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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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Getting tested for COVID-19 is a tool that helps Kittitas County during this pandemic, and we encourage people to get tested. At this time, we are specifically asking anyone who attended any Superbowl gatherings with individuals outside of their household family members to seek out COVID-19 testing. We are asking you to get tested if you have recently attended AAU scrimmages in Okanogan County. And like always, we want anyone to get tested if you are having COVID-19 symptoms or if you have been exposed to someone who may have been positive with COVID-19.
Getting testing is a tool that limits the spread of COVID-19. For example, we use systematic voluntary testing at our school districts, so that we do not unknowingly spread COVID-19 within our schools. We are asking everyone to voluntarily help us use this tool in order to limit the spread in our community.
COVID-19 testing is also a metric that Washington State uses to determine phases based on the Roadmap to Recovery Plan. The metric looks at the percent positive of COVID-19 tests over a 7-day period. “We want people to access testing, because we know that it helps slow down the spread of COVID-19,” states Kittitas County Public Health Director Tristen Lamb. “Testing, physical distance, staying home when you are sick, wearing a face covering, and vaccine are all ways to slow the spread of COVID-19 and we want to use every tool available.”
If you have questions about COVID-19 testing, you may contact your healthcare provider. You can get tested at the KVH COVID clinics at 509-933-8850 and there is no charge for testing via KVH. Please continue to help your friends and family who are eligible for the vaccine to access appointments. If help is unavailable, you are welcome to call the vaccine question line at 509-933-8315. To read about COVID-19 vaccine, please visit www.doh.wa.gov or www.cdc.gov. If you have questions about your health, please contact your healthcare provider. If you are having a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the Emergency Department at KVH.
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.