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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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With the continued need for social distancing, Governor Jay Inslee announced yesterday, April 2nd 2020, that he would be extending the Washington State’s stay-at-home order until May 4th, 2020. Kittitas County also feels strongly that the stay-at-home order should stay in place and Health Officer Dr. Mark Larson has also extended our local stay-at-home health order.
Kittitas County will extend the local order on a ten day cycle, with the new order in effect from April 4 through April 13. The review cycle will allow Kittitas County to review statewide information such testing rates and epidemiological curve data, consult with legal expertise, and coordinate with our local Kittitas County Board of Health. The local stay-at-home health order will be renewed every ten days, as needed.
The extension means that non-essential businesses will remain closed until May 4, 2020, unless extended. Everyone in Kittitas County along with Washington State is asked to remain home. Residents may leave their homes for essential activities such as the following:
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.