Yakima County Commissioner Vicki Baker says she's working to see more capacity for local churches. Baker says currently churches in Yakima under the modified Phase 1 of the state's reopening plan are limited to 25% or 50 people.
Baker says that's ok for some smaller churches but many churches in Yakima have much larger congregations. Baker says the churches are already operating with COVID-19 restrictions.
The Commissioner says, much like the successful campaign that helped open area fitness centers, Baker urges people in Yakima contact state officials and urge them to allow more capacity so more people can attend church in person.
The contacts for outreach are the same as before:
Governor representitive in Eastern Washington Salvador Salazer, salvador.salazar@gov.wa.gov.
Dr. John Wiesman, Secretary DOH secretary@doh.wa.gov.
David Postman, Chief of Staff, governor’s office david.postman@gov.wa.gov.
Molly Voris, Sr. Policy Advisor, Public Health, governor’s office molly.voris@gov.wa.gov.