DOH: Wenatchee, Moses Lake reportedly lead region in non-essential business violation reports during Stay-Healthy, Stay-Home order – iFIBER One News


WENATCHEE – Local citizens appear active in reporting so-called “non-essential” business who they felt were out of compliance with the state’s shutdown order during the coronavirus pandemic.

A spreadsheet of complaints submitted to Washington state’s Department of Health shows thousands of reports statewide. Locally, Wenatchee and Moses Lake lead the region that encompasses Grant, Chelan, and Douglas counties in COVID-19 shutdown violation reports. None of the businesses that were reported are confirmed to have actually been in violation of the executive order.

The following are number of businesses who were reported in each city in the three-county area. Some businesses were reported more than once, but were not factored in to the following totals:

Number of businesses reported to DOH:

Wenatchee – 35

Moses Lake – 27

East Wenatchee – 18

Leavenworth – 12

Cashmere – 3

Peshastin – 1

Chelan – 4

Quincy – 3

Ephrata – 4

Soap Lake – 2

Manson – 2

Many of the businesses reported included retail stores, construction companies, landscaping, restaurants, coffee stands, furniture stores, car washes, etc.

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