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Yakima provides a glimmer of hope

The Yakima Health Department reported recently that 95% of people in Yakima are wearing a face covering in public. And you know what? Yakima County is the only place in the state right now where each person who gets COVID-19 on average spreads it to less than one other person.

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Everywhere else in the state is on the path to runaway transmission rates of COVID-19, according to the most recent statewide situation report.

Here’s the bad news:

And the good news:

You know what to do. Each of us needs to make a conscious shift in the way we live our lives so that we can send our kids back to school in the fall and continue to reopen our businesses.

Practice compassion.

Do your part to make sure we can send our kids back to school and avoid the need for more restrictions.

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Information in this blog changes rapidly. Check the state’s COVID-19 website for up-to-date and reliable info at coronavirus.wa.gov.

Answers to your questions or concerns about COVID-19 in Washington state may be found at our website. You can also contact our the Department of Health call center at 1–800–525–0127 and press # from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday — Friday, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday — Sunday. Language assistance is available.

Please note that this call center cannot access COVID-19 testing results. For testing inquiries or results, please contact your health care provider.

Public Health Connection

From the Washington State Department of Health

Washington State Department of Health

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Protecting and improving the health of people in Washington State.

Public Health Connection

From the Washington State Department of Health

Washington State Department of Health

Written by

Protecting and improving the health of people in Washington State.

Public Health Connection

From the Washington State Department of Health

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