Franklin County, WA Coronavirus

Richland, WATri-City Herald

11,000 Hanford workers ordered to start wearing COVID masks indoors

All Hanford site workers have been ordered to wear face masks indoors, even if they have been vaccinated against COVID-19. The ruling followed the recommendation this week of the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention that even vaccinated people wear masks in public places in counties where infection rates are “substantial” or “high.”
Franklin County,

Tri-Cities COVID count: 326 new cases in three days

KENNEWICK, Wash. — The Benton-Franklin Health District on Monday released new data showing more than 300 new cases of COVID-19 in the Tri-Cities area since Friday. Close to 2,000 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Benton and Franklin counties since June 21. During the test dates of July 4-17, the...
Tri-cities, WAKEPR

Over 300 new coronavirus cases in just three days in Tri-Cities region

TRI-CITIES -- The Benton-Franklin Health District announced 326 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Tri-Cities region on Monday, July 26, 2021. These cases represent cases reported on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Officials say the overwhelming majority of the cases involve unvaccinated individuals. 201 new confirmed cases of coronavirus were...

Tri-Cities now among the highest COVID case rates in WA state, West Coast

TRI-CITIES, Wash. — Health officials with the Benton Franklin Health District (BFHD) held a press conference Thursday morning alerting the community that COVID case numbers are continuing to rise despite Washington’s population hitting 70% fully vaccinated. In the Tri-Cities, only 38% of Benton County’s total population is fully vaccinated. Franklin...