The Yakima Health District has created a team to help local businesses with on-site technical assistance for those who are looking for help in managing COVID-19. The health district has been working with Yakima County Development Association, the Grower’s League, Washington Tree Fruit Association, and the Department of Labor & Industries to staff the team. A news release says the on-site technical assistance will include at least one Yakima Health District staff member and one partner agency to go in-person to the facilities. The news release says "after an on-site visit, the Yakima Health District will provide recommendations for improvement in employee screening processes, increased physical spacing and the addition of physical barriers, as well as employee education. The on-site technical assistance team has focused on the agriculture and food production industry.
If any businesses need help with COVID-19 public health recommendations, they should call the Environmental Health line at (509) 249-6514. Priority will be given to organizations that have multiple cases of COVID-19 in their facilities."