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COVID-19 Business Support & Resources

Kittitas County Chamber remains committed to the health and well-being of our members and community. We are receiving questions about the best resources for accurate and up-to-date information surrounding the novel coronavirus officially named COVID-19.

State, federal, and international government agencies have developed resources and guidance for this rapidly evolving situation and we encourage members to refer to these sources for accurate information.

New Update from the Washington State Governor

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the rescission of two COVID-19 emergency orders that are no longer needed to respond to the pandemic.

Proclamation 20-56 waived/suspended a statute and certain provisions in agreements between the governor and tribes that restrict the use of fuel tax refund monies to transportation-related purposes.

To foster a smooth transition, the rescission of this order will take effect in 30 days, on July 1, 2022.

Proclamation 20-23 addressed public utilities and it waived/suspended certain statutes that regulate the operation of those utilities. Key provisions of this emergency order were previously rescinded, including the utility shutoff moratorium which was rescinded in September 2021.

This rescission is technical in nature and effective immediately.

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee, Washington:

Gov. Jay Inslee issued an update to Proclamation 21-14.5 which outlines COVID-19 vaccination requirements for several categories of workers, volunteers and contractors engaged in work with public sector agencies, health care delivery and education.

The update removes the vaccination requirement for outdoor contractors and volunteers whose work does not involve delivery of health care services. Examples include contracted landscapers, contracted or volunteer wildland firefighters, and contracted construction workers.

Vaccination requirements remain unchanged for all other categories of workers and volunteers.

The updated order is effective May 20, 2022.