Benton County removed from Governor Brown's COVID-19 watch list
On October 23, 2020, Governor Kate Brown announced that Benton County has been removed from the County Watch List due to improved metrics.
Counties are placed on the Watch List when COVID-19 is spreading quickly and public health officials cannot trace that spread to specific sources. Benton had been on the Watch List since October 2, 2020.
Governor Brown emphasized that “We cannot let down our guard. We must continue to be vigilant in protecting ourselves, our families, and our neighbors from the spread of this disease.” That means continuing to take these important precautions:
- practice physical distancing
- wear face coverings
- wash your hands often
- stay home when sick
- limit travel
- limit family and social get-togethers.