To remain in Phase 3, Yakima County must meet at least one of two metrics: new COVID-19 cases below 200 per 100,000 residents over two weeks, or a seven-day average of new COVID-19 hospitalizations below five per 100,000. The governor’s office announced Monday that Yakima County will be staying in Phase 3 for at least the next three weeks. The next evaluation is on May 3. Yakima County had 254.8 cases per 100,000 people from March 25 to April 7.
Reopening As of Friday, 27,973 people have recovered.
Yakima County is in Phase 3 of the state’s coronavirus reopening plan. Phase 3 allows up to 50% occupancy or 400 people maximum, whichever is lower, for all indoor spaces. Indoor gatherings of up to 10 people and outdoor gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted. Thirteen people were hospitalized Friday, with three intubated.
People who need a ride can call 211. Yakima Transit Route 12 will drop off individuals at the walk-up entrance located at Gate 1. No documentation or identification is required at the site. There is no cost to get the vaccine. Source The Yakima State Fair Park vaccine site is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily at 1301 S. Fair Ave. First and second dose appointments are available at prepmod.doh.wa.gov or by calling 800-525-0127 and pressing #. Walkups are welcome, but appointments are strongly encouraged.
Everyone 16 and older is eligible for the COVID vaccine in Washington. Vaccine update
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