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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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The Kittitas County Incident Management Team (IMT) wants to remind residents that symptoms related to COVD-19 can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, runny nose, and congestion. Some people may not realize that nausea and vomiting are symptoms of COVID-19, but anyone with these symptoms should be tested for COVID-19.
If you have any of the above symptoms or the usual symptoms of fever, chills, headache, muscle aches/pains, cough, lose of taste or smell, fatigue, or difficulty/shortness of breath, you should be tested immediately.
Individuals who are symptomatic may opt for a rapid test or the PCR test. However, if you are symptomatic and the rapid test result is negative, you will be required to re-test with the PCR. Individuals who are waiting for test results should stay home. “We are seeing a number of individuals who did not realize they had COVID-19, because symptoms included vomiting,” states Deputy Incident Commander Chelsey Loeffers. “We are also seeing folks who are getting tested and not staying home – please stay home until you get your test results.”
Please get a vaccine to prevent COVID-19 if you have not already been vaccinated. Anyone 16 and older can get vaccinated at this time. To find an available appointment, please use the Washington State Department of Health’s (DOH) vaccine locator tool at www.doh.wa.gov.
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 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.