Mayor signs reopening letter
Last updated 5/18/2020 at 10:08pm
RITZVILLE - The city has signed onto an Adams County Commission letter requesting a variance from Gov. Jay Inslee's quarantine orders.
Mayor Gary Cook explained the letter to the City Council during a May 5 meeting.
The letter requests a variance from the state Department of Health allowing for Phase I of the governor's plan to reopen the economy here.
As of Monday evening, only eight counties - Adams, Ferry, Pend Oreille, Columbia, Stevens, Wahkiakum, Skamania and Garfield - had successfully been granted a variance.
As of press time, they had not yet received an order from the state on h...