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This has raised concern from border towns in Oregon, who have worried about community spread from areas in Idaho, the Idaho Statesman reports.
Sarah Poe, director of the Malheur County Health Department in eastern Oregon, said it’s been difficult to monitor both states.
- “I have had very strong encouragement from the state level, both the governor’s office and the Oregon Health Authority, to be mitigating the risk from Idaho,” Poe said. “And it’s been very hard.”
- “We remain committed to working with bordering state partners to ensure healthy communities,” she wrote. “The positivity rate is mirrored on both sides of the border. We advise citizens to follow the laws and recommendations of their state.”