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YAKIMA — The Yakima Health District announced a new drive-thru COVID-19 free testing clinic by appointment only for high-risk county residents with COVID-19 symptoms working in healthcare, public safety or critical infrastructure on Sunday, April 4.

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SUNNYSIDE — It was with a heavy heart that the organizers and city leaders were compelled to announce the cancelation of the city’s largest and the state’s oldest Cinco de Mayo festival.

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SUNNYSIDE — To aid with the increased need for COVID-19 testing, four sites have been established in the lower valley over the past week.

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SUNNYSIDE — Trying to avert traffic congestion along South Ninth Street near the Sunnyside Food Bank on Friday, March 27, required some quick thinking by Food Bank Coordinator Cis Kennard and her bank volunteers.

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YAKIMA — In response to Governor Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy Proclamation, the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office has decided that enforcement of the proclamation will be educational, not punitive action.

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U.S. Marshall Gavin Duffy confirmed on Friday, March 27 around noon, the last inmate of six who initially eluded police, Fernando Gustavo Castaneda-Sandoval, 31, of Yakima held on a U.S. Marshall Hold, is in custody.

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SUNNYSIDE — Effective as of March 26, trash being delivered to the Terrace Heights Landfill, Cheyne Landfill, and the Lower Valley Transfer Station is restricted to essential waste from the general public.

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SUNNYSIDE —Being a caregiver at Grandview Community Living, Christina Reyes of Sunnyside knows all too well how much medical supplies are needed.

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TOPPENISH — Following the Yakima Health District’s late afternoon announcement on Thursday, March 26, about the second confirmed COVID-19 related death – the agency’s hotline received 13 phone calls from Agri Beef (AB) individuals asking if their place of employment was a point of exposure for the virus.

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SUNNYSIDE — Shortly before noon Wednesday, March 25, School District Communications Director Jessica Morgan confirmed there has been one Sierra Vista Middle School staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19.

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