Beginning January 4, 2022, Baker County will modify the way the County reports COVID-19 related deaths. COVID-19 related deaths will now be included in Baker County Health Department Facebook posts along with daily case information, and will also be included with the total death counts on www.bakercountycovid19.com. The County will no longer be providing a press release for each death reported. There will be no changes to the way the Oregon Health Authority reports COVID-19 related deaths.
The Baker County staff extend our condolences to everyone who has lost a loved one to COVID-19. We recognize and honor the losses our community has experienced, and unfortunately, continues to experience. Changes to the way COVID-19 deaths are reported will continue to provide the community and media timely information about deaths the Oregon Health Authority reports.