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Skamania County Closes Recreational Hiking

Skamania County has closed recreational hiking in the County.  Undersheriff Pat Bond says that is in response to an influx of non-residents over the weekend that disregarded social distancing mesures.  Bond added that the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office is taking an educational approach to Governor Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” proclamation on Monday, saying they will look to educate violators of the order and use appropriate social distancing to gain voluntary compliance.  Skamania County has established an Incident Command Center for the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure continuity of services, re-supply of critical equipment to first responders, and maintain open lines of communication and up to date information.  There have been no COVID-19 cases reported in Skamania County.