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Medical services edge back towards normal

The Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 officially ended on May 11, much to the relief of Crook County Medical District.

As the emergency period ended, so too did the requirements placed on the district, said CEO Micki Lyons last week.

However, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance does still request certain measures be in place, she told the Board of Trustees, and COVID-19 itself has not gone away.

“They are still dribbling out guidance and we did just last week have five cases of COVID-19 in Long Term Care,” she said.

The district is in the process of updating its policy related to vac...