NE WASHINGTON WEEKEND IN REVIEW: Inchelium wins state title, Washington deals with Coronavirus and EWU wins Big Sky title
(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent)
CASES OF CORONA VIRUS CONTINUE TO RISE IN WASHINGTON
As of Monday, the Washington Health Department reported 136 cases of the Coronavirus and 19 people have died in the state from the virus. The majority of those deaths happened in an elderly care center in Kirkland. While there was initially thought to be a case of coronavirus in Spokane, this was later proven to be a false reporter. A person in Colville suspected of having the virus was tested and the results came back negative. Click here for the full story.
LOCAL HOSPITALS ENFORCING VISITOR RESTRICTIONS
St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chewelah and Mt. Carmel Hospital in Colville are enforcing visitor restrictions as a precaution against the coronavirus. The hospitals would use this same policy during peak flu season. All patients at the hospital are limited to two visitors at a time and they must be immediate family members 18 and older. “We understand the importance of seeing loved ones while you are receiving care, and know the value visitors bring to our patients,” say guidelines Providence released. “At this time, we encourage patients and their families to communicate through phone and video chat.” Click here for the full story.
EWU MEN’S BASKETBALL WINS BIG SKY TITLE
The celebration the EWU Eagles enjoyed Saturday (March 7) can only be topped by a potential NCAA Tournament berth in a week. Using a late run and defense to take the lead for good, the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team beat Weber State 78-69 to win the outright Big Sky Conference title on Senior Day on Saturday (March 7) at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash. Eastern closes the conference season with a school-record 16 Big Sky wins versus just four losses. Click here for the full story.