Press Release
Public Health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Vacation Rentals and Homes in Violation of Stay-at-Home Health Order

Kittitas County, WA - 03/25/2020 - Under the stay-at-home health order from March 24 to April 3rd, property owners of vacation rentals and homes are to stop providing services that invite people into Kittitas County. Vacation properties are non-essential services and booking a vacation rental at this time is in direct violation of the March 23rd stay-at-home order from the Health Officer, as well as Governor Inslee’s Stay Home – Stay Healthy proclamation that goes into effect on March 25 at midnight.

If you are currently in a vacation rental or home, KCPHD is not recommending you leave early. However, renters and owners must comply with the stay-at-home order that states all public gatherings of any number of people are prohibited, unless performing essential tasks. KCPHD asks that you return to your place of residence as soon as your rental booking is over and stay-at-home in your place of residence. All Kittitas County vacations should be canceled during the stay-at-home order and rebooked for a later date.

 

“Hotels and motels can remain open because they are essential businesses that support other essential workforces,” states KCPHD Health Officer Dr. Mark Larson. “We are asking people to remain home for the time being and to please visit our county at a later time.”

 

If you have questions, please call the Emergency Operation Center at 509-933-8315 or 509-933-8305. Please watch our county website along with our social media for updated information at www.co.kittitas.wa.us or Facebook.

Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us

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Contact: Kasey Knutson, Public Information Officer, (509) 962-7515