Public Health Advisory: Stay Home, Stay Safe & Help Mitigate Community Spread!

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August 20, 2021 – Public health officials and local healthcare leaders are begging Chelan and Douglas county residents to help slow community spread of COVID-19 and its variants.

Our healthcare system is overwhelmed and can no longer assure access to all needed care. Occupancy at Central Washington Hospital has reached an all-time high. The latest facts and figures impacting our local healthcare structure include:

  • 34 hospitalized patients due to COVID-19
  • 5 in ICU and 14 in critical condition
  • 32 are NOT FULLY vaccinated
  • All non-emergent surgeries requiring an inpatient hospital bed are delayed
  • Those seeking emergent healthcare services should not delay. 24/7 emergency departments are located at both Central Washington and Wenatchee Valley Hospital.


Our local healthcare community needs the cooperation and contribution from its residents. Please:

  • STAY HOME, STAY SAFE!
  • WEAR MASKS INDOORS WHEN OUTSIDE YOUR HOME
  • AVOID LARGE EVENTS AND GATHERINGS
  • GET THE COVID-19 VACCINE - VACCINATION IS THE BEST DEFENSE

The COVID-19 pandemic has tragically affected our communities in various ways. Please, support our COVID-19 responders as they take care of our community by following public health recommendations. Help us help you and your loved ones.

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Malcolm Butler MD, Health Officer for Chelan-Douglas Health District

Download a PDF of the Health Advisory.

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