The emergency order limits gatherings, imposes social distancing necessities and imposes a masks mandate.
The division stated within the order there have been 140 new coronavirus instances and a big enhance of assumed instances in Whitman County since March 26.
In response to the order, out of doors gatherings within the metropolis that aren’t associated to weddings, funerals or spiritual service have to be restricted to not more than 10 individuals. Masks are required until bodily unable or the individual is underneath 2 years outdated and six-foot social distancing have to be maintained.
These orders go into impact instantly. It’s unclear once they might be lifted.
The Whitman County Division of Public Well being’s web site says the COVID-19 case price within the county was at 379 instances per 100,000 individuals from March 14-27. General, there have been 3,919 instances and 46 deaths from coronavirus because the begin of the pandemic.
In August 2020, Whitman County noticed an enormous leap in instances when Washington State College college students got here again to Pullman.