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By Victoria Fowler
Gazette Reporter 

Emergency declared:

How COVID-19 is affecting Whitman County


March 19, 2020

Whitman County Commissioners authorized an emergency declaration for COVID-19 in Whitman County with an unanimous vote from all three commissioners Monday morning.

This emergency declaration is primarily meant to open up additional resources for emergency personal.

Commissioner Michael Largent said this emergency declaration might not be as important as the one on the state and federal level, but he believes it’s prudent that we recognize officially that we are in a time of emergency and we’ll need all the resources that we can gather to respond appropriately.

“The declaration just op...

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