Washington governor Jay Inslee isn't afraid to move counties in the state backwards in reopening phases.
Inslee tweeted on Friday:
" I will not hesitate to freeze, or even move counties backward if needed."
Spokane County was just denied its request to move forward to phase 3 despite having reached the minimum three weeks in phase 2 a week ago.
Spokane County recorded its second largest amount of new daily coronavirus cases. Spokane Regional Health District says there are 43 new cases on Friday, bringing the total for the county to 936 cases.
Inslee concluded his tweet by encouraging Washington residents to help prevent countywide freezes or reversals in progress by wearing a mask.