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 keep your business, staff and customers safe.

We can do this together! Let’s keep the Yakima Valley open and safe!

The Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce is distributing FREE disposable masks to businesses while supplies last. Call 509-248-2021 to make an appointment to pick up, and let them know how many mask you need.

Yakima County COVID-19 Business and Activities Operations

Updated 9/10/2021

Restrictions Applying to Indoor & Outdoor Starting September 13th, 2021:

  • Vaccine Verification / Negative Testing: Recommended, but not required, for large indoor and outdoor events.
  • Capacity Limitations: No restrictions (except large indoor events*)
  • Physical Distancing: No requirements
  • Facial Coverings: Regardless of vaccination status, facial coverings required indoors except when actively eating or drinking. Starting September 13th, facial coverings are required at outdoor events of 500+ attendees. Follow current applicable requirements as outlined in: Proclamation 20-25.13 - Healthy Washington, Secretary of Health Order 20-03.2, and LNI Publication F414-179.
  • Travelers: Follow CDC recommendations and Proclamation 20-83.2 - Restrictions on Travelers.

*Large indoor events are defined as any event with more than 10,000 simultaneous participants located in an indoors enclosed space. Large indoor events are restricted to 75% capacity, unless vaccination verification is occurring. If vaccination verification is occurring prior to entry, and the venue requires all attendees be vaccinated, there are no capacity restrictions. However, we will not allow vaccinated sections as a way to go above 75% capacity unless all attendees are vaccinated. No physical distancing requirements apply and attendees must follow the current masking requirements. We will reevaluate the restrictions on large indoor events on July 31, 2021.

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.


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.