The Kittitas County Incident Management Team (IMT) is happy to report that our numbers in Kittitas County remain low. As of today, we have no new positive cases of COVID-19. Currently, there are 14 active cases in our county (88 confirmed cases with 74 of those cases considered recovered).
The IMT is focusing efforts on continued disease investigation for people who are positive along with their close contacts in order to prevent further spread. The team is also working with the community around updated directives from the state. “Updates from the state are coming daily,” states Health Officer Dr. Mark Larson. “This morning we received guidance regarding professional and youth sports.”
Starting today, youth sports can start practicing based on the county’s Phase, which is Phase 2 for our county. This means that practice can occur in Phase 2 if there are less than 5 youth. However, that restriction will change if Kittitas County can move to Phase 3. Phase 3 would allow up to 50 people.
Our continued goal is to reach Phase 3. Please continue to follow Phase 2 restrictions and help everyone reach Phase 3 as soon as possible. It is our intention to apply for Phase 3 on June 17.
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