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By Ken Stern 

COVID-19 restrictions tightening

Skagit County follows state guidelines


CAUTIOUS, MASK-ABIDING TOURISTS WELCOME – Come to La Conner, but come masked. COVID-19 cases are increasing at a faster rate in Skagit County than other west-of-the-Cascade counties. Keep six feet from other people, and don't see more than five individuals the entire week. – Photo by Ken Stern

Forget a La Conner Octoberfest-like street fair this fall. There will be no large public events, nor weddings nor funerals in Skagit County or anywhere in Washington state through the end of 2020. Monday the Skagit County Board of Health agreed to extend County Public Health Officer Dr. Howard Leibrand’s guidance on cancelling large scale events. These follow Gov. Jay Inslee’s July 23 announcement of a prohibition on all live entertainment – indoors and outdoors – including drive-in concerts, comedy clubs and music in restaurants and other rollbacks from his Safe Start phase...

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