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By Roger Harnack

Schoesler says he won't extend some quarantine orders

End of some lockdowns could come as soon as May 4


Last updated 4/24/2020 at 3:15pm

RITZVILLE - The state Senate majority leader said Wednesday, April 23, that he will refuse to extend quarantine rules on "low-hanging fruit."

Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, said some of that so-called fruit includes fishing, elective surgeries and home construction.

Those and other prohibitions are among the coronavirus emergency quarantine rules ordered by Gov. Jay Inslee. The emergency was declared Feb. 29. The order has since been amended at least once, and several new rules have been added in separate orders.

Gov. Inslee's current rules are set to expire May 4.

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