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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.
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The Kittitas County Public Health Department will send a test for Novel Corona Virus to the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) Laboratory for a suspected case in Kittitas County. The patient is currently a student at Central Washington University (CWU) and is voluntarily in isolation.
The student became ill and was seen locally at the CWU Student Medical & Counseling Clinic. The student recently traveled internationally to attend an event, which may have exposed the student to novel coronavirus.
KCPHD is working closely with CWU to ensure the student is being cared for and that the campus remains safe. KCPHD has interviewed the student and will work with any close contacts to mitigate any exposures.
Test results are expected to be available within 48-72 hours. The student will remain in isolation until testing results are confirmed.
For more information about novel coronavirus visit DOH at www.doh.wa.gov. For updated local information call the Kittitas County Public Health Department at 509-962-7515.
Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us
Kasey Knutson, Public Information Officer, (509) 962-7515
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.