COVID-19
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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
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
Healthcare providers at MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care clinics are planning to strike on Mon. and Tue., Nov. 23-24 if MultiCare doesn’t come to an agreement over working conditions by then, … 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! Last week I made the difficult decision to recommend remote learning for our K-12 students in Thurston County until January 2021 with the exception of cohorts of six students, … more
Hello Thurston County! This week I received several questions about how to do everyday activities safely during the pandemic. I depend on public transit. How can I use public transportation … more
OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Board of Commissioners postponed the 2021 application process for those seeking Lodging Tax (LTAC) funding for projects occurring in incorporated Thurston County … more
 Thurston County is hiring temporary contact tracers to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as several other positions in Public Health, including epidemiologists, a data analyst and a … more
In 2018, Lisa Gillotti started a nonprofit organization, Build A Bus Home, with the goal of recycling old school buses for homeless people to live in. But in April 2019, she decided to focus on … more
Hello Thurston County! We, like many other counties in Western Washington, are experiencing a fall surge in COVID-19 cases. As a county, we are currently … more
Hello Thurston County! This week we have continued to see our cases spike. While some of our cases are due to outbreaks in long-term care facilities, many people are contracting COVID-19 from … more
OLYMPIA – With the increase of COVID-19 in the last few weeks, the Thurston County Auditor’s Office advises voters to take steps to vote safely and prevent the spread of the … more
Hello Thurston County! Thank you for the very thoughtful questions you have been submitting, keep them coming! Yesterday in response to rising transmission rates in our community, I made the … more
Catching a movie on the big screen locally has been made all the more difficult after Regal Cinema, the theater chain that includes Lacey’s Regal Martin Village, announced they’re … more
The city of Lacey and the North Thurston school board will hold a joint meeting on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7 pm.   The agenda includes a discussion of upcoming capital projects, road and … more
OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Board of Commissioners have been working with Thurston Strong (thurstonstrong.org), a local economic recovery task force, administered by the Thurston County … more
COVID-19 in Washington state has left an already at-risk group considerably vulnerable. While Senior Services for South Sound has felt the impact of COVID-19 from a business perspective, its staff is … more
The Olympia City Council is prepared to approve an ordinance that would provide protections to renters facing eviction due to COVID-19-related complications.   The ordinance, an addition … more
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