• Brandon Sanchez

Grant County Health District ending mask mandate “effective immediately”

- Moses Lake, WA

The Grant County Health District is ending the county mask mandate “effective immediately” Thursday July 1st stating “Grant County Health Officer, Dr. Alexander Brzezny, is ending the masking mandate in Grant County effective immediately.” The health district says the county will now follow the national CDC and state DOH guidelines. The decision came from County Health Officer Dr. Alexander Brzezny after looking at the trend of COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalization rates, and health care capacity throughout Grant County.

In a press release the health district said “The pandemic is not over, however Grant County Health District encourages vaccinations as the most reliable method of suppressing and eventually controlling COVID-19 in our communities. Masking is still appropriate in many situations.”

Grant County has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the state with only 36% of the population 12+ being fully vaccinated and only 40% being partially vaccinated (only receiving one dose of the two).