9-17-20 Health Officer Rescinds Sports Orders

Chehalis, WA – Lewis County Health Officer Dr. Rachel Wood has rescinded Health Officer Orders 200721, 200722, and 082520 that restricted certain sports activities in Lewis County. Effective immediately, school and community sport activities will be regulated according to Lewis County’s designation under the Washington State Safe Start phased reopening guidelines – currently Phase 3.

Community members representing Centralia Little League, Centralia Schools, Lewis County Prosecutor’s Office, Twin Cities Sports Commission, and other groups have been meeting regularly to help guide local sporting events operate as safely as possible. Members of this group have agreed to Dr. Wood’s request for them to be willing to meet again should new challenges arise regarding sports.

“Based on the content of the state guidelines, and this group’s efforts to keep sporting events as safe as possible for participants and fans, I am comfortable rescinding my previous orders,” Dr. Wood said. “I appreciate what these community members have done and have full confidence they will continue to be good guardians of public health,” she said.

The most recent Phase 3 state sporting activity guidelines can be downloaded at: https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/COVID19%20Phase%202%20and%203%20Sporting%20Activities%20Guidance.pdf

Posted: September 17, 2020