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Chickenpox in county

Grant County Health District is warning it has identified cases of chickenpox in county schools.

“Chickenpox is a contagious, vaccine-preventable disease that can have serious complications (including death), especially for those who are immune compromised or have other health conditions,” a press release from the district states.

Park Orchard Elementary, North Elementary and Longview Elementary have “confirmed and probable” cases, and the spread to other schools is highly likely.

There was also an exposure on Sept. 7 at the Source of Life church.

GCHD is advis...

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