What We Know: Coronavirus update for April 15, 2020
With information changing by the day, it can be difficult to keep track. We’re hoping to make the process a little easier for you by putting that information in one place.
Here’s what we know as of Wednesday, April 15:
People in Idaho have been told to stay home a little longer.
Governor Brad Little extended the stay-at-home order until April 30 on Wednesday.
In Olympia, Washington Governor Jay Inslee laid out his plan for restarting the state’s economy.
In Spokane County, 286 people have tested positive for the virus.
The Idaho Panhandle says there are now 52 people with coronavirus. Of those cases, 48 are in Kootenai County and 4 in Bonner County. The number of deaths remains at zero.
It’s a different story in Nez Perce County, where there are 20 confirmed cases and 10 people have died. Eight of those deaths have been people who were between the ages of 90 and 99.
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers announced $65 million in grants for Eastern Washington airports impacted by COVID-19.
Spokane International Airport will receive $29.5 million, Walla Walla Regional Airport will receive $18 million, and the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport will receive $18 million.
The Spokane Food Fighters are expanding. Beginning Saturday, the organization will begin food deliveries in Spokane Valley.
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