The state of Washington this month turned away local county officials who offered to help clear away snow because they might not be unvaccinated.
After a “significant snowfall” in Kittitas County earlier this month around Jan. 5 and 6, county officials reached out to the Washington state transportation department on Tuesday offering to help clear the snow from state roadways.
The snowfall had caused the closure of two major highways, Interstate 90 and HWY 97 for three days, disrupting travel and the supply chain into Kittitas County. Freight deliveries were delayed, and access to services was “significantly impacted,” Kittitas County officials said
However, their help was rejected because Kittitas County does not have a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for county employees, so there was a chance that some of