Gilliam County Emergency Services Coordinator Chris Fitzsimmons confirmed that a Condon resident had tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, as had been reported by the Oregon Health Authority on Sunday, September 13. Fitzsimmons said today that two additional individuals from Condon had also tested positive for the disease.
The two cases that were confirmed on Monday were tested at the South Gilliam County Medical Center in Condon. Fitzsimmons confirmed that all three individuals that had tested positive are Condon residents.
Neita Cecil, spokesperson for The North Central Public Health District (NCPHD) which is responsible for contact tracing of COVID-19 cases in Wasco, Sherman and Gilliam counties, also confirmed that three more people had tested positive for COVID-19 in Gilliam County. Cecil said that NCPHD cannot comment on cases that are under investigation and could not provide information about how the individuals were infected with the disease. Cecil only was able to say that there have been seven cases in Gilliam County, with four cases having recovered in Arlington.