COVID-19 Updates
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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
Hello Thurston County! Earlier today, I released a letter to Thurston County Superintendents and K-12 Educators with my recommendation for K-12 schools in our county to take a slow, careful, … more
    Hello Thurston County! This week I have a brief update about schools and then I will answer some more of your questions. I always look forward to reading all of your questions and … 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
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
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
LACEY –– The Lacey City Council approved the use of the remaining $408,100 in CARES Act funding to be divided equally between Economic Recovery and Social Services on Thursday night. more
THURSTON COUNTY –– The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is taking an educational approach to Gov. Jay Inslee’s Thursday mandatory mask order, saying they’re working with people in the community rather than taking a heavy-handed approach to enforcement. 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
LACEY –– Some of the City of Lacey’s government buildings and offices will start reopening today under modified hours now that Thurston County is moving into “Safe Start” Phase 3. more
LACEY –– Lacey officials decided Thursday to extend the city’s state of emergency over COVID-19 to the end of the year. more
OLYMPIA ––The Olympia School District (OSD) released the beginning of a Fall 2020 reopening plan this week, which reflects several efforts to remain flexible as the expected second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic plays out in the coming months. 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 Chamber of Commerce (TCCC) started hosting “ribbon tying” events at local stores this week in an effort to celebrate the beginning of re-opening businesses. more
OLYMPIA - Thu., May 21- Thurston County's Board of Health is set to meet Friday, May 22 at 8:30 a.m. about whether to apply to the state to move to Safe Start Phase 2 re-opening rules. This board … more