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News Release
Stay Home and Stay Health Order's Impact on Yakima School District Operations - 03/23/20

Monday, March 23, 2020, 8:45pm. For immediate release.

As a result of Governor’s Inslee’s “Stay Home and Stay Healthy” order tonight which he said is enforceable by law, the Yakima School District will embrace the following changes to our operations:

  • Our grounds will be closed for a minimum of two weeks to support the ”Stay Home and Stay Healthy” order. This will include tracks, school playgrounds, open green spaces, etc. 
  • Our food distribution service is open with normal operations at 12 sites Tuesday 3/24– Thursday 3/26 (1 lunch and 1 breakfast will be distributed on each of these days) but we will switch to a bulk food distribution starting on Friday, 3/27. On Friday, 3/27, five lunches and five breakfasts will be available for pick up. Plan to bring boxes, wagons, backpacks and other means to carry this amount of food home, if necessary. Please go online to http://www.YakimaSchools.org/COVID-19 for more details, menus, and food handling instructions for bulk distributions.
  • Childcare for first responders and health care providers will continue as planned with a start date of Monday, March 30th.  Families must register in advance; drop-ins will not be allowed. Please encourage interested families to go online to http://www.YakimaSchools.org/COVID-19 and click on Childcare to register.
  • To contact us, please use our “Let’s Talk” platform located on all school and district websites.

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