COVID-19
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“Unwavering, Staggering” Military Spouse Unemployment Could Change After Pandemicby Julie Zack, The War Horse January 20, 2022 Shugart Lafleur’s spouse came home with an announcement: We’re … more
Many sites in Thurston County continue to offer free COVID-19 testing for anyone interested, as part of the federal government’s fight against the pandemic. Now a new federal program, free … more
Hello Thurston County! The omicron variant is spreading across the United States at a much more rapid pace than the delta variant, subsequently, causing an exponential rise in COVID-19 cases in … more
Letter to the Community: December 7, 2021 Hello Thurston County! I wanted to update you on the COVID-19 pandemic in Thurston County. Over the weekend a case of the omicron variant of the … more
At Aki Kurose Middle School, Roderick Patel’s son Ezra, 5, sat quietly on his dad’s lap, eyes fixed on an animation on a phone, as he bared an arm for his first shot of COVID-19 … more
During the Thurston County Board of Health Meeting on Tue., Oct. 12, Thurston County Health Officer Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek reported that COVID-19 cases have declined. “Cases are trending … more
In a presentation to the Tumwater City Council on Tue., Sept. 28, Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason and Thurston Counties (CAC) presented several housing options for people who are either … more
A new banner that reads “Nisqually ACTIVE COVID Quarantine Site” has frightened some anti-vaccination neighbors and generated calls and comments from as far away as New Mexico in recent … more
In a statement, Port of Olympia Commissioner Bill McGregor said, “I am opposed to be mandated to do something. It’s a freedom of choice issue,” in reaction to a proposed resolution … more
Washington state's largest union of public workers has reached an agreement with the state on Gov. Jay Inslee's vaccine mandate.The deal ensures access to and education about the shot on work … more
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services is reporting ten deaths due to COVID-19 in a 24-hour period from September 15 to 16 at Providence St. Peter Hospital (Providence) in Olympia, … more
With new reports of the COVID-19 variant, Port of Olympia Commissioners are planning to provide cash incentives for vaccinated employees. On Tue., Sept. 7, the Port held a special commission … more
MultiCare released a statement declaring its facilities are nearing maximum capacity as a result of the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases. The regional nonprofit healthcare system acquired what is now … more
As coronavirus cases continue to rise, Thurston County Health Officer Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek confirmed that the state had reached its fifth wave of COVID-19 transmission. In a PSA video released … more
Dear Thurston County Superintendents and Heads of Schools, I am writing to inform you about the COVID-19 guidance from the Washington State Department of Health for the 2021-2022 school year. The … more
In a 2-1 vote, the Thurston County Commissioners approved a mandatory requirement for all county workers to be vaccinated by Sep. 31, 2021 or submit a negative COVID-19 vaccination test every two … more
 Despite the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, and a backlog of unpaid rent, almost three-quarters of the COVID-19 Rental and Utilities Assistance Fund remains available. During … more
Letter to the Community: August 25, 2021 Hello Thurston County! We are seeing the highest transmission rates we have seen in Thurston County since the pandemic began. Our hospitals are … more
Several parents spoke out against the North Thurston Public School’s (NTPS) decision to implement its new social justice curriculum during the regular school board meeting on Tuesday, August … more
COVID has reared its ugly head once more with a vengeance. In Thurston County, the number of cases is growing daily. Hospitals are filling up again, masks are mandated and schooling is uncertain. … more
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