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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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On April 15, 2021, the Kittitas County Incident Management Team (IMT) will host a community meeting, virtually, from 5:30 pm to 7 pm. The community meeting is intended to give residents the opportunity to ask questions and voice concerns as our county moves towards reconstruction from the COVID-19 pandemic. “After more than a year of the pandemic, it is time for Kittitas County’s reconstruction from COVID-19. Kittitas County has been a leading county in many ways during this pandemic,” states Incident Commander Darren Higashiyama. “I would expect Kittitas County to continue to standout during reconstruction.”
The meeting will provide a brief update from different panelists regarding COVID-19 in our county. After the update, residents will have the opportunity to submit questions and concerns to the panel. Please use the following link to participate. Please use “community” as the password to attend.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), reconstruction is a time when individuals and communities begin to assume the responsibility of rebuilding their lives, and people adjust to a new “normal” while continuing to grieve losses. Right now, Kittitas County is the 15th county out of Washington State for individuals fully vaccinated. As the last of the individuals in the prioritized guidelines get vaccinated, Kittitas County has 20.79 % of our population fully vaccinated. Washington State currently has Kittitas County in Phase 3 of the Roadmap to Recovery plan and will evaluate the phase standings on April 12.
If you would like to submit questions or concerns prior to the community meeting, please email Kasey Knutson at Kasey.firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “community meeting.”
For more information about Kittitas County’s COVID-19 data, please visit the incident website at www.kittitas.wa.us or the Washington State Department of Health’s dashboard at www.doh.wa.gov. For information about Washington State’s Roadmap to Recovery Plan, visit www.coronavirus.wa.gov.
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.