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It's bound to happen

 

Last updated 6/17/2020 at 8am



It may be easy to feel relatively insulated here from the coronavirus because of the relatively few cases we’ve had, but we’re just entering the period of time when it’s most likely to make its way here repeatedly.

With this area’s lakes an annual destination for many during summer months, vectors to introduce it here point to the Coulee like the target lines to the bullseye on a dart board. And county health authorities report their cases are climbing fairly rapidly.

Grant County has added nearly 30 percent of its cases in the last week, 97 since last Tuesday of a total of 347. Okanogan County’s cases have doubled in the last month to 79.

Yes, it’s summer. So let’s keep it as pleasant in this corner of the world as possible. Please wear a mask when you’re in public and can’t stay properly distanced from other people — for their sake as well as your own.

The more we avoid that situation, the faster we get back to normal.

Scott Hunter

editor and publisher

 

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