(STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent)
Stevens County has applied and is waiting for May 11…
Today, Washington State Secretary of Health John Wiesman approved applications from Columbia, Garfield, Lincoln, Ferry and Pend Oreille counties to move into Phase 2 of the state’s re-opening plan.
According to the Department of Health, businesses in the counties approved to move into Phase 2 must wait to reopen until guidance has been released for their industry on how to keep workers and the public safe. They must comply with all health and safety requirements outlined in that guidance to reopen.
Phase 2 means that people would have to follow the “Stay Home” order, but that all outdoor activity involving fewer than five people would be allowed including camping and going to the beach. More