The Kittitas County Incident Management Team (IMT) continues to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Kittitas County. To date, our county has 49 cases of COVID-19. Five additional patients who were household members of Twin City Food employees have tested positive. Everyone continues to be in stable health and there are no hospitalizations at this time.
The IMT would like to thank all employees of Twin City Foods and their household members for their assistance in this response. The strong unified effort continues to help us show that we can keep an outbreak in our county from becoming a community threat. If additional people test positive in association with this outbreak, they are already at home in isolation and quarantine, which means the risk of additional people having exposure is stopped.
If you know someone who is currently in isolation or quarantine, please feel free to reach out to them (from a distance) and provide support. People who are at home can always use help with food, laundry detergent, medicine, or a kind gesture like cut flowers or a good book delivered to their doorstep. Please continue to show kindness.
Please continue to address interventions on a personal level or business level to assist Kittitas County in responding to COVID-19. Households can start preparing now for the potential of quarantine or isolation, which includes addressing needs like groceries and other basics. Businesses can use assistance on the Kittitas County Incident website for safety plan worksheets, sample plans, and may request technical assistance.
“Kittitas County has been responding to COVID-19, since our first positive patient was identified back in March (Press Release March 7, 2020),” states Health Officer Dr. Mark Larson. “Keep being resilient by keeping connections with your loved ones, avoid negative social media, help others, and remember this will get better.”
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