The Kittitas County Incident Management Team (IMT) has learned of a second individual who attended recent protests that has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is currently stable and in isolation.

With an additional positive case related to protests, the IMT is asking anyone who has attended a protest to consider getting tested for COVID-19.  Individuals should wait five days after attending a demonstration to seek testing. If you develop symptoms consistent with COVD -19 please get tested. Contact your healthcare provider regarding a COVID test or contact the Temporary COVID Clinic at Kittitas Valley Healthcare.

Kittitas County currently has 91 positive cases with 85 recovered, which means we have 6 active cases.  There is the possibility of increasing numbers as a result of recent protests.  The second individual was wearing a mask at the protest, which helps protect others. However, a cloth face-covering does not protect the wearer from others’ droplets.  The IMT continues to ask everyone to maintain six feet of social distance or wear a cloth face covering to prevent the spread of COVID if six feet of distance is not maintained.

Our goal continues to be to safely attain Phase 3 status.  Please follow Phase 2 restrictions in order to reach the goal of Phase 3 for our county.

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.

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