The Yakima Health District issued a stay-at-home order for Yakima County late Sunday to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
County residents are urged to stay home and only go out for essential services and medical care. Currently, health officials say, there are 24 confirmed cases along with eight presumptive positive cases in Yakima County.
A news release from the district says "essential services" can remain open.
The district listed essential services:

  • Gas stations.
  • Pharmacies.
  • Food (grocery stores, convenience stores, food banks, takeout and delivery       restaurants).
  • Banks.
  • Laundromats/laundry services.
  • Essential state and local government functions.The news release listed these jobs as critical infrastructure sector:
    • Health care, public health.
    • Emergency services (law enforcement, fire department, public safety, public works).
    • Agriculture/food.
    • Energy (electricity, natural gas).
    • Water and wastewater.
    • Transportation and shipping.
    • Communications/IT.
    • Government and community operations (including child care for children of critical-function employees and other services that support availability of critical function employees).
    • Manufacturing that supports critical functions.
    • Financial services and legal services.
    • Hazardous material management, chemical manufacturing and management.

For aditional information or to report business non-compliance call the Yakima Health District at (509) 249-6508.

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