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By Beka Compton
the Times 

Coronavirus preparations happening locally

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, which made national headlines in late January, has made its way into Washington State, and local health entities are working diligently to update medical staff and create a plan of action.


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WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg City Council's Flood and Emergency Preparedness Committee has been meeting weekly, or as needed, in response to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. The committee, which has representatives from the Waitsburg City Council, Columbia Walla Walla County Fire District 2 and various community members, is focusing on a community plan of action in the event that COVID-19 reaches Waitsburg. The members have been reviewing information from a daily webinar through the Washington State Department of Health (WSDOH).

The Columbia County Hospital has also been preparing for th...

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