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Social Gatherings Present Greatest Risk Of Contracting Virus

Deschutes County Health Officer Doctor George Conway gave a COVID-19 update to county commissioners yesterday. He says social gatherings continue to present a health risk. Conway says a risk continuum ranks activities from low to high risk. He says getting mail or ordering takeout is low, A higher risk comes from eating at a buffet or working out at a gym. Conway says the highest risk is going to a bar and / or being at a mass gathering, which he says, is happening now. He also says the virus spread in Deschutes county is still hitting young adults and some teens are now being infected and there are also cases among children 9 and below.


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