Yakima Health District News Release: Yakima Health District launches on-site COVID-19 technical assistance team

The Yakima Health District has launched a team to provide on-site technical assistance to businesses seeking assistance with COVID-19. The Yakima Health District has partnered with the Yakima County Development Association, the Grower’s League, Washington Tree Fruit Association, and the Department of Labor & Industries to staff this team. This team was developed in response … Continued

Downtown Association of Yakima News Release – Downtown Yakima Farmers Market to Open May 24th

Originally scheduled to open Mother’s Day Weekend on May 10th, The Downtown Yakima Farmers Market (DYFM) is tentatively scheduled to open May 24th and run through October 11th.  The two-week delay provides time to address state mandated COVID-19 safety measures. “We wanted to open on time, “said Downtown Association of Yakima (DAY) Executive Director, Andrew … Continued

Yakima City Council April 21st Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, April 21st. Action taken by the Council yesterday included: Approving a resolution authorizing the censure of City Councilmember Jason White. Receiving an update on City of Yakima responses to COVID-19. Receiving a City Manager recruitment update. Extending the contract agreement with Interim City Manager Alex … Continued

Webster Avenue Water Main Repairs Will Interrupt Water Service

City of Yakima water service customers along one section of Webster Avenue will experience a temporary outage of domestic water service tomorrow, Thursday, April 23rd. City water crews will be repairing a water main on Webster Avenue between South 32nd Avenue and South 34th Avenue on Thursday. Customers in that area will experience the temporary … Continued

City Finance Director Named to State Association Board

A City of Yakima official was sworn in yesterday, Tuesday, April 21st, as a board member of the Washington Public Treasurers Association (WPTA). Director of Finance & Budget Steve Groom was appointed to the state board during its annual meeting yesterday, which was held by teleconference. The term of office is two years. Groom was … Continued

Wastewater, Stormwater Project to Impact 56th Avenue

A section of 56th Avenue will be reduced to one lane for three days this week due to a wastewater and stormwater project. The project will close the northbound lane of 56th Avenue between Summitview Avenue and Tieton Avenue from Tuesday, April 21st, through Thursday, April 23rd. The closure will be in place during project … Continued

Stagnant Water a Concern for Commercial Building Closures

Extensive COVID-19 stay-at-home orders have resulted in many commercial buildings (offices, hotels, medical facilities, etc.) with reduced or no water use. Stagnant water in these buildings can cause conditions that increase the risk for growth and spread of Legionella (Legionnaire’s disease), lead to low or undetectable levels of the disinfectant chlorine, and create unsafe levels … Continued

Yakima Health District News Release – COVID-19 Clusters at Critical Infrastructure Workplaces

The Yakima Health District has identified that at least seventy individuals within the agriculture and fruit production industry that have tested positive for COVID-19. “We recognize that all of our critical infrastructure workers are at a higher risk of COVID-19 infection, and that the agriculture industry in particular is vulnerable due to the inability to … Continued

Yakima City Council April 21st Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, April 21st, in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the April 21st regular meeting include: Extending the term of the contract agreement with Interim City Manager Alex Meyerhoff. Receiving a City Manager recruitment update. … Continued