Representative peter DeFazio, representing Oregon’s 4th district, visited the University of Oregon’s Covid-19 monitoring and assessment program, or map, lab.
Last fall, the university received over 4 million dollars of federal Covid relief dollars, to help advance their testing program.
The state says the universities “Map Lab” has been a driving force in improving state testing capacity.
As of now, it’s Lane County’s largest testing program. According to the university, their map team can run up to 4 thousand tests per week.
NBC5 News reporter Brigham Harris graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in French. Brigham worked for NBC Sports in Europe and California. He also was a sports anchor and producer at BYUtv Sports.
Brigham and his wife are both natives of Ogden, Utah. He enjoys all things sports, outdoor activities and is a major dog enthusiast.