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Wahkiakum Receives Variance Approval to Move to Phase 2
The risk of COVID-19 in Washington is increasing. Take steps to protect yourself and people around you from the disease. Stay Home, Stay Healthy
Wahkiakum, WA. —Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services (WHHS) has received approval from the State Department of Health to proceed to Phase 2 of Governor Inslee’s Phased Approach to Reopening Washington Plan.
None of the Phase 2 activities/businesses can begin until the State has issued guidance for that activity/ business and that business can implement the requirements.
While the variance is effective immediately, the approval comes with significant conditions. Chief among those conditions is that businesses must not begin operations until guidance has been issued. The State webpage has the appropriate guidance documents listed as they are published.
The ability to move to future phases requires that community spread of COVID-19 be held in check.
It is important that citizens of Wahkiakum be diligent in protecting themselves and others from spread of the virus. If community spread begins to accelerate in the County, it is extremely likely that significant restrictions will return.
Citizens need to continue all voluntary measures to reduce spread of COVID-19.
What can I do to protect myself from COVID-19?
Currently, no vaccine exists for COVID-19. You can take steps to protect yourself and people around you from this and other diseases:
Diseases don’t discriminate.
The Health Department is your source for reliable local public health information, go to Wahkiakumcovid19.com for more information. Make sure you seek out and share accurate information related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Diseases don’t discriminate or stop at city, county, or international borders. COVID-19 may have originated abroad, but not everyone from parts of the world with increased risk has the disease or was potentially exposed to it. Remember to:
Find updated information about the novel coronavirus at Wahkiakumcovid19.com.