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State releases new regional COVID-19 plan

New guidelines based on proximity to health care services could help businesses reopen soon


Last updated 1/7/2021 at 10:21am

CHENEY — Area restaurants, bars and gyms may be able to reopen indoor services as soon as Jan. 11 under another coronavirus-related plan release by Gov. Jay Inslee during a press conference Tuesday.

Under the plan, the state will be divided into eight regions based on proximity to health care services.

Spokane County will be grouped in the East Region that includes Ferry, Stevens, Pend O’reille, Lincoln, Whitman, Adams, Garfield and Asotin counties.

All regions will be designated as “Phase 1” until at least Monday, Jan. 11.

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