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OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Board of Health will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 13, at 5:00 p.m. to receive public testimony on a proposed ordinance prohibiting smoking and vaping … more
OLYMPIA - Garden-Raised Bounty (also known as “GRuB”) was one of four Washington state organizations to be awarded AARP’s Community Challenge Grant on August 20. This grant program … more
Hello Thurston County! I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend. I enjoyed the beautiful sunshine and warm weather.I look forward to reading the questions that come in each week from residents. From … more
OLYMPIA –– The Olympia City Council approved an agreement with the cities of Tumwater and Lacey late Tuesday that would dissolve the Health & Human Services Council and use the money designated for that council for a new Regional Housing Council. more
In last week’s letter, I asked the community to submit questions for me to answer. I have selected three questions to answer this week. more
OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Public Health and Social Services (PHSS) Department confirmed there is a toxic blue-green algae bloom in Lacey’s Long Lake, making it unsafe for swimmers and pets. The most recent sample detected microcystin algae toxin levels at 14 micrograms per liter of water—above the state standard of eight micrograms per liter for recreational water use. more
OLYMPIA – Yesterday, the Thurston County Board of Commissioners approved a contract with Community Action Council of Lewis Mason and Thurston Counties (CAC) to manage the Eviction Rent Assistance Program (ERAP) for Thurston County renters. more
OLYMPIA –– The state Supreme Court’s order to suspend all Superior Court jury trials in the state until at least July 6 has come and gone but — citing an abundance of caution in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic — local health and court officials continue to delay the commencement of jury trials. more
This week, the Thurston County Public Health and Social Services Department received many questions. In my letter this week, I am going to address some of the questions that have come in. more
OLYMPIA –– Olympia held its third town hall of a four-meeting series centered on racial justice on Thursday night, with panelists focused on the healthcare system and the inequities that people of color often experience within it. more
OLYMPIA –– The Olympia Board decided Monday night in a four-hour-long meeting to move to a fully remote fall semester. more
Hello Thurston County! Yesterday I made the difficult decision to recommend distance learning for both public and private K-12 schools. I made this decision in response to the rise in our case counts over the past month, with more than one hundred people a week becoming infected with COVID-19 over the past two weeks. more
Hello Thurston County! We are definitely seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases in Thurston County. The most common ways people are becoming infected is through travel, social gatherings, and from other people within their household. Now is the time to be physically distant, but socially connected. more
We are in the middle of an unprecedented challenge and we are lucky to have a community around us for support. If you are struggling, there is help. You can find resources for mental health and coping on our website. more
TUMWATER –– In response to local and national concern over police and use of force, the Tumwater Public Health & Safety Commission met with the local police department to discuss the ramifications of police use of force and its complexities. more
Hello Thurston County! I am excited to be your new Health Officer. more
THURSTON COUNTY –– The county’s acting public health officer, Dr. Diana Yu, stepped down from her role yesterday to resume retirement, beginning the transition to a new role for the county’s newest public health officer, Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek. more
THURSTON COUNTY –– County Public Health Director Schelli Slaughter and business figures from the community gathered in a virtual meeting Thursday to discuss the resources available to local businesses responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, and resources available to local businesses if the pandemic continues to worsen in the greater Olympia metro area. more
THURSTON COUNTY –– Thurston County got the green light from the Washington Secretary of Health on Tuesday to move into Phase 3 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Safe Start” plan. more
THURSTON COUNTY –– The Thurston County Board of Commissioners met Wednesday morning to approve a request to the state to allow Thurston County to move forward into phase three of Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Safe Start” plan. more