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County health officer now recommending students study at home

School boards have decision to make on campus reopenings.


Last updated 8/11/2020 at 9:58am

Students return to school in 2016. It is still uncertain what this year's school reopening will look like.

COLFAX — A spike this week in positive COVID-19 cases has prompted the Whitman County Health Department to consider recommending schools in Whitman County keep campuses shuttered.

Nine new cases were announced today, Aug. 7, bringing the weekly total to 24, and 114 cases since the start of the pandemic. Whitman County Public Health Director Troy Henderson said 40% of the cases are non-Pullman residents.

Henderson is urging the public to reverse the trend by wearing a mask, social distancing and washing their hands.

Earlier in the week, Henderson had been preparing a recommendation for s...

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