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Thurston County has transferred its Thurston County Rent Assistance operation to analytic company LiveStories after suspending the program 36 days ago. “We know this has been incredibly … more
During the 2022 Washington State Legislature, lawmakers debated Senate Bill 5909, which concerned oversight of the gubernatorial powers for emergency proclamations such as the COVID-19 emergency. The … more
The Lacey City Council will now go back to in-person meetings as the government continues to ease COVID-19 restrictions. As announced on the city’s website, community members can now … more
Face masks will no longer be required in some indoor settings beginning this Saturday, March 12. The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) announced that face masks would not be required … more
Mask requirements are coming to an end in Washington state on Saturday, more than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic.But the transition could be stressful for some. Dr. Trenton James - a … more
Providence Southwest hospitals are now allowing limited in-person visits starting tomorrow, Feb 24, 8 a.m. In a statement released by Providence Southwest Washington, the decrease in COVID-19 … more
Hello Thurston County! Finally, we are seeing COVID-19 cases fall after the Omicron surge, however, our COVID-19 transmission rates still remain high. I wanted to share with you some of the recent … more
“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
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