(RICK BANNAN/Centralia Chronicle)
Washington counties will likely have an easier time phasing their way through the state’s reopening process as Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday announced new guidance allowing for greater flexibility for counties seeking to return to normalcy following the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a press conference, the governor announced a new set of criteria allowing counties to move into the second phase of “Safe Start Washington.” Washington State’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order is set to expire at the end of Sunday, though Inslee said he would be making another proclamation enacting the new criteria for allowance of business operations and gatherings to operate at limited levels. More