Dr. Peter Houck on the expanding COVID-19 rates in Wenatchee Valley


WENATCHEE — Dr. Peter Houck is a Wenatchee native who spent his career as an epidemiologist, investigating disease outbreaks around the world with the Centers for Disease Control. Now retired, he’s working with health authorities in the Wenatchee Valley to combat the spread of COVID-19. With Thanksgiving approaching, Houck says, people must choose to follow all recommended public health steps — wearing a mask, socially distancing, staying home from gatherings — to keep the community from suffering even worse this winter.