COVID-19 Updates
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During the Thurston County Board of Health Meeting on Tue., Oct. 12, Thurston County Health Officer Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek reported that COVID-19 cases have declined. “Cases are trending … more
Washington state's largest union of public workers has reached an agreement with the state on Gov. Jay Inslee's vaccine mandate.The deal ensures access to and education about the shot on work … more
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services is reporting ten deaths due to COVID-19 in a 24-hour period from September 15 to 16 at Providence St. Peter Hospital (Providence) in Olympia, … more
MultiCare released a statement declaring its facilities are nearing maximum capacity as a result of the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases. The regional nonprofit healthcare system acquired what is now … more
As coronavirus cases continue to rise, Thurston County Health Officer Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek confirmed that the state had reached its fifth wave of COVID-19 transmission. In a PSA video released … more
Dear Thurston County Superintendents and Heads of Schools, I am writing to inform you about the COVID-19 guidance from the Washington State Department of Health for the 2021-2022 school year. The … more
In a 2-1 vote, the Thurston County Commissioners approved a mandatory requirement for all county workers to be vaccinated by Sep. 31, 2021 or submit a negative COVID-19 vaccination test every two … more
Letter to the Community: August 25, 2021 Hello Thurston County! We are seeing the highest transmission rates we have seen in Thurston County since the pandemic began. Our hospitals are … more
Hello Thurston County! I hope you are finding ways to stay cool in this hot weather we are having this week. On August 12, 2021, I issued a masking directive for Thurston County and joined … more
With Thurston County seeing near-record numbers of new COVID-19 cases, County Health Officer Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek signed a joint statement today along with Health Officers from all 35 local health … more
South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) today announced that it will become a fully vaccinated COVID-19 campus for the start of Fall Quarter 2021. The decision to become a vaccinated campus is … more
Hello Thurston County.  I really enjoy receiving questions from the community each week. In this week’s letter, I will address many questions on a variety of COVID topics you have sent … more
Crosscut answers your questions about what life without COVID restrictions may look like: Updated with more information about masks for the unvaccinated and answers to other reader … more
Hello Thurston County! We are continuing to see our community COVID-19 transmission rates gradually decline. Today our transmission rates are 102.1 cases per 100K over 14 days per the Risk … more
Hello Thurston County! I am excited for the beginning of summer. This week I wanted to answer some of the questions I have received from the community. Why is there a discrepancy between the … more
Hello Thurston County! I want to update you on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in Thurston County. There has been a lot of new guidance recently regarding masking after vaccination. Masking is … more
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services (PHSS) is temporarily moving the large-scale drive through vaccination clinics scheduled for May 12-16 from South Puget Sound Community College … more
Dear Superintendents and Heads of School, Thurston County is experiencing higher levels of COVID-19 transmission in our county. This is reflected in the following metrics: Thurston … more
The number of people vaccinated in Thurston County continues to steadily climb. As of today, Thurston County health officials say, 30.44 percent of county residents have received at least one dose … more
All Washington adults who want a COVID-19 vaccine will be able to get in line on April 15, two weeks before President Joe Biden’s deadline for states to make vaccines available to … more
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