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For weeks, local health officials said they expected an increase in COVID vaccine supply, and those expectations became reality as Thurston County has seen both an increase in vaccine allocation and … more
Almost 900 people received their first dose of COVID vaccine Friday at a mass-vaccination event at the Thurston County Fairgrounds, and the next day, 1,100 people received the second dose at an event … more
Hello Thurston County! It’s so nice to see sunshine and warmer temperatures this week. I have been receiving a lot of questions from the community lately and want to dedicate this letter to … more
Access to the COVID-19 vaccine for the elderly, equitable distribution and a call for community partnerships were the themes of the day during a virtual vaccine question-and-answer session yesterday, … more
A total of 4.54 percent of Thurston County residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, said Public Health and Social Services Director Schelli Slaughter yesterday. In addition, 11.4 … more
A new COVID-19 testing site opened today in the Capital Mall parking lot, courtesy of Northwest Laboratory, a Bellingham-based medical lab. Jennifer Bull, CEO of Northwest Pathology, the parent … more
Hello Thurston County! I hope you all stayed warm and enjoyed the snow this last week! I want to use this week’s letter to give you an update on the best available guidance for wearing masks … more
As of Tuesday, 2.55 percent of Thurston County residents have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, said Schelli Slaughter, director of Thurston County Public Health and Social Services. … more
Dear Thurston County Superintendents and Heads of Schools, I am writing to inform you that Thurston County has crossed an important threshold in COVID-19 transmission rates. As of today, … more
Caseloads are mounting in Thurston County Superior Court, as the most recent postponement of criminal jury trials is set to end on March 1. The suspension came Jan. 14, after a letter from … more
Hello Thurston County! The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be dynamic in our county. Our community transmission rates have plateaued and today our COVID-19 case rate in Thurston County is 251.2 … more
Thurston County will enter Phase 2 of Washington’s Roadmap to Recovery plan starting Monday, after the state made adjustments to safety metrics and requirements. Now, rather than having to … more
January 29, 2021 Dear Thurston County Superintendents and Heads of Schools, Since I released my recommendation to open schools to in-person instruction in a cautious phased in approach to … more
Thurston County has received 13,925 doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of today. County health officials have asked for patience as they expect it to take weeks to work through the approximately 70,000 … more
Hello Thurston County! This week I want to focus on the COVID-19 vaccines. There are two vaccines approved for use made by Pfizer and Moderna. They are both mRNA vaccines. mRNA is harmless and … more
Olympia School District’s board met via Zoom yesterday for a work session. This work session was specifically devoted to the hybrid expansion plan and pandemic education response updates. … more
January 21, 2021 Dear Thurston Superintendents and Heads of Schools, In my letter on January 15, 2021, I affirmed Thurston County is in alignment with the Washington State Department of … more
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for Limited appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis, by appointment only OLYMPIA – In response to Governor Inslee’s announcement on … more
This afternoon, the Thurston County Board of Commissioners joined many other jurisdictions across the country in taking some time to memorialize those people. “I applaud our health … more
Thurston County Health Officer Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek sent a letter to the Thurston County Educational Community today. Her letter is shown below. Dear Thurston County Educational … more
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