Just as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee thought his state had flattened the curve and ended its battle with the COVID-19 pandemic, a new outbreak has been reported in a pasta company in Spokane.

The Associated Press (AP) reported on Sunday, May 24, 2020 that out of the 72 workers tested in the Philadelphia Macaroni Co. in Spokane, Washington, 24 tested positive or 33.3% of the total.

The Spokesman-Review noted the outbreak at the Spokane factory came as Washington state prepares to reopen parts of its economy. Health officials say there was an increase in Spokane County with 31 new positive cases between Thursday and Friday.

“Company officials say all of the factory employees have since been tested and the facility was disinfected. The company is working with the Spokane Regional Health District to conduct contact tracing and determine further prevention measures,” AP reported. #COVID19