Public Health


Media Release

April 2, 2020, at 9:00 PM

Stay at Home Order Extended Through May 4th


Today, WA Governor Jay Inslee extended the Proclamation 20-25 “Stay Home – Stay Healthy”. This extended proclamation shall remain in effect through May 4th, 2020. We encourage people to read the Governor’s official Media Release

Gov. Jay Inslee announced a month-long extension of his "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" emergency order Thursday evening. Inslee stated,

"Public gatherings remain banned and non-essential businesses may reopen May 5. If gatherings are held in violation of the order, individuals are encouraged to notify their local police. Do not call 911."  

To report potential violations of the Governor’s proclamation, people are encouraged to fill out the form on the following webpage. This report will be forwarded to the appropriate agency to review the violation and the appropriate response.

The original proclamation was as follows:

"All people in Washington State shall immediately (March 23, 2020) cease leaving their home or place of residence except: (1) to conduct or participate in essential activities and/or (2) for employment in essential business services."

"Effective midnight on March 25, 2020 all non-essential businesses in Washington State shall cease operations except for performing basic minimum operations. All essential businesses are encouraged to remain open and maintain operations but must establish and implement social distancing and sanitation measures, established by the United States Department of Labor or the Washington State Department of Health guidelines." 




Comunicado de Prensa

Abril 2, 2020, las 9:00 PM

Orden de Permanecer en el Hogar Extendida hasta el 4 de Mayo

Hoy, el Gobernador de WA, Jay Inslee, extendió la Proclamación 20-25 “Quédese en casa-Manténgase Saludable”. Esta proclamación extendida permanecerá vigente hasta el 4 de Mayo de 2020. 

Alentamos a las personas a leer el Comunicado de Prensa oficial del Gobernador: 

El Gobernador Jay Inslee anunció una extensión de un mes de su orden de emergencia "Quédese en Casa, Manténgase Saludable" el Jueves por la noche, afirmó Inslee 

“Las reuniones públicas siguen prohibidas y los negocios no esenciales pueden reabrir el 5 de Mayo. Si las reuniones se llevan a cabo en violación de la orden, se recomienda a las personas que notifiquen a su departamento de policía local. No llame al 911”. Para informar posibles violaciones de la Proclamación del Gobernador, se alienta a las personas a completar el formulario en la siguiente página web. Este informe será enviado a la agencia apropiada para revisar la violación y dar una respuesta apropiada. 

La proclamación original fue la siguiente:

Todas las personas en el Estado de Washington (Marzo 23, 2020) dejarán de abandonar su hogar o lugar de residencia inmediatamente, excepto: (1) para llevar a cabo o participar en actividades esenciales, y / o (2) para trabajar en servicios comerciales esenciales.” 

A partir de la medianoche del 25 de Marzo de 2020, todos los negocios no esenciales en el Estado de Washington cerrarán sus operaciones, excepto para realizar operaciones mínimas básicas. Se recomienda a todos los negocios esenciales a permanecer abiertos y mantener operaciones, pero deben establecer e implementar medidas de distanciamiento social y saneamiento establecidas por el Departamento de Labor de los Estados Unidos o las Guías del Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington.”                                   


Klickitat County Health Department Services During Public Closure due to COVID-19 (expected to be 3/17/2020-4/26/2020)

Environmental Health

  • Water Lab is closed during the Shelter in Place order. When the order is lifted, water testing will resume.
  • Site Evaluations and Septic Designs: email or mail all packets to EH staff. On site/field work will continue but social distance must be followed.
  • All fees must be mailed in via check or paid via cash and placed in dropbox. No receipts will be given at time of drop off but can be mailed or emailed upon request.

Family Planning

  • 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.