COVID-19 rapid test

A Grant County Health Department employee reviews a COVID-19 rapid test.

Four more people in Grant County tested positive for COVID-19.

The Grant County Health Department, in a press release Saturday, said the four people are in the Prairie City and John Day ZIP codes.

The health department said they are working with their respective healthcare providers.

The health department continues to encourage all residents to take the following precautions:

Wear a mask indoors and wear a mask outdoors if 6 feet of distancing cannot be maintained.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.

Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.

Stay home if you feel ill.

After someone contracts COVID-19, if they develop symptoms, they will usually appear within 14 days. Symptoms include:

ever or chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New loss of taste or smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

Nausea or vomiting

Diarrhea

Free COVID-19 "testing event" Sunday

The Oregon Health Authority will hold a COVID-19 testing event at the Grant County Health Department parking lot Sunday from 11 to 2 p.m. The testing event - free and open to the public - will be limited to those showing symptoms. 

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Steven Mitchell is a reporter for the Blue Mountain Eagle. Contact him at steven@bmeagle.com or 541-575-0710.

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