Emergency Operations Center

The Lewis County EOC continues to be activated at Level 2 (enhanced staffing) in response to the Declared Presidential Disaster 4481-DR-WA regarding the COVID19 Pandemic.

The Lewis County Board of County Commissioners declared a state of emergency on March 16. This activated the provisions of the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) and utilizes the emergency powers granted pursuant to RCW36.40.180 and RCW 38.52.070(2).

The EOC, activated since March 5, has been developing creative methods to secure and disseminate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to fire services, EMS, law enforcement, hospitals, care facilities, mortuaries and clinics due to the nationwide shortage.

Local food banks and senior centers have increased efforts to ensure seniors continue to receive at-home meals. Twin Transit is participating in the delivery of meals.

Local schools are continuing to provide take-out meals for students and instruction has moved from the classroom to Internet.

To slow the spread of the virus and reduce your chance of getting sick, Dr. Wood, Lewis County Health Officer, advises everyone to:

  • Wash hands frequently
  • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throw it away, or cough into your elbow
  • Stay away from people who are sick
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Frequently clean surfaces that get touched a lot – counters, keyboards, your cell phone, door knobs, handles, etc.

The Lewis County EOC is also monitoring the Cold Creek Fire east of White Pass

For the most current information about the Cold Creek Fire go to: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7198/

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Lewis County Together - Keeping Us Together While We're Apart https://lewiscountytogether.com/


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