'Our population is so vulnerable'
Cheney Care Center takes steps to guard against COVID-19 virus
Last updated 3/19/2020 at 10:50am
By JOHN McCALLUM
CHENEY – Things are quiet at Cheney Care Center, quieter than normal. For Executive Director Keith Fauerso, quiet is good.
Center officials have watched as the novel coronavirus and the disease it carries, COVID-19, spread eastward from the Seattle-area and finally landed in Eastern Washington and Spokane County. As those developments took place, directives began being issued from state and federal officials designed specifically for facilities such as the Care Center — the first coming March 13.
“As of Friday, we’re in total lockdown,” Fauerso sai...