COVID-19 Updates
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Thurston County is seeking public input on which sectors should be allocated with $10 million worth of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, meant to be used for public health and economic … more
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has announced updated guidance around COVID-19 at-home testing, including changes to how self-testing results should be reported and additional … more
Olympia-based businesses received almost 60% of the $7 million of Thurston Strong's COVID-related grants for businesses and workforce, according to Olympia Economic Development Director Mike Reid, … more
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services (TCPHSS) recognized volunteers for the county’s vaccination drive in a ceremony last Monday, June 7. Partnering with United Way of Thurston … more
Olympia Schools District Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations Jennifer Priddy reported that student enrollment has not returned to pre-pandemic levels of 9,678 in School Year (SY) … 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 City Council member Dontae Payne said the hazard pay ordinance, which requires large grocery stores in the city to pay workers an additional $4 an hour, is still in effect. Payne responded … more
Olympia’s city council unanimously voted to continue declaring a state of a public health emergency relating to homelessness and COVID-19. Leonard Bauer, Community Planning and Development … 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
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
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
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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