City of Yakima facilities to reopen June 1

Yakima City Hall
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YAKIMA, Wash. — Yakima City Hall and all other city facilities will reopen to the public Tuesday after about a year of being closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

According to a news release, anyone who is not fully vaccinated — both employees and visitors — will have to wear face masks, but face coverings will not be required for those who are fully vaccinated.

“In keeping with federal and state mandates, masks are required for all – those fully vaccinated and not fully vaccinated – on Yakima Transit buses and at Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field,” the release said.

Council meetings will continue via Zoom for the time being until they receive new rules from Gov. Jay Inslee’s office about COVID-19 and public meetings.

The city has also installed a new bill payment kiosk outside the main entrance to Yakima City Hall on Second Street that can accept utility payments — water sewer and refuse — 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Customers will need their account number to look up bill information. The kiosk provides information in both English and Spanish.

“The kiosk accepts cash, debit/credit cards and personal checks,” city officials said in a news release. “It processes checks as electronic or e-checks, which means the machine will not keep the check but read the routing and account numbers and then return it to the customer.”

Utility bills can also be paid online at


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