(STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent)
As some counties are experiencing an increase in COVID-19 cases, Governor Jay Inslee tweeted on Friday that he would not hesitate to freeze of even move counties backward in the state’s reopening plan.
On Friday, more counties moved to Phase 3 in the reopening plan including Grays Harbor, Mason, Lewis and Island counties. King County moved into Phase 2.
Spokane County officials asked Spokane County Health Officer Bob Lutz to request a move to Phase 3 in the reopening plan, but Lutz denied that request as the county is seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases while in Phase 2. More