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Mark Lundsten on the issues

Q: Long term County public health role for the coronavirus pandemic?

A: Skagit County’s primary role in the pandemic is to realistically assess it and act accordingly, not to play politics. We need to continue to coordinate our efforts with the state’s and then, along with other counties and the state, work with our newly elected federal officials to establish a national strategy of testing, contact tracing, and then an effective vaccination program.

Q: County response for the long-term economic impact, both expenditures and tax revenues?

A: As we endure the inevitable budget effects of COVID,...


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