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The Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) season is here in our state and community and is already peaking two months early.    Since the middle of November, we’ve seen a steady … more
The Thurston County Public Health Department has investigated 125 confirmed and probable cases of various communicable diseases in the past month, reported a county official. Thurston County … more
Hello Thurston County! Our COVID-19 transmission rates continue to rise and we are seeing an increased number of COVID-19 outbreaks in Thurston County. Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control … more
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has completed the annual water quality evaluation of the state’s commercial shellfish growing areas. Unfortunately, high fecal … 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
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
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
Drug overdose remains a major issue within the state, which is why Tumwater recently declared August 31 as “Overdose Awareness Day” to help address the public health issue and remove the … more
U.S. News & World Report named Providence St. Peter Hospital as the 3rd best hospital in the state of Washington, and the top health facility in the region for the year 2021-22. The rankings … more
OLYMPIA – Thurston County Public Health and Social Services (PHSS) is partnering with local organizations to host community COVID-19 vaccination clinics on Saturday for any member of the public … more
What would have been unimaginable six weeks ago is actual news this week:  An abundance of COVID-19 vaccines are available -- and will expire if not given to people in the next few … more
Racism in Thurston County was declared a crisis today, following a unanimous vote from the Board of County Commissioners. The vote came following many months of heightened activity among activists … 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
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 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
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
A diminished version of the annual Veterans Stand Down will take place this Friday, November 20, 7:00 am to Noon at the National Guard Armory in downtown Olympia Stand Downs are typically one to … more
As the community spread of COVID-19 increases in Thurston and surrounding counties, the Providence/Thurston County COVID-19 drive through testing site, located at Providence Medical Group Hawks … more
    Hello Thurston County! This week I have a brief update about schools and then I will answer some more of your questions. I always look forward to reading all of your questions and … more
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