Grant County in Danger of Being Moved Back out of Phase 2
Our friends up North are facing a setback if COVID cases continue to rise, according to WSDOH (Washington State Department of Health).
The Moses Lake City Council discussed the possibility on Tuesday night that Grant County could be moved back out of Phase 2.
Grant County has been in Phase 2 since May but might be asked to move back out of Phase if the cases continue to rise.
The current requirement is no more than 25 new cases per 100,000 in the last few weeks and the Grant County Health Department says they've had 563 new cases of COVID-19.
If Grant County has to roll back out of Phase 2, that means many businesses will have to close their doors again and no one wants that. It would mean a significant economic blow to the area.
The Moses Lake City Council is proposing a proclamation that supports the Grant County Mask Up Campaign.
The Campaign encourages residents to mask up and to continue to social distance themselves.
If Grant County has to step back a phase, it'll be the first time a Washington State County has had to reverse course on their reopening.
In Oregon, Umatilla County just came out of it's 'basement' after being slammed backwards two Phases. But none in WA have had to move back.
Governor Inslee has a hold on counties moving forward but we haven't seen a county moved back out of a phase yet..
If you want to read more details about Grant County and the possible move out of Phase 2, click here