COVID-19 Updates
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Thurston County has received 13,925 doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of today. County health officials have asked for patience as they expect it to take weeks to work through the approximately 70,000 … more
Hello Thurston County! This week I want to focus on the COVID-19 vaccines. There are two vaccines approved for use made by Pfizer and Moderna. They are both mRNA vaccines. mRNA is harmless and … more
Olympia School District’s board met via Zoom yesterday for a work session. This work session was specifically devoted to the hybrid expansion plan and pandemic education response updates. … more
January 21, 2021 Dear Thurston Superintendents and Heads of Schools, In my letter on January 15, 2021, I affirmed Thurston County is in alignment with the Washington State Department of … more
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for Limited appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis, by appointment only OLYMPIA – In response to Governor Inslee’s announcement on … more
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
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
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
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
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
With waiting times as long as three to four hours lately at the drive-through testing it operates at its Hawks Prairie clinic parking lot, Providence will direct some of its patients to get tested at … more
 Hello Thurston County! This has been a challenging week for our county as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic as we have seen our cases increase significantly. The question on everyone’s … more
Hello Thurston County! I have selected several questions to answer this week from the ones I have received. Thank you for all the very well thought out and important questions. I look forward to … more
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