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Kittitas (pronounced 'KITT-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
Kittitas County's Health Officer is Dr. Mark Larson. Working closely with Kittitas County Public Health, Dr. Larson provides countywide expert medical advice to all residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. He is a knowledgeable, trusted medical provider in our community, and voted 2020 Person of the Year.
What does a health officer do?
The role of a county Health Officer is found in the Washington State Code RCW 70.05.070. In essence under the guidance of the health administrator and local health board, the Health Officer:
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Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.