COVID-19 Updates
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Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has announced the start of a community testing initiative in collaboration with Local Health Jurisdictions (LHJs) and Tribal Nations. The initiative … more
With around 20,000 people dying of covid in the United States since the start of October, and tens of thousands more abroad, the covid pandemic clearly isn’t over. However, the crisis response … more
In a continuing effort to make COVID-19 testing easily accessible, the Department of Health & Human Services Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response, in collaboration with the … more
We are well into autumn in the PNW! The trees’ beautiful fall colors are at their peak and it is that time again for immunizations against winter viruses (influenza, COVID- and now maybe RSV). … more
Last year’s “triple-demic” marked the beginning of what may be a new normal: a confluence of respiratory infections — RSV, influenza, and COVID-19 — will surge as the … more
Intercity Transit will no longer require its employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19. The agency’s board of directors adopted a resolution on Wednesday, May 17, repealing Resolution … 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
Providence Swedish hospitals in the South Puget Sound area no longer have staff at their entrances to screen hospital-goers for COVID-19. In a media statement released on October 20, Providence … more
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
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