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Posted on: March 17, 2020

COVID-19 Updates from the City Manager

City Manager Martin Casey

Yakima County is now in Phase 1 (in effect for Yakima County on January 11, 2021)

The City is subject to the State’s new “Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery” plan and Yakima Health District’s public health orders.

Phase 1 (IN EFFECT FOR YAKIMA COUNTY ON JANUARY 11, 2021): No indoor social gatherings with people outside your household; outdoor social gatherings are limited to 10 people outside your household. No indoor restaurant or bar services; outdoor dining is permitted but limited to 6 per table. Retail stores and indoor worship services are permitted at 25% capacity. Professional and personal services (i.e. attorneys, accountants, barbers, etc…) must work remotely or at 25% capacity. Strictly limited indoor fitness and entertainment activities are permitted. Please Check the Roadmap for further details.

Businesses wishing to open are required to submit a safety plan and pledge form to with the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce. Businesses need to post their safety plan at their front entrance for the public to view. The safety plan is to detail how they will keep customers and employees safe (i.e. masking, social distancing, sanitizing, following guidelines). More information is available through Yakima Health District.

COVID-19 Updates from the City Manager 

Click here to view the map showing all of the Small Businesses that were awarded CARES Act Funds under the various County and City Aid Programs. For more information please visit


The new Sunnyside Community Center testing site is open 1521 S. 1st Street, Sunnyside, WA 98944. Getting tested is free, fast, and easy!

1. Preregister by calling 211

2. Tests are self-administered 

3. Results will be provided in 2-3 days


Please visit the Yakima County Health District’s Testing Sites website for more locations.


  • It can be hard to find current, accurate information about what is allowed as we continue fighting against COVID-19. To help, local officials and business leaders have created a new bilingual website just for Yakima County It offers information and links that are updated quickly as state or local health directives change.
  • Yakima Health District 
  • Yakima Valley Emergency Management 
  • Yakima County Development Association
  • Second Harvest - Second Harvest brings community resources together to feed people in need through empowerment, education, and partnerships. A member of Feeding America.

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