State Fair Park Community COVID Test Site Shutting Down, New Community COVID Test Site Opening at YVC

As COVID cases continue to surge, Yakima needs a community testing site now more than ever. Thanks to a partnership between the University of Washington, Yakima Valley Memorial, Signal Health and Yakima Valley College, our city will get a new COVID testing site August 30. “We are pleased to do whatever we can to keep our community safe,” says YVC President Linda Kaminski.

The current community testing site at State Fair Park will be phased out August 27. COVID testing will no longer be offered there after that date.

The YVC site will be a walk-up clinic, where you park and walk up to the test site, located at 810 S. 14th Ave., in a parking lot on the north side of the college. For those unable to leave their vehicles, there will be ADA  parking signs in the “patient parking” lot with the phone number to the test trailer.  When called, volunteers will come out to cars to do the test. COVID testing will be available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We strongly encourage appointments, but can accommodate walk-ins. Preregister for an appointment. The test is free of charge and open to everyone, with or without identification. We do not check immigration status, ever. If you do not have ID or do not wish to provide it, we will still test you.

Spanish-speaking staff will be available for translation.

For additional testing sites, please go to: (in Spanish, it is Individuals can also call 2-1-1 for a testing location near them.

The news release was originally posted by Yakima Valley Memorial.

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Bridget Turrell
Memorial Communications