City Strongly Urges People Follow Stay at Home Orders

The City of Yakima is strongly urging community members to follow the Stay at Home orders that have been issued by both Washington State Governor Jay Inslee and the Yakima Health District.  “The most potent defense against COVID-19 currently available is limiting interaction with other people,” said Yakima Mayor Patricia Byers.  “It is the responsibility … 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

Yakima City Council Ratifies Declaration of Emergency Due to COVID-19

At a special meeting today, the Yakima City Council unanimously ratified a declaration of emergency due the presence of confirmed cases of COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus, in Yakima County.  The Yakima County Health District has reported that the virus has been confirmed to have infected three people in Yakima County. Yesterday, Mayor Patricia … Continued

City Declares State of Emergency Due to COVID-19

The City of Yakima has declared a state of emergency due the presence of confirmed cases of COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus, in Yakima County.  The Yakima County Health District announced Wednesday night that the virus has been confirmed to have infected two people in Yakima County. The City Council has called a special … Continued

Crack Sealing Project to Impact Traffic on Nob Hill

A project involving “crack sealing” will impact traffic along a portion of Nob Hill Boulevard on Wednesday, March 11th. City of Yakima crews will be filling cracks along the section of Nob Hill between 18th Street and 8th Street on March 11th.  Work on the project will take place from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. … Continued

Yakima County Health District News Release re: COVID-19

YAKIMA, WA- On February 28, 2020 the Yakima Health District (YHD) was notified of an individual whose recent travel history and symptoms were consistent with possible COVID-19. The Yakima Health District decided, out of an abundance of caution, to collect a specimen to send to the Washington State Department of Health (DOH). This specimen will … Continued

Volunteer Opportunities on City Boards, Committees and Commissions

The Yakima City Council is seeking volunteers interested in serving on City of Yakima boards, committees, and commissions. There is one youth position available on the Community Integration Committee. The position has a two-year term and applicants must live within Yakima city limits. Appointments shall be made to ensure that varied community perspectives are represented … Continued