As board members of the Spokane Regional Health District, Council President Breean Beggs, Councilwoman Karen Stratton, and Councilwoman Betsy Wilkerson issued the following statements about the East Region proceeding to Phase 2:

City Council President Breean Beggs: “The move to Phase 2 is a result of the hard work by our community and small business owners. Let's make our community even safer and move forward to Phase 3 by continuing these efforts."

Councilwoman Stratton: “Advancing our region releases a bit of economic pressure for those impacted.  I urge our community to continue to practice social distancing, limited gatherings, and continue to wear your mask when in public spaces.”

Councilwoman Wilkerson: “This is a very welcomed advancement that is significant to our emotional and mental health—I look to see how the community responds.  We still have a long way to go to clear us of this global pandemic.”