19 vaccinations in Wallowa County, according to data reported by the Oregon Health Authority on Monday, Dec. 27. Read more

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ENTERPRISE — Wallowa County had another low weekly count of new COVID-19 cases.  Read more

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SALEM — December started with a low COVID-19 case count in Wallowa County. Read more

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ENTERPRISE — COVID-19 numbers ticked upward in Wallowa County the last week after a two-week run of single-digit case counts.  Read more

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ENTERPRISE — A 13th individual from Wallowa County has died from COVID-19, the Oregon Health Authority announced late Tuesday morning, Nov. 23. Read more

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SALEM — Wallowa County had COVID-19 numbers last week that more resembled what it saw during the spring prior to the Delta variant spike. Read more

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ENTERPRISE — Wallowa County in the past week bucked what had been a positive trend in local COVID-19 cases, but the count is still well below the highs of recent months.  Read more

ENTERPRISE — Running marathons has become an annual tradition for Emily Sheahan. Read more

The Oregon Health Authority reported nine new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, Nov. 2, bringing the county's total to 714. The state reported 1,123 cases and 29 deaths Tuesday, though it has not yet stated which counties the fatalities were in. Read more

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WALLOWA COUNTY — No employees at two of Wallowa County’s primary senior living facilities had to leave their jobs in late October when the state’s mandate requiring health care workers be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption to the vaccine took effect. Read more

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ENTERPRISE — The positive trend in COVID-19 cases continues. Read more

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ENTERPRISE — A walk-in clinic for people interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine will take place at the Cloverleaf Hall in Enterprise on Friday, Oct. 29, according to a press release from Wallowa Memorial Hospital. Read more

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ENTERPRISE — COVID-19 cases dropped again in Wallowa County. Read more

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PORTLAND — Brooke Langerman, one of the Wallowa County 911 dispatchers, was celebrated Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Portland Trail Blazers game as “our hometown hero.” Read more

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ENTERPRISE — For the second year in a row, the Wallowa Valley Health Care Foundation’s Healthy Futures Dinner Auction will have a virtual flavor. Read more

ENTERPRISE — Nearly all faculty and staff at schools in Wallowa County have complied with Gov. Kate Brown’s mandate that they receive the coronavirus vaccine or obtain medical or religious exemptions to the requirement, school administrators said. Read more

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ENTERPRISE — A corner may be turning on COVID-19 cases in Wallowa County. Read more

The Oregon Health Authority reported nine new cases of COVID-19 in Wallowa County over the last two days — five on Tuesday, Oct. 12, and four on Wednesday, Oct. 13. The OHA website has the county's overall total now at 661. There were no new fatalities among the cases, keeping the total at 12.  Read more

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ENTERPRISE — COVID-19 cases may be dropping slowly statewide, but the count is still quite high in Wallowa County. Read more

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ENTERPRISE — The month of September saw slightly fewer COVID-19 cases in Wallowa County than August, which had recorded the highest monthly total to date. Read more

The Oregon Health Authority reported on Monday, Oct. 4, that there were 20 new cases of COVID-19 in Wallowa County over the weekend, which pushes the count since the start of the pandemic past 600. The 19-month total now stands at 602.  Read more

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SALEM — The Oregon Health Authority has now released just over two months’ worth of COVID-19 breakthrough case data. Read more

Wallowa County had four more cases of COVID-19 reported by the OHA on Oct. 1, bringing the overall total to 582.  Read more

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The Oregon Health Authority reported seven new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, Sept. 30, to bring the overall pandemic total to 578, and the total during the month of September to 159. The total is jut behind August's case count of 180.  Read more

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ENTERPRISE — The Oregon Health Authority reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 in Wallowa County on Wednesday, Sept. 29, and two new cases on Sept. 28, which moves the overall total during the pandemic to 571. Read more

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ENTERPRISE — Wallowa Memorial Hospital is hopeful that by the Oct. 18 vaccine deadline, the vast majority of its staff will be vaccinated or have filed for an exemption. Read more

The Oregon Health Authority reported that in Wallowa County the total number of cases during the pandemic has risen past 550. Read more

The 12th Wallowa County death related to COVID-19, as well as eight new cases, were reported by the Oregon Health Authority on Friday, Sept. 24.  Read more

There were 11 more cases of COVID-19 in Wallowa County, as reported by the Oregon Health Authority on Thursday, Sept. 23, bringing its overall total to 532. That includes 113 cases in the month of September alone. Read more

The Oregon Health Authority reported 13 more COVID-19 cases in Wallowa County on Wednesday, Sept. 22, to bring the pandemic total to 521. Read more

BAKER CITY — Tyler Brown’s family owns one restaurant in Baker City that hasn’t served a meal since before the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in Baker County. Read more

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SALEM — The Oregon Health Authority on Thursday, Sept. 16, reported five new COVID-19 deaths in Wallowa County, bringing the total during the pandemic to 11. Four of the deaths were from cases during the most-recent surge of the virus, which started in July, and a fifth was from earlier in t… Read more

The Oregon Health Authority reported 19 cases of COVID-19 in Wallowa County in its most recent update on Tuesday, Sept. 7, which was the combined total of the previous four days. It brings the total in Wallowa County to 464. That total includes 45 already in the month of September, and comes… Read more

JOSEPH — Due to rising coronavirus cases in Wallowa County and the new mask orders from the Oregon Health Authority, the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture will not be able to produce this year’s Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts as planned, but it is going on, according to a press release. Read more

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WALLOWA COUNTY — As the latest surge of coronavirus hits Wallowa County, few businesses have been forced to close but there is a renewed interest in requiring face masks and sanitizing business premises. Read more

Wallowa County is approaching 450 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic as the numbers that showed during August are rolling into September.  Read more

The Josephy Center for Arts and Culture is hosting a special virtual Brown Bag at noon Tuesday, Sept. 7. Read more

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ENTERPRISE — Wallowa County is angry. Read more

Wallowa County had three new cases of COVID-19, the Oregon Health Authority reported on Thursday, Sept. 2, raising the overall total in the pandemic to 422. Read more

The Oregon Health Authority reported seven new cases of COVID-19 in Wallowa County for the second day in a row on Wednesday, Sept. 1. The county total is at 419. The cases, since the new total was from tests confirmed Aug. 31, put the August total in the county for the month at 180. That cou… Read more

The final report from August from the Oregon Health Authority showed seven new cases of COVID-19 in Wallowa County on Tuesday, Aug. 31, raising the overall total to 412. The number of cases during the month of August is up to 173. Read more

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Wallowa County has surpassed 400 COVID-19 cases, and has now seen its case count double in just over a month. Read more

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ENTERPRISE — Statewide, hospitals have been near or even at their capacity, with more than 1,100 people in Oregon hospitalized due to coronavirus and the state exceeding 90% capacity. Read more

On a day that the Oregon Health Authority reported a new one-day care record with 3,207, there were eight new cases in Wallowa County to bring the total number in the pandemic to 373, and this month to 134. Read more

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ENTERPRISE — The Oregon Health Authority reported eight more cases of coronavirus in Wallowa County on Thursday, Aug. 26, bringing the county total during the pandemic to 365.  Read more

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WALLOWA — Wallowa's jamboree and first football game of the 2021 season have been canceled due to coronavirus, Athletic Director Marvin Gibbs confirmed Thursday, Aug. 26. Read more

The Oregon Health Authority reported five new cases of COVID-19 in Wallowa County on Wednesday, Aug. 25, raising the total to 357 since the start of the pandemic, and 118 this month. Read more

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ENTERPRISE — Coronavirus has taken out another major local event for the second year in a row.  Read more

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The Oregon Health Authority reported four new cases of COVID-19 in Wallowa County on Tuesday, Aug. 24, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 352.  Read more

SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown has expanded a mandatory mask order to include large outdoor gatherings as well as indoor gatherings. Read more

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Facing a sharp surge in COVID-19 infections that threatens to swamp Oregon hospitals, Gov. Kate Brown ordered a double dose Thursday of mandatory vaccination mandates. Read more

Wallowa County posted its highest one-day total of COVID-19 cases to date. Read more

Wallowa County matched its record for COVID-19 cases in a day, as the Oregon Health Authority reported 10 more cases on Wednesday, Aug. 18, to push the total in the county to 311. The count was among 2,139 new cases statewide and 11 more deaths.  Read more

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Wallowa County had four more new cases of COVID-19, the Oregon Health Authority reported on Tuesday, Aug. 17, including the 300th case in the county since the start of the pandemic. The county is now at 301 cases. Read more

Wallowa County inched closer to 300 total cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, with six more cases reported by the Oregon Health Authority Friday, Aug. 13. The county's overall total is now at 286.  Read more

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Wallowa County had seven more cases of COVID-19 reported on Thursday, Aug. 12, on a day the Oregon Health Authority reported the highest one-day total during the pandemic of 2,387. The total in the county is now 280.  Read more

Two more cases of COVID-19 were reported in Wallowa County according to the Oregon Health Authority on Wednesday, Aug. 11, the same day that Gov. Kate Brown re-instituted mask mandates in indoor locations. The total now in Wallowa County since the start of the pandemic is 273. Read more

SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown on Wednesday, Aug. 11, ordered face masks worn indoors in public places by everyone age 5 and over beginning Friday. Read more

Wallowa County has passed 270 COVID-19 cases after eight new cases were reported by the Oregon Health Authority on Tuesday, Aug. 10. That comes on the heels of Monday's report of seven new cases from over the weekend. The count of total COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic is now a… Read more

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SALEM — With COVID-19 cases surging across the state of Oregon, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced Tuesday, Aug. 10, two new health and safety measures — a vaccination requirement for state employees and statewide indoor mask requirements, according to a press release from the governor’s office. Read more

After high numbers most of the week, the count of new COVID-19 cases in Wallowa County was at just one on Friday, moving the overall total to 257.  Read more

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There are eight more cases of COVID-19 in Wallowa County, the Oregon Health Authority reported on Thursday, Aug. 5. It's the third-highest one-day total in the county during the pandemic, and comes less than a week after the county had its highest single-day count of 10 on July 30. Read more

There have been three more reported cases of COVID-19 in Wallowa County, bringing the total during the pandemic to 248, the Oregon Health Authority reported Wednesday, Aug. 4.  Read more

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ENTERPRISE — Cases of COVID-19 are up again in Wallowa County — this time, to the highest one-day total to date since the start of the pandemic. Read more

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Masks are going to be required back in the classroom this fall. Read more

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JOSEPH — Face masks are once again being required at the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture because of a surge in coronavirus cases, according to a press release. Read more

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Wallowa County has had its second-highest one-day count of COVID-19 cases to date. Read more

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ENTERPRISE — There were 15 new coronavirus cases reported in Wallowa County in the past five days, the Oregon Health Authority reported Tuesday, July 27. Read more

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ENTERPRISE — Three COVID-19 cases and one death were reported in Wallowa County by the Oregon Health Authority on Monday, July 19. Read more

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Oregon will lift pandemic limits in place for over a year this week, Gov. Kate Brown said Friday, June 25. Read more

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SALEM — Eastern Oregon lawmakers are calling for the state to end supplemental unemployment benefits to help out-of-work Oregonians endure the pandemic, saying the programs have spurred a workforce shortage that is hurting regional business economies. Read more

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SALEM — Nearly all COVID-19 restrictions could be lifted in as early as just over two weeks, Gov. Kate Brown said Friday, June 4. Read more

The Oregon Health Authority has reported a new case of COVID-19 in Wallowa County each of the last two days, with a case Tuesday, June 1, and Wednesday, June 2, bringing the overall total in the county to 189. They are the first cases reported in close to two weeks. The last day a case had b… Read more

ENTERPRISE — Mask up, or show proof of vaccination. Read more

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ENTERPRISE — Two major announcements last week — one from the state level and one at the federal level — seek to move toward opening life up more and lift more COVID-19 restrictions. Read more

The recent increase of COVID-19 cases in Wallowa County has slowed again. Read more

ENTERPRISE — Wallowa Memorial Hospital and Medical Clinic will be hosting two walk-in clinics — one Friday, May 14, in Joseph, and one Monday, May 24, in Wallowa — for individuals who want a COVID-19 vaccine. Read more

Gov Kate Brown laid out some basic math on Tuesday for Oregon's way out of pandemic restrictions: Get 70% of adult residents at least one shot of vaccine and "normalcy" can start to return as early as next month. Read more

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ENTERPRISE — Two cases of COVID-19 were reported in Wallowa County by the Oregon Health Authority over the weekend, bringing the countywide total to 182 since the start of the pandemic last year. Read more

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ENTERPRISE — There are two more COVID-19 cases in Wallowa County, the Oregon Health Authority reported Thursday, May 6. That brings the total number of cases in the county to 180, and 20 cases in the past 10 days.  Read more

Wallowa County had two more cases of COVID-19, the Oregon Health Authority reported Wednesday, May 5, raising the overall total since the start of the pandemic to 178. There have been 18 cases reported in the county in the last nine days. Read more

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ENTERPRISE — Fifteen new COVID-19 cases in five days. Read more

The Oregon Health Authority reported three more cases of COVID-19 in Wallowa County on Thursday, April 29, raising the total in the pandemic to 168 and the total in the last three days to eight. The county also had a reported three cases Wednesday and two on Tuesday.  Read more

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WALLOWA — Wallowa High School closed for two weeks, effective Thursday, April 29, after several COVID-19 cases were confirmed at the school, Superintendent Tammy Jones said in a post to the district’s Facebook page April 29. Read more

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