COVID-19
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OLYMPIA –– The Olympia Board decided Monday night in a four-hour-long meeting to move to a fully remote fall semester. more
Hello Thurston County! Yesterday I made the difficult decision to recommend distance learning for both public and private K-12 schools. I made this decision in response to the rise in our case counts over the past month, with more than one hundred people a week becoming infected with COVID-19 over the past two weeks. more
OLYMPIA –– The Olympia School Board, the governing body of the Olympia School District, is meeting Monday, Aug. 3 to discuss the district’s fall reopening plan. more
OLYMPIA –– I have only lived in Olympia for a few months. Most of that time has been during social distancing, face masks and hand washing in the COVID era. more
LACEY –– The Lacey City Council approved the use of the remaining $408,100 in CARES Act funding to be divided equally between Economic Recovery and Social Services on Thursday night. more
Like scenes from the television news, this morning I drove my car into two different lines, windows rolled up in the 80 degree heat, and waited for COVID-19 tests.  One for me, one for a family … more
TUMWATER –– Issues over how the COVID-19 pandemic affects the city’s utility billing and keeping up the Tumwater Valley Golf Course came up during a discussion at the Tumwater Budget & Finance Committee. more
We are in the middle of an unprecedented challenge and we are lucky to have a community around us for support. If you are struggling, there is help. You can find resources for mental health and coping on our website. more
OLYMPIA - The Olympia City Council voted Tuesday night to distribute $1 million of economic development reserves to support community economic recovery efforts in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. more
THURSTON COUNTY –– The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is taking an educational approach to Gov. Jay Inslee’s Thursday mandatory mask order, saying they’re working with people in the community rather than taking a heavy-handed approach to enforcement. more
THURSTON COUNTY –– The county’s acting public health officer, Dr. Diana Yu, stepped down from her role yesterday to resume retirement, beginning the transition to a new role for the county’s newest public health officer, Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek. more
THURSTON COUNTY –– County Public Health Director Schelli Slaughter and business figures from the community gathered in a virtual meeting Thursday to discuss the resources available to local businesses responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, and resources available to local businesses if the pandemic continues to worsen in the greater Olympia metro area. more
LACEY –– Some of the City of Lacey’s government buildings and offices will start reopening today under modified hours now that Thurston County is moving into “Safe Start” Phase 3. more
THURSTON COUNTY –– As parks in the greater Olympia area start to open up under “Safe Start” Phase 3, government officials are starting to spread the word about what to do to stay safe while enjoying local parks. more
LACEY –– Lacey officials decided Thursday to extend the city’s state of emergency over COVID-19 to the end of the year. more
OLYMPIA ––The Olympia School District (OSD) released the beginning of a Fall 2020 reopening plan this week, which reflects several efforts to remain flexible as the expected second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic plays out in the coming months. more
THURSTON COUNTY –– Thurston County got the green light from the Washington Secretary of Health on Tuesday to move into Phase 3 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Safe Start” plan. more
With death and infection counts seeming to steadily increase, Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health John Wiesman today announced a statewide mandatory face covering order effective Friday, June 26. … more
This is not a political stand. This is an act of kindness Kindness toward those we love And those we will never meet again. Kindness upon all sharing passage across This strange, dark … more
LACEY –– In the midst of an economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Lacey’s financial officials are set to talk about the city’s first quarter finances on June 23 at 8: 30 a.m. more
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