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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Health director discusses possible school impacts

Skidmore doubts county’s return to phase three


April 22, 2021

COLFAX — More Whitman County schools could return to online education because of increasing COVID cases.

Whitman County Health Director Chris Skidmore updated county commissioners Monday on the virus and vaccines.

Cases are down “quite a bit” at WSU, while an increase has come in outlying communities in Whitman County, specifically among K-12 student populations. Skidmore said much of it could be traced to an April 1 local sporting event that included different schools from around the county.

Schools in St. John and Endicott both went back to online-only education on April 15 and pau...

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