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County awaits new phase designation


COLFAX — Whitman County could drop a phase in the state virus reopening stages.

Whitman County Public Health Director Chris Skidmore gave an assessment to county commissioners Monday morning.

"What phase are we going to be in this evening, Chris?" asked commissioner Michael Largent.

Skidmore reported local case numbers continued on "a downward trend" but the county was still at more than 350 cases per 100,000 in population.

"That would technically put us into Phase One," Skidmore said. "Though I don't know if the governor would drop us more than one phase."

The county is in Phase Three.


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