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County applies to move into Phase 3

Wednesday, July 1 The Emergency Operations Center in Unified Command with the Public Health Department has received the support of the Klickitat County Board of Health and the Board of Commissioners...

 

Tribe bans fireworks

Thursday, July 2 Today the Yakama Nation Tribal Council banned all fireworks within the Yakama Nation’s Reservation, allotments, and Treaty territories effective immediately and extending through...

 

Covid masks available for low-income families

The Washington State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) has coordinated the purchase and distribution of cloth masks to low-income persons throughout the state of Washington. The Klickitat County...

 

Goldendale Police issues statement on requirement

Thursday, June 25 The Goldendale Police Department (GPD) issued a statement Tuesday afternoon concerning Gov. Inslee's proclamation that beginning tomorrow face coverings must be worn in public. "The...

 

Face coverings to be required

Tuesday, June 23 Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced this afternoon that effective Friday, June 26, face coverings will be required to be worn statewide inside public places including stores, offices...

 

New cases have potential for wider spread

Wednesday, June 10, 3:43 p.m. The Klickitat County Emergency Operations Center (EOC), with the Klickitat County Public Health Department (PHD), released a statement Wednesday afternoon saying it is...

 

Hospital on lockdown

Thursday, June 11, 12:18 p.m. Klickitat Valley Health (KVH) hospital in Goldendale is currently under lockdown after a stabbing at the Corner Chevron station at Simcoe and Highway 97. Police were on...

 

UPDATE: White Salmon gas leak closed, no power shut-off

Wednesday, June 3 11:16 a.m. The Klickitat PUD has just reported that it will not need to de-energize the White Salmon area, after the gas line leaking was able to be turned off. 10:04 a.m. The...

 

Goldendale High grad program and schedule

Wednesday, June 3 Goldendale High School’s Seniors will participate in a 2020 Graduate Parade on Thursday, June 4, beginning at 5:30 p.m., from the high school parking lot. Seniors will follow Simco...

 

Tribal testing site coming to Goldendale

Wednesday, June 3 The Klickitat County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Unified Command with the Klickitat County Public Health Department today announced a service to be offered in Goldendale on...

 

County offers new business aid program

Thursday, June 4 Klickitat County has initiated a new financial aid program for businesses called the Klickitat County Small Business Emergency Grant Program. Applications for the program are open...

 

County cases back on the rise

Tuesday, June 9 Klickitat County health officials reported Monday that the county’s cases of Covid-19 increased by 16 in the past nine days. The increase was not linked to the county entering the st...

 

County application for Phase 2 submitted

Thursday, May 28 The Klickitat County Public Health Department in Unified Command with the Department Emergency Management (EOC) received notification on May 26 that Klickitat County was eligible to...

 

School lunch menu updated

Friday, May 29 Ruth Faulconer, food service director for the Goldendale School District, has updated the school lunch menu through June 19. See the new menu at: https://www.goldend...

 

County approved to move to Phase 2

Monday, June 1 Monday Washington State Secretary of Health John Wiesman approved the application for Klickitat County to move into Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Safe Start plan. A total of 27...

 

UPDATE: White Salmon gas leak closed, no power shut-off

Wednesday, June 3 11:16 a.m. The Klickitat PUD has just reported that it will not need to de-energize the White Salmon area, after the gas line leaking was able to be turned off. 10:04 a.m. The...

 

Fairgrounds to serve as temporary COVID sheltering

Thursday, May 14 The Klickitat County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) today announced it is establishing voluntary COVID-19 sheltering housing at the county fairgrounds in Goldendale. “With the...

 

Sheriff declares some distancing orders unconstitutional

May 7 Lou Marzeles Editor Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer—already a national public figure for his defiance of enforcing Initiative-1639—now says he will refuse to enforce aspects of...

 

HHS awards funds for COVID-19 testing in Washington

May 7 Thursday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded $20,701,398 to 27 health centers in Washington, to...

 

UPDATE: County hospitals announce video contest

Friday, May 8 Klickitat Valley Health and Skyline Hospital have joined to invite students throughout Klickitat County to a video contest called Gorge...

 

Emergency Management issues employer guidelines on reopening

Monday, May 11 The Klickitat County Department of Emergency Management in Unified Command with The Public Health Department this morning issued what it calls the “Employers’ Guide to Reopening...

 

New county cases reported

Monday, May 11 Klickitat County saw an increase in confirmed positive cases over the weekend. Public Health has confirmed cases 20, 21, and 22, according to the Klickitat County in Unified Command...

 

CDC adds six symptoms to Covid List

The CDC has added several new symptoms to its already existing list of symptoms for COVID-19. People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe...

 

Delivery service update

April 29 The Emergency Operations Center (EOC), in partnership with Washington Gorge Action Programs (WAGAP), is delivering essential supplies such as groceries and prescription medications to...

 

School menus updated

Ruth Faulconer, food service director for the Goldendale School District, wants students and parents to know about the update school menu. Click on this link to see the menus (once on the link,...

 

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