A meeting to discuss a Phase 2 variance application to Governor Jay Inslee’s Safe Start recovery plan was postponed yesterday. Commissioner Vickie Raines said on social media that the Board of Health and Board of Commissioners meetings were postponed until today so that the county could review a positive COVID case that was reported on Friday.

Raines said “I do not believe this postponement will change the direction of the County as we apply for Phase 2. We MUST move to Phase 2 as quickly and safely as possible. We must use common sense and move our County forward — NOW. We are ALL essential!”

She invited the public to the Board of Health Zoom meeting at noon today, followed by a 1pm Commissioner meeting to approve the variance application to move the county to Phase 2.

5/19 at 12pm – Board of Health:

5/19 at 1pm – Board of County Commissioners: