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At the start of month five of responding to the coronavirus pandemic in Washington state neither the news nor the prognosis is good. Skagit County has recorded 117 cases since July 4 and 223 cases since it moved into Phase 2 June 5. A two week total under 25 is the marker to proceed to Phase 3, further expanding economic activity in the County.

The virus is not under control, much less being beaten back in the county, throughout Washington or nationally.

Let’s focus on our little corner of the world, though the disastrous lack of a coordinated national response threatens the local availability...


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