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Pullman businesses adapt to Phase 2 changes

Tawny Szumlas, owner of Rico’s Pub, said employees and customers are following COVID-19 regulations, which includes wearing protection gear like masks.

CHERYL AARNIO and SYDNEY BROWN

May 22, 2020

As Phase 2 kicks off in Pullman, businesses in town must adapt to a new normal. The Safe Start plan for businesses laid out by Gov. Jay Inslee includes specific industry guidelines that businesses must follow in order to reopen, said Pullman Downtown Coordinator Jeanne Weiler. These guidelines include p...

Whitman County approved to enter Phase 2

Whitman County approved to enter Phase 2

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 15, 2020

The Washington State Secretary of Health approved Whitman County’s Phase 2 variance waiver today, which will allow certain businesses to reopen, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center.  Another individual tested positive for COVID-19, according to the press release...

New COVID-19 case confirmed in Whitman County

New COVID-19 case confirmed in Whitman County

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 15, 2020

A new case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in Whitman County on Thursday, which brings the number of confirmed cases to 17.  The patient is a 20-39-year-old female, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. She is stable and isolating at home.  Health officials are working to identify the individual’s close conta...

Whitman County submits waiver for Safe Start Washington Phase 2

Whitman County submits waiver for Safe Start Washington Phase 2

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 13, 2020

Whitman County has not had any new positive cases of COVID-19 since April 22, which means the county is now eligible for a waiver to progress to Phase 2 of Safe Start Washington.  Whitman County has had 16 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 for the last three weeks, according to a press release fro...

City Council discusses Pullman reopening

Mayor Glenn Johnson said the Whitman County Health Department, Whitman County commissioners, and mayors of each city within Whitman County are backing the application for transitioning Whitman County to Phase 2.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

May 13, 2020

Councilmembers addressed the effects of COVID-19 on the city and the possibility of Pullman moving to Phase 2 of reopening during the city council meeting Tuesday. Mayor Glenn Johnson said the Whitman County Health Department, Whitman County commissioners, and mayors of each city within Whitman C...

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