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  OLYMPIA - Numbers: As of 11:59 p.m. April 1, we have 6,585 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Washington state. For more numbers, visit our coronavirus webpage.   Gov. Inslee extends Stay Home, Stay Healthy order: The order is now extended through May 4. Social distancing appears to be...
Editors Note: This press release shows total cases as of April 1. As of 4:30 p.m. on April 2, the Chelan-Douglas Health District website shows a total of 18 cases for Chelan County and 6 cases for Douglas county, for a total of 24 for the two counties.       East Wenatchee – Many people...
WENATCHEE - To be in alignment with State and federal guidelines relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, as of March 27, all Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest developed recreation sites are closed until measures are lifted.   Developed recreation sites now closed include campgrounds, Sno-Parks,...
OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has announced its decision to temporarily close recreational fishing and shellfishing statewide in the wake of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s order directing Washingtonians to stay home and stay healthy to limit the spread of coronavirus...
OLYMPIA - So much has changed in the last several weeks, and the world has learned so much about COVID-19. Let’s review some of our Frequently Asked Questions. Some of the answers have changed since we last asked and answered them! Do I have COVID-19?  The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are...
Watching the press release the other day of the FDA describing medications being studied for use against coronavirus, I was intrigued when the official mentioned they were studying 2 drugs as possible treatment options, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine. I am personally familiar with...
CHELAN/DRYDEN - Chelan County Public Works made the decision today, March 26, to close the brush yards for the safety of the public and its employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Closing the brush yards allows employees to follow social distancing policies that have been mandated by the governor...
    WENATCHEE - Join us for the first topic of our WSU-OSU Tree Fruit Extension Webinar series. Title: Flowering, fruit set, and pollination biology. WSU professor, researcher and extension specialist Matthew Whiting will talk about fundamentals of flowering and fertilization, pollenizers...
WENATCHEE - Pursuant to the Governor’s Order effective at midnight last night, March 25, building inspections will be strictly limited to those activities necessary for the continuation of “essential public services” and for emergency home repairs related to life and safety issues. Our office...
WENATCEE - Monday, March 23 Governor Jay Inslee issued a statewide Executive “Stay at Home Order”. This order was put in place to protect the “whole community” of our State from the very contagious COVID-19 virus. Anyone employed in essential services involving operation of critical...

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