This summer, 20 friends rented a beach house on the Oregon coast for a three-day celebration. Nobody felt sick at the time.
But four of the friends were likely infected with COVID-19 and silently spreading it.
Twelve people in the group eventually got sick — but only after they’d first returned to work, unwittingly spreading the virus further.
“They have been linked to five workplace outbreaks, with a total of more than 300 cases so far,” said Dean Sidelinger, the state’s epidemiologist.
He declined to specify where and when the beach party took place.