FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
As a new type of coronavirus spreads rapidly across the globe, including in the United States, the public understandably has a lot of questions about the illness and how to avoid it.
Here's answers to many of the most common questions about the new virus, updated as scientists and public health authorities learn more. One caveat: If you have questions about a specific symptom or condition, contact your health care provider. Read more
Nearly 70% of Washington state residents 16 and over have at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose.
Yakima County's figure: 59%. Local health providers are focused on getting one vaccination at a time and inching toward that 70% mark.
The COVID-19 testing sites at State Fair Park in Yakima and the Sunnyside Community Center will close after July 31, Yakima County health officials said Monday.
It will be business as usual Monday at Yakima County Superior Court — or close to it, anyway.
Yakima County had 85.6 new coronavirus cases per 100,000 from June 17-30, according to the state Department of Health.
Health officials said that as of Tuesday, there have been no new COVID-19 outbreaks in Yakima County.
Fidel Negrete was especially happy to be helping customers Wednesday afternoon in the dining area of Fiddle’s Coffee House & Juice Bar in Wapato.
Hours are changing at the Yakima and Sunnyside COVID-19 vaccination and testing centers this week because of the heat.
The Yakima Health District reported 42 additional coronavirus cases Saturday through Monday, with no new deaths.
Because of the heat, the hours of operation at Yakima’s COVID-19 vaccine center will change next week.
The Yakima Health District reported 21 new coronavirus cases Thursday, with no new deaths.
The Yakima Health District reported 21 additional coronavirus cases Wednesday, with one new death.
The Yakima Health District reported 11 additional coronavirus cases Tuesday, with no new deaths.
The Yakima Health District reported 35 additional coronavirus cases between Saturday and Monday, with no new deaths.
The Yakima State Fair Park community vaccination center will have new hours of operation starting Sunday.