Coronavirus

Indoor gyms allowed to reopen in Tri-Cities and Yakima

Effective today, indoor fitness and training facilities are allowed to operate in Modified Phase 1 counties under Phase 2 guidance, according to Gov. Jay Inslee's office. This means that facilities like gyms, yoga studios, and indoor sports facilities can open for personal…

40 new cases of COVID-19 in Yakima County on Friday

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. -- Health officials on Friday reported 40 new cases of COVID-19 in Yakima County. There were no new deaths. The total case count for Yakima County rose to 11,762 and the death toll remained at 228. As…

17 new cases of COVID-19 in Yakima County on Thursday

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. -- Yakima County health officials on Thursday announced 17 new cases of COVID-19. There were no additional deaths. The total case count for Yakima County rose to 11,722 and the death toll stayed at 228. As of…

COVID: 2,596 cases and 38 deaths in Umatilla County

UMATILLA COUNTY, Ore. -- Umatilla County has had 2,596 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 38 related deaths since the start of the pandemic. From Saturday, Aug. 29 to Thursday, Sept. 3, county health officials have reported 107 new cases and…

28 new cases of COVID-19 in Tri-Cities region Thursday

TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- The Benton-Franklin Health District on Thursday announced 28 new cases of COVID-19 in the Tri-Cities region -- eight in Benton County and 20 in Franklin County. The total case count for Benton County rose to 4,190. The…

$300 jobless boost available week of Sept. 21

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Those unemployed due to the coronavirus pandemic will start receiving an additional $300 in unemployment benefits later this month. The Employment Security Department announced Tuesday the the payments would be processed starting Sept. 21, and that…

29 COVID cases in Yakima County reported Wednesday

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. -- Health officials on Wednesday announced 29 new cases of COVID-19 in Yakima County. There were no additional deaths. The total case count for Yakima County is at 11,705; the death toll is at 228. There are…