Mayor Appreciates Clarity on Reopening Spokane

Brian Coddington, 509.625.6740

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 5:23 p.m.

Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward issued the following statement today regarding discussion about criteria for potentially reopening larger counties. The statement is as follows:

“The governor has been generous with his time and willingness to meet with us over past few weeks as we all work through this health and economic emergency together. We appreciate the clarity offered today by his office and look forward to additional guidance related to reopening the Spokane region. Our discussion yesterday touched briefly on the county variance request process and the selection criteria, including not having a positive test within the past three weeks, to determine the initial 10 counties that potentially could open early. Additional guidance and considerations based on criteria attainable by larger counties is welcomed and appreciated. This is an evolving process and we remain focused on working with the governor in the interest of public health and economic recovery for the benefit of our citizens and businesses.”