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BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS <br />COUNTY OF KITTITAS <br />STATE OF WASHINGTON <br /> <br />RESOLUTION <br />NO. 2021-_______ <br /> <br />RESOLUTION TO RESCIND THE KITTITAS COUNTY COVID-19 DECLARATION <br />OF EMERGENCY <br /> <br />WHEREAS, On March 6, 2020 Kittitas County declared an emergency due to COVID-19. On <br />that date, activation of the emergency plans and utilization of emergency powers <br />granted pursuant to RCW 38.52 and 36.40.180 for the relief of a stricken <br />community overtaken by a calamity, and RCW 36.32.270 and RCW 39.04.280, <br />which allow for competitive bids to be waived in the event of the emergency, and <br />Kittitas County Code was implemented; and <br />WHEREAS, Kittitas County recognizes the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on <br />our county and distinguishes the difference between the necessary emergency <br />response in 2020 with the current established response, which no longer requires <br />an emergency declaration to access additional resources and expedite government <br />processes; and <br />WHEREAS, Kittitas County has established formal processes and agreements for prevention <br />efforts, outreach methods, data collection, planning and assessment of the COVID- <br />19 pandemic; and <br />WHEREAS, large scale endeavors such as mass vaccination sites are being demobilized. Local <br />providers will continue offering vaccines; and <br />WHEREAS, Kittitas County is no longer at risk of overwhelming local response capabilities due <br />to increased personnel and systems in place to respond to COVID-19 including <br />access to vaccinations; and <br />WHEREAS, this was all accomplished because of our “all hands-on deck” response from our <br />community. With the support and collaboration of our community partners, <br />agencies and volunteers who have responded to and provided necessary services <br />and support to mitigate the impact of this deadly disease. Kittitas County <br />recognizes: <br /> 509 Cleaning, Apoyo, Basalt, Bi-Mart Ellensburg, Brosky’s, Café C5, Campus U- <br />Totem, Cascade Mountain Grilling, Central Washington University, Chamber of <br />Commerce, City of Ellensburg, Cle Elum Coffee, Cle Elum Eagles, Community <br />Health of Central Washington, Comprehensive Healthcare, Cottage Café, D & M <br />Coffee, Daily Bread, Daily Record, Dakota Café, Dirk’s Pizza, Dominos Pizza <br />Ellensburg, Eagles FOE 649, Ellensburg Pasta Company, Ellensburg Farmers <br />Market, F.I.S.H., Fastenal, Fidelina’s, Fiesta En Jalisco, Fred Meyer Ellensburg, <br />Grocery Outlet Ellensburg, Hearthstone, Heritage Distillery, HopeSource, <br />Howard’s Medical Supply, IHOP Ellensburg, Jennika’s Coffee House, Jerrol’s, <br />Jimmy Johns, Keg Cellar, Kittitas County Governmental Offices and Departments,