Free Landscaping Workshop Rescheduled due to COVID-19

The Spring 2020 Heritage Garden workshop at Yakima Area Arboretum has been tentatively rescheduled due to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions. The workshop, originally scheduled for Saturday, March 28th, will instead be held on Sunday, May 17th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm “We currently have 80 attendees registered,” said Heather Wendt, Assistant Manager Benton and … Continued

Yakima Health District recommends strict social distancing

As of this (Saturday) morning the total of presumptive positive and confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Yakima County is 20 (4 presumptive positive and 16 confirmed cases). 19 out of 20 are currently recovering at home. One individual is currently hospitalized. While most people who get COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate symptoms, some individuals … Continued

City Hall and Other City Facilities to Close to Public Access

In an effort to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Yakima City Hall, the City’s Public Works Administration Building, the City’s wastewater treatment plant office, the City’s Community Relations office (YCTV-Y-PAC) the Yakima Police Department customer service counter, the Yakima Fire Department administrative office, the City’s Legal Department office, and the City’s Office of … Continued

City of Yakima Facility Restrictions Continue Amid COVID-19 Emergency

The closure of some City of Yakima facilities and limited public access to other City facilities remain in effect in an effort to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Harman Senior Center, the Henry Beauchamp Community Center, the Washington Fruit Community Center, the Yakima Valley Visitor Information Center, and Lions Pool, all City-owned, … Continued

Portion of Hathaway Street to Close for OIC Food Bank

Traffic will be impacted on a section of Hathaway Street each Tuesday and Thursday, beginning tomorrow, Thursday, March 19th for the Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) of Washington Food Bank, 1419 Hathaway Street. The City of Yakima will close the eastbound lane of Hathaway Street from 16th Avenue to 15th Avenue from 8:30 am to 12:00 … Continued

Yakima City Council March 17th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, March 17th. Action taken by the Council yesterday included: Receiving an update on the City of Yakima’s response to COVID-19 Receiving the Yakima County Development Association’s 2019 Report Issuing a Meals on Wheels March for Meals Proclamation Agreeing to discuss offering a permanent employment contract … Continued

Yakima Health District, Y-PAC to Partner on Live COVID-19 Updates

The Yakima Health District (YHD) will hold a live video media update at 11:00 am on Wednesday, March 18th. The update is in partnership with the City of Yakima Community Relations Office, which produces programming for the Yakima Public Affairs Channel (Y-PAC). The YHD update will provide current local information regarding COVID-19 and ongoing efforts … Continued