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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.

Yakima County is in Phase 3

Guidelines listed below will be updated as we receive more details about Phase 3.


Yakima County is currently in the Washington State COVID-19 phased recovery plan announced on 1/5/2021. Details can be see here

Yakima County COVID-19 Business and Activities Operations

Updated 4/9/2021

Retail, Personal Services, Pet Grooming, Restaurants

Business Type In-Store Retail Personal Services: Hair/Nail Salons, Spas, Barber Shops, etc... Pet Grooming Restaurants & Food Service
Open/Closed Open Open Open Open
Current Operating Restrictions EFFECTIVE 3/22/2021 Maximum capacity of 50%, curbside pick-up is encouraged Indoor maximum capacity 50% Indoor maximum capacity 50% Indoor dining and outdoor open-air dining available at 50% capacity, end alcohol service/delivery at 12AM, max 10 per table, no household restrictions. Outdoor Seating Guidelines Outdoor Seating Toolkit.
Current Guidance Document Guidance Document Guidance Document Guidance Document Guidance Document

Faith Based Organizations, Wineries & Breweries, Outdoor Recreation, Agritourism

Business Type Faith Based Organizations Wineries & Breweries Outdoor Sports & Fitness Centers
outdoor fitness and recreation sports, outdoor pools, outdoor parks, hiking trails and campsites, outdoor K-12 sports, outdoor personal training, dance and motorsports
Agritourism
Open/Closed Open Open Open Open
Current Operating Restrictions EFFECTIVE 3/22/2021 Up to 50% of room (or building) capacity with a recommended maximum of 400 people if the space is less than 100,000 square feet and 600 people if the space is more than 100,000 square feet Indoor tasting and outdoor open-air tasting available at 50% capacity, end alcohol service/delivery at 12AM, max 10 per table, no household restrictions. Outdoor Seating Guidelines Outdoor Seating Toolkit. Sports competitions and tournaments allowed all risk categories. Maximum spectators allowed 400 with capacity restriction depending on facility. Guided activities allowed without hard caps subject to restrictions. U-pick allowed with proper social distancing restrictions. Animal petting is allowed. Train rides - cars no longer must be limited to members of the same household. Corn mazes/Haunted Houses - groups are limited to no more than 10 people and the household restriction is removed. Private Fire Pits/Bonfires - groups are limited to no more than 10 people and the household restriction is removed.
Current Guidance Document Guidance Document Guidance Document Guidance Document Guidance Document

Indoor Recreation & Fitness Centers, Social Gatherings, Indoor Theatres, Misc. Venues

Business Type Indoor Recreation & Fitness Centers
gyms, fitness centers, indoor sports, indoor pools, indoor K-12 sports, indoor personal training, indoor dance, gymnastics, climbing, no-contact martial sports
Social Gatherings Indoor Movie Theatres Misc Venues: convention/conference centers, hotel meeting space, event centers, fairgrounds, sporting arenas, etc
Open/Closed Open Open Open Open
Current Operating Restrictions EFFECTIVE 3/22/2021 Sports competitions and tournaments allowed all risk categories. Fitness and training and indoor sports maximum 50% capacity. Showers allowed. Indoor gatherings max of 10 people from outside your household. Outdoor gatherings max of 50 people from outside your household. Maximum 50% capacity or 400 people, whichever is less in parties of no more than 10 people. If food or drinks are served, eating and drinking requirements apply. In-person business meetings (including recovery groups), professional training and testing, as well as all court and judicial branch-related proceedings, are allowed. Occupancy in each room/area is limited to 50 percent capacity or 400 people, whichever is fewer (excludes staff). For venues over 100,000 sq. ft. in size, the capacity is capped at 600 people (this includes exhibitors and excludes staff). Groups of up to ten people may be seated together. There must be six feet of physical distance between groups/tables.
Current Guidance Document Fitness
Sporting Activities
Pools, Water Recreation
Coming Soon Guidance Document Guidance Document

Professional Services, Professional Photography, Museums, Weddings, Funerals, Memorial Services

Business Type Professional Services Professional Photography Museums Weddings, Funerals, Memorial Services
Open/Closed Open Open Open Open
Current Operating Restrictions EFFECTIVE 3/22/2021 Occupancy is 50% of fire marshal capacity or 400 people (whichever is fewer) if six feet of physical distance can be maintained. There is an exception of one to one service in an enclosed room. Indoor capacity is capped at 50%, up to 125 people, whichever is fewer (excluding staff). Mask removal only allowed for actual taking of the photo. Outdoor group portraits are allowed up to 125 people maximum and mask removal only allowed during actual taking of the photo. For museums less than 100,00 square feet, the maximum number of individuals is 400 or 50% of capacity, whichever is less. For museums larger than 100,000 square feet, the maximum number of individuals is 600 or 50% of capacity, whichever is less. Indoor and outdoor services allowed. Maximum capacity of 400 or 50% capacity (not including vendors), whichever is less, so long as six feet of physical distancing is maintained between groups. Table size maximum of 10. If food or drinks are served, eating and drinking requirements apply.
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SUBJECT TO CHANGE, this is based on guidance from Gov Inslee, State Dept of Health.  Local officials do NOT have the authority to make changes without state approval.

Resources


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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