COVID-19

Benton County Jail Reports Coronavirus Outbreak
(Kennewick, WA) -- They're calling it an outbreak. The Benton County Jail says right now they've got 97 inmates testing positive for Coronavirus, all seem to have mild symptoms. Another 91 are in quarantine after being exposed. 24 guards have tested positive, and out of those, all but 6 have returned ...
Five Washington State Senators Test Positive for COVID-19 as 2022 Legislative Session Begins
Five Washington State Senators Test Positive for COVID-19 as 2022 Legislative Session Begins
(Olympia, WA) -- The 2022 legislative session is officially underway in Washington State, and five Senators are infected with COVID-19. Democratic Senator Mark Mullet of Issaquah, Democratic Senator Yasmin Trudeau of Tacoma, and Republican Senator Shelly Short of Addy all announced positive test results on Monday ...
Benton Sheriff Addresses State Health Meeting set for Wed
Benton Sheriff Addresses State Health Meeting set for Wed
(Kennewick, WA) -- Benton County Sheriff Tom Croskrey issued a statement Monday an upcoming meeting the Washington State Board of Health plans to hold on Wednesday. The statement follows. As the Sheriff of Benton County, I have been receiving inquiries from those residing in Benton County regarding the upcoming State Board of Health meeting that is scheduled for January 12th ...
WA Orders 5.5M At-Home COVID-19 Tests
(Olympia, WA) -- Washington Governor Jay Inslee says the state is preparing for an increase in COVID-19 cases, because of the Omicron variant. Inslee says the state has purchased over five-million at-home COVID-19 tests. Schools and local health agencies will get a million tests each ...

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