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By Bill Stevenson
Gazette Editor 

County rolled back to Phase 2 restrictions

One of three counties now in Phase 2

 

April 15, 2021

Three counties were set back to Phase 2 restrictions by the state.

State of Washington

Three counties were set back to Phase 2 restrictions by the state.

OLYMPIA — Whitman County was rolled back to COVID Phase 2 restrictions by Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday.

Whitman joins two others, Cowlitz and Pierce counties, set back because the number of new COVID cases did not meet the metrics set by the state.

"These are not punitive actions. They are to save lives and protect public health," Inslee said. "These metric trends are driven by the virus and we must continue to do everything we can to sharpen our focus and keep COVID-19 activity down. We are so close to the end of the tunnel here."

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