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Thurston County is rounding out another COVID-19 milestone. Soon, perhaps by the end of the weekend, roughly one in every four Thurston County residents will have received at least one dose of … more
Millions more Washingtonians are set to become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine at the end of the month as Gov. Jay Inslee announced a new tier of state residents who will become eligible for doses … more
Two cases of a possibly more infectious COVID-19 variant were reportedly found in Thurston County.  According to a Tuesday news release from Thurston County, Washington state Department of Health … more
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services on Monday reported two new deaths caused by COVID-19, bringing the death toll up to 75.  Two women -- one in her 60s and the other in her 70s -- … more
Hundreds of local educators and residents received the one-shot Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine Saturday at a pop-up, drive-through clinic hosted at Yelm High School. About 430 … more
Tryouts and practice for spring prep sports started this week with competition set to begin next week. The six-week season, shortened due to COVID-19, will start on March 22. For the Yelm Tornados, … more
Following Gov. Jay Inslee’s announcement Thursday that all counties would be in Phase 3 of his reopening plan starting March 22, House Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox responded by saying that while the … more
K-12 students across Washington state will have some sort of in-person schooling by the middle of next month as Gov. Jay Inslee made an emergency proclamation calling for on-site instruction to be … more
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services reported 124 cases of COVID-19 the week of March 8-14, marking a slight decrease from the week before. A woman in her 80s was the only death … more
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services on Wednesday reported 16 new diagnoses of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases reported since the start of the pandemic up to 7,532.  The … more
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services on Thursday reported one new death and a dozen new cases of COVID-19, the respiratory infection caused by novel coronavirus, bringing the total … more
Washington state will have another easing of COVID-19 restrictions in fewer than two weeks as Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday the whole state will be moving into Phase 3 of the “Healthy … more
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services on Wednesday reported 16 new diagnoses of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases reported since the start of the pandemic up to 7,407.  No … more
Friday, March 13, 2020. That was the last day students at Yelm High School had a normal day of in-person instruction. So much was still unknown in those early days of the pandemic: How bad was this … more
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services announced Monday that three large-scale vaccination clinics will be held this weekend at South Puget Sound Community College. According to social … more
Essential frontline workers, such as grocery store employees, will begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines later this month, Gov. Jay Inslee announced March 4. Others set to be vaccinated starting March … more
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services announced Monday that three large-scale vaccination clinics would be held this weekend at South Puget Sound Community College.  According to … more
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services on Thursday reported one new death caused by COVID-19 as well as 14 new diagnoses of the respiratory infection, which now total 7,312.  The 71st … more
In her first town hall as a member of Congress, 10th Congressional District Rep. Marilyn Strickland on Wednesday, Feb. 24, focused discussion on the economic and health recovery from the ongoing … more
All eight regions defined under Washington state’s plan for reopening businesses and activities shuttered in response to the COVID-19 pandemic can rest easy that they won’t see themselves revert … more
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