Coronavirus

Yakima County is now in Phase 1.5

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - Yakima County's application for a modified version of Phase 1 has been approved, as per the Yakima Health District. In Phase 1.5, Yakima County retail stores can open at 15% capacity, but indoor shopping is limited…

80 UW students in frat houses test positive for coronavirus

SEATTLE (AP) — At least 80 students living in a dozen fraternity houses near the University of Washington campus have reported testing positive for COVID-19, with hundreds of results pending. The university learned Saturday that three fraternity residents had symptoms…

Benton, Franklin counties approved for Phase 1.5 reopening

TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- Benton and Franklin Counties were approved Thursday to move to a modified Phase 1 of the state’s Safe Start Phased Reopening Plan. Washington State Secretary of Health John Weisman’s approval of the counties’ applications allows limited and…

Thursday: 80 new cases of COVID-19 in Yakima County

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Health officials reported 80 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday in Yakima County, bringing the total to 7,556. One additional death related to COVID-19 was also reported. At least 141 people from Yakima County have died of complications…