September 16, 2020

Chelan County, WA – After reviewing the forecasted air quality and weather data, the decision was made to continue with our plans to offer testing sites in Plain, WA tomorrow, Thursday 9/17/2020 and Friday 9/18/2020.

Testing will be held at Station 93, 19015 Beaver Valley Road, Leavenworth, WA 98926 (in Plain, WA) from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Air quality levels are projected to drop to unhealthy for sensitive groups levels (101-150) or lower which means that sensitive groups including people with asthma, respiratory infection, diabetes, lung or heart disease, those who have had a stroke, infants, children, those older than 65, and pregnant women should limit time spent outdoors.

KN-95 masks will be available at the testing site for people in sensitive groups.


Full Press Release:
2020-50 CDHD Testing Site Update 9-16-2020 – English & Spanish

Chelan-Douglas Health District Board of Health Addresses Safe Reopening

Board Clarifies role of the Health District

May 28, 2020

East Wenatchee, WA – The Chelan-Douglas Health District Board of Health passed Resolution 2020-004 on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, calling for the gradual reopening of local businesses and organizations in a way that avoids unnecessary health risks. The board emphasized that the Health District’s priority is to work in partnership with businesses, organizations and families to implement effective COVID-19 safety measures as reopening proceeds.

COVID-19 Resources:
Chelan-Douglas Health District
Chelan-Douglas Emergency Operation Center
Washington State Department of Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Press Release PDF – English
Press Release PDF – Spanish

Chelan County Resolution No. 2020-48


Whereas, on March 17, 2020, Chelan County adopted and enacted Resolution 2020-32 declaring an emergency in order to respond to the COVID-19 virus pandemic emergency, and

Whereas, Resolution 2020-32 listed findings and conclusions supporting the emergency declaration and the county’s response thereto, including reliance on Governor Inslee’s COVID-19 proclamations and the activation of the county’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, and

Whereas, since Resolution 2020-32 was adopted and enacted, Governor lnslee has issued further proclamations related to the COVID-19 emergency including Proclamations 20-25 and 20-25. l which direct Washingtonians to stay at home, and

Whereas, Governor Inslee extended the Stay Home, Stay Health Proclamation to May 4, 2020, in Proclamation 20-25.1, and

Whereas, Governor Inslee announced on May I, 2020, that he would again extend the Stay Home, Stay Health Proclamation to May 31, 2020, and implement four phases of easing restrictions enacted in previous proclamations beginning May 4, 2020, and

Whereas, the number of infected persons and fatalities caused by COVID-19 continues to increase statewide and in Chelan County, and

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the Chelan County Board of Commissioners hereby orders as follows:

  1. The foregoing recitals are incorporated herein as findings, conclusions, and orders.
  2. Previously enacted Resolutions 2020-32 and 2020-39 and the Governor’s proclamations, including but not limited to 20-25 and 20-25. l, enacting the Stay Home, Stay Healthy declaration through May 4, 2020, are incorporated herein.
  3. There continues to be an emergency which necessitates the continued activation of the Chelan County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, activation of the Chelan County Emergency Operations Center, and utilization of emergency powers granted by statute.
  4. Previously enacted Resolution 2020-32 and the orders contained therein is extended to midnight on June l, 2020, unless extended further at a later date by this board. Resolution 2020-39 is not extended and shall expire.
  5. The Governor’s orders, proclamations, and plans related to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency including but not limited to those announced, adopted, and enacted May 1, 2020, and May 4, 2020, extending the statewide declaration of an emergency on May 31, 2020, are incorporated herein.
  6. Nothing herein is intended to be inconsistent with the Governor’s orders, proclamations, and plans related to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency including but not limited to those announced, adopted, and enacted May I, 2020, and May 4, 2020.
  7. This resolution shall become effective immediately.

Dated at Wenatchee, Washington, this 4th day of May, 2020.

Chelan County Resolution No. 2020-46

Resinding Resolution 2020-42 Re: Pre-Existing Home Sales Agreements to Proceed During the Stay Home Stay Healthy Proclamation

WHEREAS, Chelan County adopted Resolution 2020-42 to provide guidance to the local construction community with regard to pending construction projects, and

WHEREAS, Chelan County intended this action to follow the Governor’s Proclamation 20-25, and

WHEREAS, the county communicated its intentions to the Governor’s office in advance of the adoption of Resolution 2020-42 however the Governor’s office had no response at that time, and

WHEREAS, the county has received notice from the Governor’s office today indicating that the Governor’s office considers Resolution 2020-42 to conflict with the Governor’s proclamations and guidance memoranda regarding Stay Home Stay Healthy and also construction activity.

NOW, therefore, be it hereby resolved and enacted that

Resolution 2020-42 is hereby fully rescinded and revoked effective immediately.

The public is referred to the Governor’s proclamations, appendices, and guidance memoranda as authority for what activities are allowed to be conducted at this time during the COVID 19 pandemic emergency.

Dated at Wenatchee, Washington, this 21st day of April, 2020.

Chelan County Resolution No. 2020-46 PDF