Kittitas County continues to be on hold for the variance application with the state to enter Phase 2 as the Kittitas County Incident Management Team (IMT) responds to COVID-19 in Kittitas County. The IMT is focusing on providing education and resource coordination for individuals and households who are in isolation or quarantine, continuing to follow up with patients, and working to contain the spread of COVID-19 in our county.
Positive patients must isolate themselves from others for at least 10 days since symptoms appeared AND 72 hours from recovery.
Those exposed to COVID-19 (including household members and close contacts of COVID-19 positive patients) must stay home and away from others for 14 days after their last exposure.
Everyone who has been tested for COVID-19 must stay home until results are returned.
Twin City Foods, Inc. continues to work closely with the IMT. All employees from Twin City Foods, Inc. are either in isolation or quarantine at this time. The IMT is working with everyone involved to ensure that needs are being met, since isolation and quarantine entails that people stay inside their house and not leave. The IMT is working one-on-one with people in isolation and quarantine to make sure they are able to get groceries, medication, or other life safety needs during this time.
“There is an overall increase in testing at all of our clinics in the county right now,” states Health Officer Dr. Mark Larson. “We are continuing to monitor the situation very closely. Please remember to be kind, and if you know someone who works at Twin City Foods, send them a message to check in and offer compassion.”
Please use the county website at www.co.kittitas.wa.us for more information or the Kittitas County Public Health Department’s Facebook page. For general COVID-19 questions, the Emergency Operation Center is 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