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By Roger Harnack
Ritzville Adams County Journal 

Governor threatens return to Phase 2

Inslee said only 20% of residents vaccinated


Last updated 4/8/2021 at 5:20pm

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday, April 8, that moving a county backwards for at least three weeks in his phased reopening plan may provide the impetus to improve vaccination rates.

During his press conference, the governor said there has been a recent increase in coronavirus cases in some counties. And as a result, he’ll be looking at the “numbers” Monday to determine which counties should be bounced backward toward closure.

“This is not judgment day Monday,” he said. “The score is the score… The numbers will be the numbers.”

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