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Businesses ignoring pandemic closure orders can be cited and fined under emergency rules filed today

News Release


May 26, 2020
Washington businesses that decide to open or operate in direct violation of Gov. Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order may be…





Okanogan County Public Health Covid-19 Update 3-17


Mar 17, 2020
Yesterday, Governor Jay Inslee announced emergency strategies to increase social distancing in Washington State. He ordered…

Omak Schools Offer Meals During Shutdown


Mar 17, 2020
Beginning Tuesday, March 17th through Friday, April 24th, the Omak School District is offering a breakfast/lunch “to-go” option.…

Confluence Health Postpones Elective Procedures & Routine Care Visits


Mar 17, 2020
At Confluence Health, our goal continues to be to safeguard the health of our community. This includes patients, staff, and…

PUD Offices Closed to Public Due to Coronavirus


Mar 16, 2020
Due to recent state declarations to minimize the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Okanogan County PUD offices will be…

Loup Loup Ski Bowl Closes for Season


Mar 15, 2020
In an announcement Saturday, the Loup Loup Ski Education Foundation said Sunday would be the last day of operation for the…