PACIFIC COUNTY — As the mask mandate in Washington state is set to be lifted later this week, local health officials are also turning the page and entering a new phase from the constant and intensive response they have undertaken the past two years.

With new covid-19 cases in Washington nearing their lowest point since last July, a decent and growing vaccination rate, an increased level of herd immunity, readily available and free rapid at-home tests and high-quality N95 masks, and a growing local supply of effective therapeutics and treatments against the virus, Pacific County’s public health leaders believe this current moment represents a serious turning point in the pandemic.

Dr. Steven Krager - Public Health Officer

Dr. Steven Krager

Katie Lindstrom

Katie Lindstrom, Pacific County health director

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