Klickitat County Coronavirus Response
Klickitat County is currently in Phase 2 of the Governor’s phased approach to the "Safe Start" plan. You can read more about what's open during each phase, here.
All activities in phase 1 are allowed in addition to the following (the changes below reflect the new Safe Start updates announced by the Governor on July 23rd;
- Recreation, sports, and fitness: Outdoor recreation involving 5 or fewer people outside your household, camping (where open), beaches (where open). Indoor sports and fitness facilities must provide 300 feet of distance between visitors. For large facilities, occupancy is limited to 25%. Certain indoor sports practice and training are allowed but limited to no more than 5 athletes, and spectators are not allowed. Practice and competition for low contact sports, such as tennis and volleyball, are allowed but participants are limited to no more than 5 per court, and spectators are not allowed.
- Gatherings: Gather with no more than 5 people outside your household per week.
- Indoor spiritual or religious services: up to 25% of capacity or 200 individuals (whichever is less). Choirs are not allowed. In-home faith-based services or counseling with up to five people is allowed.
- Travel: Essential travel and travel for activities allowed under Phase 1 and Phase 2. are allowed. Travel to counties in other phases to participate in non-essential activities is not allowed. Examples include sports tournaments, large group events, or dining.
- Businesses: Manufacturing, construction, real estate, photography, pet grooming, in-home/domestic services (nannies, housecleaning, etc.), retail (in-store purchases allowed with restrictions), professional services/office-based businesses (telework remains encouraged), personal services (hair and nail salons/barbers, tattoos, etc), are allowed.
- Restaurants/bars*: Open at <50% capacity, table sizes no larger than 5, and indoor dining only allowed for members of the same household. Alcohol service must end at 10 p.m. No bar area seating allowed. No indoor seating at bars unless the establishment meets minimum food requirements in the Safe Start guidance. No karaoke or live entertainment allowed. (*bars are defined as taverns, breweries, wineries, and distilleries)
No matter what phase Klickitat County is in, staying home is still the safest. If you do go out, remember the following; stay six feet apart, wear a mask or face covering, continue to wash your hands, and stay local!
For more information about the Safe Start plan, visit the Governor’s website here; https://coronavirus.wa.gov/
More COVID-19 information and the State ’COVID Dashboard’ can be found here; https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus
If you think a business or event isn't operating in compliance with the Safe Start plan, you can anonymously report the violation, here.
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Last updated 3:43 PM on 8/13/2020. 6 additional cases - 4 in White Salmon and 2 in Goldendale.
Frequently Asked Questions
Klickitat County Health Department Services During the COVID-19 County Offices Closure
- The water labs will be open in both Goldendale and White Salmon Monday through Thursday starting 6/22 during normal business hours. Prior to dropping off water samples, you must still call the Health Department to receive information on the drop off process.
- We are processing site evaluations, septic designs, and OSS permits related to new and existing building permits.
- All fees must be mailed in via check or paid via cash and placed in dropbox. No receipts will be given at the time of drop off but can be mailed or emailed upon request.
- Most appointments can be completed via phone call.
- All clients will be screened by phone when the appointment is confirmed. You must complete screening prior to in-person appointments.
- If possible, only the client should enter the clinic, no support persons or children. If others must attend, they will need to complete screening questions at the same time as the client.
- The majority of appointments can be done via phone call. Any appointments that must be done in person will complete screening questions prior to appointment.
- New clients will need to complete screening questions prior to coming to the office for their card.
Birth Certificates/Death Certificates
- Death Certificates requests need to be emailed or faxed. Staff will contact you when they are ready with instructions for pickup.
- Birth Certificates: please call the office for instructions.
- If the request is non-urgent, please mail in forms and payment and staff will mail the certificate to you.
- If the request is urgent or time sensitive, please print form at home, fill out the form and drop it off in our dropbox along with a check or cash in an envelope. Staff will call you and let you know when the certificate is available to be picked up.
- We will only be offering TDAP on an emergent case by case basis. Please call ahead and request a consultation with a nurse.