Students in public school districts in the Yakima Valley will be starting the school year at home. The governor on Wednesday urged schools in the state to strongly consider remote learning.
Yakima Health District officials say they've been working with the state and local school districts in the last several weeks about schools in the fall. They say the county still has one of the highest rates of COVID-19 transmission in the state. A news release from the district says at this time, COVID-19 positive case counts remain at over 338.7 cases per 100,000 residents within the past 14 days.
The Yakima Health District continues to remind residents to stay at home as much as possible. They also say do not gather with other people outside of your immediate household for things like parties, barbecues, large family dinners.