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By Victoria Fowler
Gazette Reporter 

Coronavirus preparation in Whitman County


March 12, 2020

Guests to Whitman Hospital & Medical Center are greeted by a sign at the entrance reminding those with flu-like symptoms to ask for a mask.

As of 4 p.m. Monday, March 9, there have been 162 positive confirmations of the coronavirus in Washington, along with 22 deaths.

While many of these cases are surfacing in western Washington, with the closest positive reported case being Grant County, hospitals and county officials are still taking precautions and making preparations for this virus.

On Monday, at the county commissioner workshop, Whitman County Health Director, Troy Henderson shared with county commissioners what he felt the status of the virus was in the county and how different departments can better prepare.

"I would say...

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