Lens reports on COVID-19’s negative impact on state tourism

Mar 27, 2020
Written by wpengine
Tourism is unquestionably one of the statewide industries that will feel the effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Imagine tourism officials urging visitors to stay away and residents to shelter in place when they know it will hurt their main industry. The online news site The Lens spoke with officials from the San Juan Islands and Leavenworth to obtain their reactions to the virus outbreak.
The resulting story reports that the Washington Tourism Alliance is contemplating asking for emergency funding from the state Legislature.