“KCPHD is recommending the public focus on social distancing. Social distancing means avoiding being within six feet of someone for periods of ten minutes or more. People should maintain social distancing and people in vulnerable health categories should avoid situations where distancing is not possible. At this time, we are not recommending cancellation of school. ‘Individuals from other, more affected areas are not regularly interacting with our school students during the day, so the consequences of canceling school would not outweigh the benefit of disease prevention,’ states Health Officer Dr. Mark Larson. ‘We are asking people in vulnerable health categories to avoid extracurricular school activities.’
“With community spread, the public is voicing concern about what they should do when sick or if they should get tested. The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) website has guidelines about what you should do if you’re sick, if you’ve been exposed, and if you have a positive test results. Please visit www.doh.wa.gov for more information.
“We will continue to provide updates and please continue to watch our county website along with our social media for more information today atwww.co.kittitas.wa.us or Facebook.