Case Counts in Yakima County*

Updated April 1, 2020 at 4:51 pm

Age RangeCase Count PercentageDeceased 

Current Status*Case Count 
Currently Hospitalized
Previously Hospitalized13

*YHD is not able to report accurate numbers related to who is at home recovering due to difficulty reaching patients for confirmation. 

*Case counts include confirmed and presumed positive cases.

Health Officer Stay at Home Order

Read the Health Officer Order here. 

Gov. Inslee Announces the "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order

Read the order and list of Essential Business at Washington State Coronavirus Response (COVID-19) page (En Español) 

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

The COVID-19 is formally known as the Novel Coronavirus. The Department of Health has a call center to answer questions about the virus. Call (800) 525-0127 multiple language interpreters available.

How Can I Be Prepared for a (COVID-19) Outbreak?

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The current risk of COVID-19 in Washington is increasing.

The Yakima Health District, Washington State Department of Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are closely monitoring the the incident. 

The most important thing you can do is remain calm, prepared, and informed. It also is important to take standard illness prevention tips. The same steps you take to reduce the spread of flu or other respiratory illnesses are key tools for reducing the spread of coronavirus. 

Current statewide COVID-19 information can be found on Washington State Department of Health website.

How can I protect myself? 

Stop the spread of germs

You can protect your health and the health of your family by:

  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.   
  • Cleaning and disinfecting objects and surfaces.
  • Staying at home and away from others if you are sick.
  • *Spanish poster

Get a flu shot. It’s cold and flu season. These more common respiratory illnesses have affected our communities—especially the flu. The flu vaccine is your best protection against the flu. It’s not too late to get your flu shot. 

Click here for more information about WA state flu activity and additional flu resources

Am I at risk?

Risk Level          Action 
Low or no risk
  • No close contact with person who has laboratory confirmed coronavirus.

  • Residents of Yakima County should follow the Stay at Home Order issued. You should only leave your residents for essential travel for food, medications and jobs that are part of the critical infrastructure sector.
Medium or High Risk
  • Had close contact* with person who has laboratory confirmed novel coronavirus.

  • Stay home or in quarantine* for active monitoring* for up to 14 days.
  • Call your primary care provider to determine if you need testing.


Close contact: A person who has been within 6 feet of someone with confirmed novel coronavirus for 10 minutes or more.

Self-monitoring: A person monitors themselves for symptoms, including fever, and reports any symptoms to their local public health department. Public health checks in periodically during the monitoring period.

Active-monitoring: The local public health department contacts a person daily to monitor for symptoms, including fever, throughout the monitoring period. 

Quarantine: The separation of a person possibly exposed to a disease but not yet sick to prevent the potential spread of disease to others. Quarantine is different from isolation—used to separate a currently ill person who can spread the disease to others.


We continue to work with our partners to get the most up-to-date information.

Centers for Disease Control

Washington State Department of Health

Provider Resource Page

*This page was adapted from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department