Spokane retailer will likely push back reopening date, citing recent spike in COVID-19 cases

SPOKANE, Wash. — A local vintage shop will most likely push back its reopening date, citing concern over a recent rise in COVID-19 cases in Spokane. 

Chosen Vintage was scheduled to reopen for in-store retail this coming Friday. Reports of a double-digit rise in cases each day over a four-day period have the owner reconsidering. 

An additional 18 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Spokane County, the Spokane Regional Health District said Sunday. 

The rise in cases has been linked to what health officials are calling at “contained outbreak” at the Philadelphia Macaroni Plant in Hillyard. 

As of Saturday, 31 people at the plant had tested positive for the virus. 

READ: Health officials confirm 31 positive COVID-19 cases at Philadelphia Macaroni Plant in Spokane 

Chosen Vintage has been hard at work preparing for the shop’s reopening and making sure all safety requirements are met. 

According to the owner, they are still assembling plexiglass barriers and figuring out the dressing room policy. 

4 News Now spoke to not only the shop’s owner, but a vendor who rents a space at the store. Both agreed they don’t feel comfortable opening the space if cases continue to rise. Especially since a good portion of the shop’s customers are considered more vulnerable. 

The total of confirmed cases in Spokane now sits at 487.

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