Healthy Washington

Inslee pauses 'Healthy Washington' phases for two weeks

OLYMPIA, Wash. — With counties throughout Washington state preparing for a rollback, Governor Jay Inslee announced a two-week pause to the 'Healthy Washington' guidance. This means that all counties in Phase 3, including Benton, Franklin and Yakima Counties, will remain…

Tri-Cities COVID-19 metrics suggest a return to Phase 2 next week

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Today's coronavirus metrics from the Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD) likely provides the bi-county region's final update before public health leaders re-evaluate 'Healthy Washington' standing. Given the current state of the coronavirus pandemic in Benton and Franklin Counties,…

Kittitas County Commissioners push for re-opening

CountKITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. — Shortly after news broke that the South Central region of Washington state won't re-open with seven other regions, Kittitas County officials sprung into action to fight for their constituents. Local leaders are extremely unhappy with their…