Since the election, I have received a number of questions about how our ballots are counted, what the codes mean on the outer envelope, and more. I followed up on those questions with a visit today with our County Auditor, Charles Ross, Elections Manager, Kathy Fisher, and Bilingual Program and Office Coordinator, Yolanda Arellano, to
Today I visited with Adam Dolsen, Board Member of YMCA of Yakima, about the significant impact our YMCA is experiencing due to the disparity between how Yakima is being treated compared to other counties in Phase 2 and 3, even though we are meeting the same 2 metrics. Please share your thoughts about how our
The Washington State Department of Health released Updated Safe Start Guidelines for Benton, Franklin, Yakima, Chelan and Douglas counties who are still in “Modified Phase 1”. The Department Of Health also released New Negative Testing Metric guidelines: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Newsroom/Articles/ID/1331/Washington-state-changes-negative-test-reporting-for-COVID-19. DOH will be updating figures for all counties relating to this 5th metric. Reviewing the State’s Online
Back To School will look and feel a lot different this year. Many of our local schools have posted detailed plans explaining how they will reopen. Some are also conducting online surveys to determine how best to offer support to parents and guardians. We can all help by sharing news and resources received directly from
I have been calling for more effective communication and greater transparency using the platforms that people utilize the most, and specifically called for YHD to publicly post documents to allow collaboration and to reduce confusion. I am glad to hear the Yakima Health District has received my message! Make sure your voice is heard! #VOTE August 4th. I will
Earlier today I attended an outdoor meeting with local business owners in the Wine Industry who had the opportunity to ask questions of representatives from the Yakima Health District. What are your thoughts?
Governor Jay Inslee moved Yakima County into modified Phase 1 “in an effort to help keep people closer to home so they avoid transmitting COVID-19 across county lines.” Do you believe it should be made public what metrics our local officials are using to determine if they will submit their paperwork to move us forward into
I encourage everyone to reach out to Governor Jay Inslee and tell him how hard we are working in #YakimaCounty. We are lifting up our friends and neighbors and encouraging people to use safe practices. It’s time for proactiveness in Yakima County. We have options available to us to safely reopen our businesses while also caring for our