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By Beka Compton
The Times 

Three counties roll back to Phase 2

Walla Walla and Columbia Counties both remain in Phase 3 for now, local heath officials warn residents to stay vigilent as the number of COVID-19 cases inch up in the region.


April 15, 2021

OLYMPIA—Governor Jay Inslee Monday announced that three Washington State counties would roll back to Phase 2 of the Healthy Washington reopening plan after failing to meet the necessary metrics.

The three counties returning to Phase 2 are Cowlitz County, Pierce County, and Whitman County.

“These metric trends are driven by the virus, and we must continue to do everything we can to sharpen our focus and keep COVID-19 activity down. We are so close to the end of the tunnel here — we have made tremendous progress, and we must keep our focus,” Inslee said. “It’s like a football gam...

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