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COVID-19 Data Shows High Activity & Signs of an Uptick

Wednesday, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the latest statewide situation report on COVID-19. Dr. Scott Lindquist, the state epidemiologist for communicable diseases, during Wednesday’s media briefing:

Report findings include:

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Eight COVID-19 Cases in Mason County Wednesday

Mason County Public Health reported eight new cases of COVID-19 in the County on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. With 225 new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days, Mason County’s rate per 100,000 over two weeks is now 346, down from Tuesday’s 399. Mason County’s population is 64,980.

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SR-302 near Victor Closed Due to Roadway Settlement

A section of State Route 302 near Victor will remain closed until further notice after heavy rainfall triggered roadway sloughing. The highway is closed between milepost 4 to 8. The travelers can get around the closure via SR 3 and SR 16.

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Seven New Cases of COVID-19 in Mason County Tuesday

Mason County Public Health reported seven new cases of COVID-19 in the County on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. This increases the County’s rate of new cases per 100,000 over two weeks to 399 (up from Monday’s 383). There have been 259 new cases of COVID-19 in Mason County in the last 14 days. Population used to calculate this rate is 64,980.

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MTA Offers Fare-Free Rides

Mason Transit Dial-A-Ride offers all county residents safe, fare-free rides from door to destination throughout Mason County.

“We want residents to know Dial-A-Ride is free, open to all residents, and that we are being very careful with mask and distancing protocols to keep riders safe,” said Danette Brannin, Mason Transit Authority general manager.

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City Update on Proposed Workforce Housing Development

A vote by the Shelton City Council regarding consideration of the development agreement between the City of Shelton and Equity Plus, LLC will not take place at the January 19 City Council meeting.  However, an item for discussion is included on the Business agenda and the public is invited to comment. 

Discussion of the proposed development agreement first occurred at the January 5 Council meeting. Upon receiving community feedback, the City has decided to extend the timeline to consider the development agreement.

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54 COVID-19 Cases in Mason County Monday

Mason County Public Health reported 54 new cases of COVID-19 in the County on Monday, January 11, 2021. The last report was on Friday, January 8, 2021 and this number covers the weekend. Monday’s report also increases Mason County’s rate of new cases per 100,000 over two weeks to 383 as there have been 249 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the last 14 days. County population used to calculate this number is 64,980.

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2021 Legislative Session Will Be Different

Lawmakers will convene today (Monday) in Olympia for the first day of the 2021 session, which will be like no other legislative session in state history. Washington House Republicans’ John Sattgast has two reports. (transcripts below)

Legislative Republicans say they will focus on reopening the economy and getting people back to work.

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