CORONAVIRUS, Health, Washington County

Washington County adopts emergency declaration to address coronavirus

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Credit: Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM

HILLSBORO - In a bid to ensure that Washington County personnel can act quickly to contain the further spread of the novel coronavirus causing the disease known as COVID-19, the Washington County Board of Commissioners adopted an emergency declaration to address the apparent outbreak on Wednesday. 

County officials were quick to stress that the declaration does not mean that the public faces any more risk than it did, but rather that the declaration permits the county to access certain resources and cut through red tape. 

“Our community is understandably concerned about this new virus and the impact it has been having here in the Pacific Northwest and around . . .

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