Lincoln County to seek quarantine variance
Local officials hope to open before other counties
Last updated 5/8/2020 at 8:30pm
DAVENPORT - Lincoln County is in the midst of filing for a variance to reopen businesses and services.
County Public Health Administrator Ed Dzedzy said Wednesday morning that he expects to submit an application to the state Department of Health later that day to move on to Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee's four-phase plan to open the economy.
The reopening plan comes in response to the governor's "stay home" quarantine ordered in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Inslee announced May 1 that 10 counties may be allowed to start reopening before others. Lincoln County was among those 10.