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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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At this time, Kittitas County is experiencing outbreaks in three different Long Term Care Facilities (LTCF). An outbreak is defined as two or more non-household cases epidemiologically linked within 14 days in a workplace, congregate living, or institutional setting, according to the Washington State Department of Health.
Meadows Place has two positive staff and no positive residents. All residents and staff were tested on July 9th.
Pacifica Senior Living (Pacifica) has 2 positive residents (an additional case at Pacifica was transferred to another facility on July 14th). Previous testing on June 25th and 26th for Memory Care patients and all staff were all negative. Pacifica will be retesting on Friday July 17th.
As of 8am on July 16th, Prestige Post-Acute and Rehab – Kittitas Valley (Prestige) has 52 cases (37 residents and 15 staff). The Kittitas County Incidence Management Team (IMT) continues to conduct case and contact investigations to ensure individuals who need to isolate and quarantine are notified. The IMT continues to work closely with Prestige in response to the current COVID-19 outbreak at the facility.
All LTCF in Kittitas County have been preparing for the possibility of COVID-19 cases within their facilities for months. Each LTCF has a COVID response and isolation plan and have worked closely with the IMT while developing those plans. We are all working together to ensure the continued safety of your loved ones. All patients are currently stable.
Kittitas County continues to see a dramatic rise in COVID-19 activity. If the community does not see a change with the current increases, it is very possible that we could move backwards in the phases. Community goals continue to be:
Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us
Lianne Bradshaw, 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.