As of today, Kittitas County has no new positive cases of COVID-19 in our county. This is the second day without any new cases during Phase 2. Currently, we have 88 total cases with 63 people who have recovered, so the active case count is at 25. The Kittitas County Incident Management Team (IMT) continues to work with people who are positive to ensure they remain healthy and prevent future exposures. Our goal continues to be reaching Phase 3 as safely as possible, which we are able to apply for as soon as June 17.
The IMT is asking everyone to contribute to prevention efforts: stay home when you are sick, wash your hands frequently, do not touch your face, cover your cough, and wear a cloth face covering.
All businesses are required to have a safety plan in place.
The IMT is receiving calls from the public about businesses possibly operating outside of the scope of Phase 2. We want everyone operating under Phase 2 requirements; however, we are asking the public to contact the state regarding those concerns. Those concerns can be addressed via the state at https://coronavirus.wa.gov/.
Everyone at the IMT cares about our neighbors and fellow residents. Please take time to go outside, take care of your physical health, connect with your loved ones, and find healthy ways to cope with the tremendous stress that everyone is currently experiencing.
Take breaks from social media. Take breaks from the news. Reach out and ask for help if you need it! “As the Public Information Officer (PIO), I see the full range of peoples’ concerns, fears, frustrations, and anger,” states PIO Kasey Knutson. “But our communities and citizens also show great strength and should take pride in our ability to respond.”
If you have questions about your health, please contact your healthcare provider or you can call the Temporary COVID Clinic at KVH at 509-933-8850. If you are having a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the Emergency Department at KVH. If you have general questions about COVID-19, please call the EOC at 509-933-8315 or 509-933-8305.
Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us.