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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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Kittitas County has received additional vaccine. Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrived today. Kittitas Valley Healthcare (KVH) continues to provide vaccinations to personnel in the 1a category, which includes healthcare workers, responders, and Long-Term Care Facilities. As of December 22, 440 Pfizer vaccines were administered. However, the state has not yet approved the 1b category at this time.
The Kittitas County Incident Management Team (IMT) continues to see an increase in COVID-19 cases. To date, the contact tracing and contact investigation team is managing over 200 active cases. The increase means that our team is prioritizing high risk cases and potential outbreaks.
If you are notified by your provider that you are positive for COVID-19, please notify your close contacts as soon as you are notified of your results. If you are not high risk or involved in an outbreak, you may not hear from the contact tracing and contact investigation team.
Contact investigations will continue; however, the Kittitas County Public Health Department will be closed to the public on December 24 and December 25. There will be no dashboard or COVID-19 vaccine updates until Monday, December 28. The Kittitas Valley Healthcare (KVH) COVID-19 Clinics will be closed on December 25 and will open again on December 26.
The holidays can be especially hard. Please remember to take care of your mental health. According to Mental Health First Aid (mentalhealthfirstaid.org) there are tips to help during the holidays: manage your expectations, pull back when you need to, reach out to loved ones, monitor your moods, and ask for help.
To read about COVID-19 vaccine, please visit www.doh.wa.gov or www.cdc.gov If you have questions about COVID-19 testing you may contact your healthcare provider or the KVH COVID clinic at 509.933.8850 If you have questions about your health, please contact your healthcare. If you are having a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the Emergency Department at KVH. If you have general questions about COVID-19, please call the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 509-933-8315 or 509-933-8305.
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.