By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Combating unseen foe

Declaration of emergency, building closures part of Cheney COVID-19 response


Last updated 3/26/2020 at 12:39pm

CHENEY – It was just a matter of time.

Spokane County and the rest of Eastern Washington found itself finally caught up in the novel coronavirus/COVID-19 disease pandemic with a series of rapidly occurring events last week. Gov. Jay Inslee's declaration closing all K-12 public and private schools along with the restricting of public gatherings of no more than 250 people on Friday, March 13, was quickly followed by the announcement of the region's first three COVID-19 cases less than 24 hours later.

That was followed by the disclosure Sunday, March 15, that one of those cases was a Medical...

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