Washington State counties are operating under the “Safe Start” approach health officials must take for resuming recreational, social and business activities.
For more detailed information on the the phased in approach please click on Safe Start Yakima County.
Staying home is the best way to protect yourself, your family and community. It helps to protect those at risk for severe illness. It also keeps our healthcare facilities open to those who need them.
As restrictions on activities and businesses are gradually lifted, everyone should continue to stay home as much as possible to keep the virus from spreading.
People at risk for severe illness (older adults, underlying conditions) must still stay home.
The virus that causes COVID-19 passes easily from person to person. To stay healthy:
If you start to feel sick—especially with a fever and cough—stay home and do the things you normally do to feel better. Sleep, rest, and drink plenty of fluids. There is no specific medicine for COVID-19.
Our Yakima community is facing COVID‑19, or the novel coronavirus, together. Take action now to protect your family and our community.
The Yakima Together site offers guidance in English and Spanish on how you can help reduce the spread of COVID‑19.
Share the resources available to encourage others to follow the simple life-saving precautions.
The Department of Health has a call center to answer questions about the virus. Call (800) 525-0127 multiple language interpreters available.