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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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Yesterday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released masking guidance and Washington State will fully adopt the CDC masking guidance along with other changes that are happening. So, what do all of these changes mean?
Can I stop wearing my mask now if I am fully vaccinated?
According to Washington State, they will be working with the Department of Health and Labor & Industries to reflect the change as soon as possible. Watch for more information coming out and, in the meantime, make sure that you follow employer requirements and remember that masking will still be required in hospitals, long-term care facilities, doctor’s offices, schools, etc.
If I’m not fully vaccinated, does the recommendation mean I should still wear a mask?
People who are two weeks removed from their final vaccine are considered fully vaccinated. If you are not two weeks out, you should still wear a mask.
With more vaccine supply and more places to get vaccinated, how should I sign up?
The easiest way is to use the Washington State Department of Health’s (DOH) Vaccine Locator tool via www.doh.wa.gov.
What ages can be vaccinated now and is there a cost?
Pfizer is now available for anyone who is 12 and older. Only Pfizer can be administered to the 12-17-year-old age group. 18 and over can get Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson and Johnson. The vaccine is free. Some places may charge an administration fee, but they cannot charge for the actual vaccine. The Incident Management Team (IMT) clinics, for example, do not charge a service fee for administration.
Are all of the restrictions ending? What’s going on with Washington State COVID-19 restrictions?
The Governor’s briefing summary is available here https://medium.com/wagovernor/inslee-announces-statewide-reopening-date-of-june-30-and-short-term-statewide-move-to-phase-3-4943c8be9c37. In the coming days, we anticipate additional guidance released from Washington State about changes moving forward.
More information is available via www.doh.wa.gov, https://coronavirus.wa.gov, www.governor.wa.gov, and www.cdc.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.