The Kittitas County Incident Management Team (IMT) is pleased to announce that we have been approved for Phase 2 of Washington’s Phased Plan!  Phase 2 in Kittitas County begins today, May 27, 2020.  There will be a press conference at 9:00am today.” (See the link and login info for the press conference in the previous post or HERE).

“We are all celebrating this victory,” states Health Officer Dr. Mark Larson.  “Our county has done a phenomenal job in containing COVID-19 and keeping everyone safe.  I believe we can continue to move through Washington’s Phased Plan.”

Early this morning (May 27), Tristen Lamb, the Director of the Kittitas County Public Health Department, received a letter from Washington State Secretary of Health, John Wiesman. In his letter, Secretary Wiesman stated, “Based on your reports and our conversations, I find that your health department’s response to the outbreak was quick, well thought out, and well implemented. I appreciate all the work you, your team, management at Twin City Foods, and your community are doing to contain this outbreak. I have confidence in your approach to containing this outbreak.”

For information about Washington’s Phase Plan visit

For businesses that want assistance with signage, please contact the Emergency Operation Center (EOC). For more information about the cloth masking directive, please visit 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.