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Thurston County Public Health and Social Services on Tuesday afternoon reported 62 new diagnoses of COVID-19, bringing the net total diagnoses made since the start of the pandemic to … more
Gov. Jay Inslee is warning of “a more powerful and dangerous threat” in the ongoing pandemic that he called “COVID 2.0” while urging more vaccinations in an effort to stop an increase in … more
Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law an automatic right for tenants to have an attorney, though it came with a catch — Inslee sent back two parts of the bill regarding landlord rental assistance.In a … more
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services reported new COVID-19 infections in Thurston County decreased to 230 during the week of April 19-25 bringing the running total for infections … more
With COVID-19 activity rising across the state, Gov. Jay Inslee and health care leaders are urging those who haven’t received a vaccine for the disease to get their shots as Washington sees a … more
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services reported new COVID-19 infections in Thurston County spiked to 277 during the week of April 12-18, bringing the running total for infections … more
Jim Slopak, owner of Jim Bob’s Chuck Wagon restaurant in Mckenna, said he’s frustrated.“It’s just getting out of hand,” Slopak said.He’s referring to Gov. Jay Inslee’s April 12 … more
Gov. Jay Inslee has made a new call to action in the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, asking for Washington residents to “take it outside” as much as possible as more pleasant weather … more
Pierce County is one of three in the state that did not meet metrics to sustain a “Phase 3” designation in the state’s reopening plan, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Monday, April 12.Pierce, along … more
A drive-through vaccination clinic set for this weekend at Yelm High School has been canceled following the nation’s hold on one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Hundreds were due to receive … more
Relaxed eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine this week is expected to bring with it a squeeze for appointments and large-scale clinics, the county says. An estimated 136,000 Thurston County … more
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services reported 153 new diagnoses of COVID-19, during the week of April 5-11, bringing the total to 8,102 cases. No additional deaths were reported. As of … more
The 62nd Airlift Wing’s quick action enabled a COVID-19 patient to be airlifted from Joint Base Lewis-McChord to San Antonio Military Medical Center in Texas on March 31.The individual was a … more
March 11, 2020.The Thurston County health department reports the county’s first case of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.At the time, we all saw it coming — … more
Last week’s caseload of new COVID-19 diagnoses remained largely consistent with the week prior, with Thurston County Public Health and Social Services reporting 166 cases the week of March 29-April … more
The number of those living in Washington state able to receive doses of available COVID-19 vaccines will reach an almost-universal proportion as Gov. Jay Inslee announced that all those over 16 years … more
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services the week of March 22-28 reported 167 new cases of COVID-19, marking the largest caseload reported since late February. As of Tuesday morning’s … more
State Republican leaders Rep. J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, and Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia, on Thursday urged Gov. Jay Inslee to endorse 3-foot spacing in the state’s classrooms as a replacement to the … more
Unemployment in Thurston County fell to 6 percent in January, according to a monthly report published last week by the state Employment Security Department (ESD).It marks a slight decrease from the … more
The Rainier School District was one of the first in Thurston County to bring students back to hybrid learning about a month ago after they got the OK from the county public health officer. If you … more
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