Here is the latest Cascade Medical video on Covid-19

Recreation and Fishing Sites Closed

To be in alignment with State and federal guidelines relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective March 27, 2020, all Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest developed recreation sites are closed until measures are lifted.

Developed recreation sites now closed include campgrounds, Sno-Parks, restroom facilities, day-use areas, recreation rental facilities including cabins and fire lookouts, and trailheads.

In addition, Forest offices are currently conducting public business by phone, email, or web-based transactions; critical in-person business is being handled by appointment only to minimize person-to-person contact.

For more Forest Service information see..

Washington State Fish and Wildlife have also closed Fishing and Boat Launches,  see here for more info

 Please visit for an updated briefing on the local ramifications of COVID-19 from Chief Mick Lamar of Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue

March 26, 2020
Chelan County Commissioners
Open Letter to Vacation Rental Professionals in Response to Covid 19


Dan Eby
Chelan County Vacation Rentals Professionals
940 US Highway 2
Leavenworth, WA 98826

March 26, 2020

We are writing to you with the hope that you will share this letter with members of the Chelan County Vacation Rental Professionals. The Board of Chelan County Commissioners is seeking many options to provide the best protection to the citizens of Chelan County from the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, and we seek your assistance on a difficult issue that has arisen.

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Call if you are unable to leave your home because of the COVID-19
pandemic or are in need of non-emergency assistance (food delivered, meds
picked up, basic needs, etc.).

Offers curbside pick-up of food boxes on Thursdays from 1-7pm. If delivery is
needed call The Pantry at (509) 888-1110.

COMMUNITY CUPBOARD, 219 14th Street, Leavenworth:
Offers curbside pick-up Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11am-5pm, call (509) 548-6727. The main office is closed. If you need help please call (509) 548-0408 and leave a message, someone will call you back.

CASCADE SCHOOL DISTRICT MEALS  Free sack lunches for students will be disributed Monday through Friday 8:45 AM to 9:45 AM at Beaver Valley School in Plain and at the Nason Creek rest area at milepost 81 on US Highway 2.  For other locations go to

SAFEWAY GROCERY, US 2, Leavenworth: Offers Senior Citizens and At-Risk populations dedicated shopping times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9am. may be able to deliver to certain areas but this is a third party business and not provided by Safeway.

SAFEWAY PHARMACY, US 2, Leavenworth (509) 548-5435  Call and they can meet you at the door so you do not need to come inside. If you wish to have someone else pick-up your meds, call and let them know and prepay over the phone.

DAN’S MARKET, US 2, Leavenworth open 5am-10pm. No curbside or delivery currently offered.

JUST PLAIN GROCERY, Beaver Valley Road (509) 763-3462, open 8am-6pm daily; They are happy to carry your purchase out to your car; please call ahead to arrange.

PLAIN HARDWARE, Beaver Valley Road open 7:30am-5:30pm

MIDWAY GROCERY, Chiwawa Loop Road is closed until further notice

FOREST SERVICE AND STATE RECREATIONAL FACILITIES: All Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest developed recreational sites are closed until further notice. Developed recreational sites include campgrounds, Sno-Parks, restroom facilities, day-use areas, recreational rental facilities including cabins, fire lookouts and trailheads. Washington State Parks, Department of Fish and Wildlife and DNR have closed all campgrounds across Washington State until April 30th.


SQUIRREL TREE RESTAURANT, Coles Corner (509) 763-0336 open 8am-8pm 7 days/week. Call ahead and pick-up at drive thru.

59’ER DINER, Coles Corner (509) 763-2267 open 6-9pm for pick-up or delivery to Plain/Lake Wenatchee area. Call or order:

A TASTE OF PLAIN:  Offering $20 take-out set-menu items-  this weeks menu item being Greek. Delivery can be made for a minimum of four people in the Plain/lake Wenatchee area. To order go to

HEADWATERS TAVERN & PIZZA, SR207 (509) 763-3501: Open 12 noon-7pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday, take out only.

OLD MILL CAFE, Beaver Valley Road (509) 888-5102 offers online ordering/purchase at TOAST is a downloadable phone app that can also be used. Sunday, March 29th only: Free take-n-bake pizza sponsored by Lake Wenatchee Properties, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM while supplies last; line-up at take window begins at 2PM

WILDFLOUR RESTAUANT at Kahler Glen is closed. Private donations have made it possible for Wildflour to provide free meals to the community while supplies last: Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday 3pm tp to 4pm distributed with help from Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue and Cascade Medical at the Beaver Valley Fire Station, 19015 Beaver Valley Road in Plain. If you wish to have someone pick up a meal on your behalf, please call ahead to (509) 668-9396


 Dear Neighbors and Friends,

As we plan and prepare for times of uncertainty LWFR is attempting to put into place a variety of contingencies. One of those is to establish a registry of current and past health care providers to include; Dr(s), Nurse(s), Paramedic(s), EMT(s), Counselor(s), Mental Health Specialist(s), etc. There may come a time when the skills will be needed locally, the state may do an “emergent re-certification or licensing” process to ensure a more rapid deployment when needed. We will not share this registry outside our Fire District. If so inclined please email me directly at

Your info should include: Name, Skill Level, Email Address, Phone Number

Thank you for considering this opportunity to serve. Remember we can work together to meet the needs of our community while ensuring our own safety.

Stay safe

Mick Lamar,  Chief,  Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue

Midway Closed for Now

Out of appropriate caution, Gayle and Nancy have decided to close the Midway Market until the current Pandemic subsides.  We are all looking forward to a return to normalcy, and completely understand this decision.  Nancy and Gayle’s health are too valuable to risk at this time.

LWFR Chief Lamar local Covid-19 briefing

View todays briefing on the local Covid-19 situation by Chief Mick Lamar of Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue.

 First-response Agencies Form Upper Valley Unified Command

LEAVENWORTH – First-responders have organized a Unified Command to coordinate plans, supplies and resources for the Upper Valley in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The main partners are: Chelan County fire districts 3 and 6, Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue, Cascade Medical, Chelan County Emergency Management, and Chelan-Douglas Public Health. The team is also working closely with Upper Valley nonprofits and businesses with a common goal of preventing spread of the disease and ensuring the safety of our communities.

As evidence mounts of increasing community transmission, we encourage everyone to follow these guidelines for the health and safety of all:

  • Use 911 for emergencies only: Only utilize 911 for life-threatening emergencies.
  • Emergency Departments are only for immediate medical care: Call in advance for cases that involve fever, cough or shortness of breath.
  • If you need advice for flu-like symptoms: Call the state DOH hotline: 1-800-525-0127, which is staffed seven days a week, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Most people will recover by isolating at home.
  • Other COVID-19 questions: Check first for frequently asked questions regarding testing, at-home care, and more. Call (509) 548-5815 if you need specific medical advice, or you are at higher risk for severe complications.

We want to ensure that our elderly and our most vulnerable populations (homeless or food-insecure), have the resources they need to stay safe and healthy. Here are a few local support agencies:

  • Upper Valley MEND (food, shelter assistance): 509-548-0408
  • Leavenworth Senior Center (meals for seniors): 509-548-6666
  • Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue (welfare checks, food deliveries): 509-763-3034
  • Cascade School District (meals for students): 509-548-5885
  • Chelan County Fire District # 3 – Leavenworth: 509-548-7711
  • Chelan County Fire District # 6 – Monitor, Dryden, Peshastin, Blewett: 509-663-1678


Do you have a few N95 or N99 masks left from the summer smoke?  We are getting word from Dr. friends in Seattle that masks are desperately needed even at big institutions like Swedish Hospital.  Neighbor Alexa Carver and kids are collecting masks,  please drop off any spares in the box in the carport at 16407 North Shore Dr.  and they will get them to a collection site in Seattle this weekend.    Mask production should be back to normal by summer and these are needed now by health professionals who are on the front lines of this fight.

Ice Rink Open in the Mornings

Here is an Update from Gary Schuster,  Ice Rink Master.  Daily updates on rink status will be posted here.

There has been skating daily for the past two weeks, usually until the sun softens the surface ice around Noon.  This cycle will continue as long as night time temps remain cold.

Please leave the rink if surface ice softens to prevent damage to the ice, making future grooming difficult.

To have your name added to the volunteer list, please email .   Those on that list will receive periodic bulk email requests for assistance whenever the need arises.

The parking lot North of the rink is signed as reserved for skate rink attendees.