First COVID-19 Death in Yakima County

“Today, we received the devastating news that Yakima County has suffered the first death related to COVID-19. The deceased was an elderly resident of a long-term care facility in Yakima County. This is a tragedy for all of us and our thoughts go out to the family and friends of this individual. We are working … Continued

Primera muerte de COVID-19 en el condado de Yakima

“Hoy recibimos noticias devastadoras que el condado de Yakima sufrió la primera muerte relacionada con COVID-19. El fallecido fue un residente de era un residente de un cuidado a largo plazo. Esto es una tragedia y nuestros pensamientos se van a la familia y amigos de este individuo. Trabajamos día y noche en asociación con … Continued

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

Fisher Park Golf Season Postponed due to COVID-19

The golfing season is postponed indefinitely at the City of Yakima’s Fisher Park Golf Course. The course was scheduled to open this Friday, March 27th. “We are going to postpone the opening until further notice due to concerns and restrictions associated with COVID-19,” said Recreation Supervisor Tami Andringa. Yakima Parks and Recreation also reminds the … Continued

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