COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

As you may know, the world is experiencing an expanding outbreak of respiratory illness (COVID-19) caused by a new Coronavirus.  The virus can spread from person to person.  Older adults and those with underlying medical conditions are especially at risk. We take our role in protecting the health of our residents very seriously.

For Yakima County COVID-19 Testing Sites click HERE.
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For Community, Vaccination Locations click HERE.
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Metrics
Counties will be individually evaluated every three weeks. The evaluations will occur on Mondays with any possible changes taking effect Friday. The next evaluation will be on May 3rd. DOH will update metrics here.

In addition to being individually evaluated, large and small counties will have different sets of criteria. In order to move down one phase, a county must fail both metrics for case counts and hospitalizations. Under the previous plan, a county only needed to fail one metric to move back one phase.

For large counties, defined as counties with more than 50,000 residents, to remain in Phase 3 they must keep a 14-day average of new COVID cases below 200 per 100,000 residents, and a seven-day average of new hospitalizations per 100,000 below five.

Smaller counties, those with populations of 50,000 or less, must maintain a 14-day average of new cases below 100, and a new seven-day hospitalization average below three.

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If at any point the statewide ICU capacity reaches greater than 90%, all counties will move down one Phase. The Department of Health always maintains the ability to move a county forward or backward at their discretion.  Feel free to contact us with questions or concerns.  The following information is provided if you need to call our email our city staff:

City Staff:
509-829-5151
Utility Billing, Yard Sale Permits, Business Licensing, Public Records Requests, Water, Sewer or Garbage Service issues, Special Events, Cemetery services or other questions:  

Building permits and Code Enforcement:

Planning, Zoning, and Land Use:

Administrative Inquiries:

Other Department Contact Information:

  • Police Chief Tim Quantrell - Zillah Police Department - 509-829-6100 or 911 for Emergency
  • Fire Chief Paul Stonemetz - Zillah Fire Department - 509-829-3760 or 911 for Emergency
  • Public Works Director - John Simmons - 509-829-5151

Provided below is information related to Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVIC-19). 

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myStrength Digital Health App
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The Yakima Health District has made an investment to provide the digital health app myStrength to residents/workers in Yakima County. We realize this is a difficult time for so many in Yakima County and our community may need additional resources and support. The app myStrength provides resources to improve mental health and overall well-being. myStrength offers personalized programs to help overcome depression and anxiety and is supported by tools, weekly exercises, and daily inspiration in a safe and confidential environment. This app is available in both English and Spanish.

To learn more about myStrength click here to watch a short video.

Taking care of your emotional health is important. Now with myStrength, you can get 24/7 support from the privacy of your computer or mobile device. myStrength offers health tracking tools, inspirational quotes, and activities. You'll also find programs to help with stress, depression, anxiety, substance use, chronic pain, and more. myStrength is here to help you live your best possible life. Below are some brief overviews on additional programs offered by myStrength.