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Yakima Valley Safe and Open Business Resources

Yakima Valley Open and Safe Business Resources

The safety of our community, businesses and visitors is our top priority. We’ve gathered information from a wide variety of resources to help your business prepare for a healthy and safe opening.

We can do this together! Let’s get the Yakima Valley open safely!

The Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce and Yakima County Development Association are distributing FREE cloth masks to businesses and individuals while supplies last. They come in packages of five. Call 509-248-2021 to make an appointment to pick up, and let them know how many packs you need.

Open and Safe Pledge

Local Yakima Valley businesses are committed to creating a clean, safe and healthy environment for employees, customers, residents and visitors as we begin to reopen our businesses and organizations following COVID-19 restrictions.

Yakima County is in Phase 2

Yakima County is currently in Phase 2 and preparing as a community to safely enter Phase 3.

Yakima County COVID-19 Business and Activities Operations

Updated 11/15/2020

Retail, Personal Services, Pet Grooming, Restaurants, Construction, Manufacturing

Business Type In-Store Retail Personal Services: Hair/Nail Salons, Spas, Barber Shops, etc... Pet Grooming Restaurants & Food Service Construction Manufacturing
Open/Closed Open Open Open Open Open Open
Recent Changes EFFECTIVE 10/13/2020 Now operating fully under phase 2 guidance Now operating fully under phase 2 guidance Now operating fully under phase 2 guidance Now operating fully under phase 2 guidance No Change No Change
Current Operating Restrictions Indoor operations limited to 30% capacity with 30 minute time limit. Indoor operations limited to 50% capacity. Or, 1-4 station, can operate 1 station. 5-8 stations, can operate 2 stations. 9-12 stations, can operate 3 stations. Indoor operations limited to 50% capacity. Can operate with 50% indoor dining capacity. Outdoor dining services with proper social distancing must be maintained. 6 or less people from the different households may dine together. New projects allowed. Must operate under Phase 2 guidance. Non-essential manufacturing may resume under Phase 2 guidance.
Current Guidance Document Phase 2 Toolkit Phase 2 Toolkit Phase 2 Toolkit Phase 2 Toolkit Phase 2 Toolkit Phase 2 Toolkit
Frequently Asked Questions Retail FAQ Personal Services FAQ Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon

Faith Based Organizations, Wineries & Breweries, Schools, Outdoor Recreation, Recreational

Business Type Faith Based Organizations Wineries & Breweries Schools Outdoor Recreation Recreational Activities: Pools
Open/Closed Open Open Open Open Open
Recent Changes EFFECTIVE 10/13/2020 No Change Now operating fully under phase 2 guidance No Change Now operating fully under phase 2 guidance No Change
Current Operating Restrictions Allows indoor room capacity of 25% or up to 200 people, whichever is less. Outdoor services allow up to 200 people. with social distancing between households. Included in restaurant guidance with proper social distancing. Must stop serving alcohol at 11pm. Yakima Health District recommendation is for distance/virtual learning at this time. Follow Phase 2 guidance. Open for lap swimming, water safety classes and swim lessons only.
Current Guidance Document Phase 2 Toolkit Phase 2 Toolkit WA Dept. of Health Schools Guidance Document Phase 2 Toolkit Phase 2 Toolkit
Frequently Asked Questions Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon

Fitness, Gymnastics, Social Gatherings, Dine-In Theatres, Real Estate, Misc. Venues

Business Type Gyms & Fitness Centers Gymnastics Social Gatherings Indoor & Drive-in Movie Theatres Real Estate Misc Venues: convention/conference centers, hotel meeting space, event centers, fairgrounds, sporting arenas, etc
Open/Closed Open Open Open Open Open Open
Recent Changes EFFECTIVE 10/13/2020 Open for indoor activities under Phase 2 guidance No Change No Change Now operating fully under phase 2 guidance No Change Now operating under phase 2-3 guidance
Current Operating Restrictions Follow Phase 2 guidance Allows for gymnastics training per Phase 2 guidance. Limited to outdoor gatherings with 5 or fewer people outside of the household per week. Indoor movie theaters limited to 25% capacity. Outdoor drive-in theatres and the operation of concession stands with proper physical distancing and masking. Real Estate operations to continue with guest occupancy of 25% of building occupancy, with indoor services limited to 30 minutes per customer. Business meetings, training, and testing that cannot be performed virtually. Retail events (including consumer trade shows/exhibits) is only permitted outdoors in Phase 3. Indoor capacity in each room or separate building is limited to 30% capacity or 200 people, whichever is less, as long as six feet of physical distance can be maintained by all attendees. Outdoor capacity is limited to 200 people.
Current Guidance Document Phase 2 Toolkit Phase 2 Toolkit Phase 2 Toolkit Phase 2 Toolkit Indoor Theatres
Phase 2 Toolkit Drive-in Theatres
Phase 2 Toolkit Phase 2 Toolkit
Frequently Asked Questions Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon

Professional Services, Professional Photography, Domestic Services, Agritourism

Business Type Professional Services Professional Photography Domestic Services Agritourism Museums
Open/Closed Open Open Open Open Open
Recent Changes EFFECTIVE 10/13/2020 Now operating fully under phase 2 guidance No Change No Change Now operating fully under phase 2 guidance Now operating under phase 2 guidance
Current Operating Restrictions Limited to 50% of building occupancy with the exception of one on one services in an enclosed room, and indoor services limited to 30 minutes per customer. Allowed to resume operations following Phase 2 guidance Allowed to resume operations following Phase 2 guidance Follow Yakima County's Phase 2 guidance Open at 25% capacity
Current Guidance Document Phase 2 Toolkit Phase 2 Toolkit Phase 2 Toolkit Phase 2 Toolkit Phase 2 Toolkit
Frequently Asked Questions Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon

Weddings, Funerals, Memorial Services, Sporting Activities, Library Services

Business Type Weddings, Funerals, Memorial Services Sporting Activities Library Services
Open/Closed Open Open Open
Recent Changes EFFECTIVE 10/13/2020 Original 6/18, updated 10/5 Original 6/5, updated 10/6 Now operating under phase 2 guidance
Current Operating Restrictions Indoor and outdoor occupancy is limited to 30 guests or 25% of maximum building capacity whichever is less, excluding vendors and their staff working at the wedding service or funeral. Wedding reception is limited to no more than 3 hours. More restrictions in Guidance Document. Numerous requirements for youth, adult recreational and professional sports for both indoor and outdoor activities and venues. See Guidance Document for details. For all public libraries, public library systems, institutional & governmental libraries, and libraries at institutions of higher education. Guest occupancy must be 25% of maximum building occupancy or lower as determined by the fire code. More in Guidance Document.
Current Guidance Document Phase 2 Toolkit Phase 2 Toolkit Phase 2 Toolkit
Frequently Asked Questions Coming Soon Sports FAQ Coming Soon

SUBJECT TO CHANGE, this is based on guidance from Gov Inslee, State Dept of Health, as of 11/15/2020 date.  Local officials do NOT have the authority to make changes without state approval.

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Please ignore all other news sources and rely on only official information on YVOPENANDSAFE.com and the Yakima Health District COVID-19 website. All information on this site applies to YAKIMA COUNTY ONLY.



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