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BEND, OR -- Deschutes County Commissioners received an update on COVID-19 yesterday. County Health Services Director Doctor George Conway outlined challenges facing the health care system and providers including…no known effective treatment…not much testing and…the need to buy time so as to not overwhelm the health care system. Commissioner Patti Adair said she was on a conference call with eastern Oregon counties on Wednesday mornimng and said the lack of Personal Protection Equipment in those coubnties is "fightening." Emergency Manager Sergeant Nathan Garibay with the Deschutes County Sheriff told commissioners the state has brought in an Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team that handles large, complex wildfires to help with logistics and supplies.

 

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