COVID-19
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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
Intercity Transit announced today that it has added service to Routes 62A and 62B to better serve passengers traveling along the Martin Way corridor. The additional bus service increases trip … more
Dear Thurston County Superintendents and Heads of Schools, I am writing to inform you of new data and guidance regarding the safety of in-person learning opportunities in the school setting. In … more
Fewer new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Washington during the past few weeks but that improvement is not enough to encourage Gov. Jay Inslee to lift restrictions on social gatherings … more
At least two local healthcare organizations are in the process of vaccinating front-line workers this week. Providence Health and Services has already administered COVID-19 vaccinations to some … more
Christmas and the holiday season typically see an increase in activity at the Thurston County Food Bank, as volunteers help to distribute boxes of traditional holiday food to people in need. As with … more
OLYMPIA – On Wednesday, Governor Inslee announced new school metrics and recommendations for public and private K-12 schools. Currently, Thurston County is at a 237.9 rate per 100,000 of newly … more
Heather Frey filed for unemployment in March, when the pandemic disrupted her business selling used books online.  Nine months later, the Seattle resident was still waiting on her first … more
A new courtroom, one built with COVID-19 safety measures in mind, hosted its first trial this week, thanks to a whirlwind of work from contractors and in the midst of a growing backlog of … more
The Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County is part of a new pilot program providing resources and support to renters at-risk for eviction, and landlords experiencing financial hardship, as a … more
Hello Thurston County! As you’ve seen in local and national news, this past week has brought a lot ofchanges. Some of the most important developments are the COVID-19 vaccine, the contact … more
Gov. Jay Inslee today announced additional economic supports for workers and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Inslee also announced a three-week extension of the state’s current … more
OLYMPIA  – The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) continues to make progress with our COVID-19 vaccine distribution planning efforts. Timeline: Vaccine Authorizations and … more
Hello Thurston County, I can’t believe it’s already December! As winter really begins to set in, this week I want to take a moment to address mental health. When I was caring for … more
Over the past nine months, I have written about some of the parallels between the 1918-20 influenza pandemic and today’s coronavirus outbreak: opposition to masks, premature elimination of … more
That medical experts have warned of a winter surge of the coronavirus since the early days of the now year-old pandemic doesn’t make the lived reality of it any less sobering. Cases … more
Ups and downs of reported COVID-19 cases in Thurston County has largely determined whether students would learn in classrooms or remotely, using home internet or WiFi connections to access … more
Letter to the Community: November 25, 2020 Hello Thurston County, and Happy Thanksgiving! This year is going to be a little different for all of us as we use remote technologies or remain socially … more
Washington's Quitline is marking its 20th Anniversary and announcing modernized services that meet ongoing and emergent needs, from helping adults quit smoking – a risk factor for severe … more
Hello Thurston County! Thanksgiving is a national holiday typically celebrated with friends and family around a dinner table to express gratitude for the blessings of the previous year. As … more
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