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In the week before Thanksgiving, Providence Centralia and St. Peter hospitals were averaging about 30 COVID-19 patients between them. A few weeks later, the number of COVID-19 patients treated at … more
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services on Thursday reported 32 cases of COVID-19, the respiratory infection caused by novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of diagnoses made since … more
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services on Wednesday reported 69 new diagnoses of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases reported since the start of the pandemic up to 3,743 in the … more
The Washington State Hospitality Association is urging Gov. Jay Inslee to reconsider a four-week extension of a statewide mandate that restricts indoor service at bars and restaurants, fearing it … more
Yelmites and surrounding residents can now get tested for COVID-19 locally. The City of Yelm on Friday, Dec. 4, announced that Thurston County would be offering free testing every other Monday at … more
Despite challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, students attending secondary school in Rainier and Yelm have largely been keeping up with attendance and performing on par when compared with … more
Hello Thurston County. I can’t believe it’s already December! As winter really begins to set in, this week I want to take a moment to address mental health. When I was caring for patients in the … more
Gov. Jay Inslee announced a three-week extension of the most recent round of COVID-19 restrictions on businesses on Tuesday, Dec. 8, citing the “alarming” trajectory of positive coronavirus tests … more
Thurston County broke its one-day high of new COVID-19 cases on Monday, Dec. 7, with Public Health and Social Servicing reporting 104 new diagnoses. This is the most in one day the county has … more
Two deaths and 54 new diagnoses of COVID-19 were reported Friday by Thurston County Public Health and Social Services. A total of 49 residents have now died from the virus since the start of the … more
Of an additional $70 million in business grants announced recently by Gov. Jay Inslee, $50 million will go toward the third round of the Working Washington Small Business grant programApplications … more
This week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new quarantine guidelines for people who may have been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. “Anyone … more
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services on Wednesday announced 68 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death, a man in his 60s. That puts the total number of cases since the start of the … more
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services on Tuesday afternoon reported 64 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the total reported since the start of the pandemic up to 3,280. The county … more
On an average weekday morning, Mr. Dougs Restaurant would usually be bustling with an assortment of retirees, churchgoers and regular weekday breakfast diners.  But that wasn’t the case on a … more
Though final numbers had not been revealed as of Tuesday, Dec. 1, November is set to shatter the previous Thurston County monthly record for confirmed cases of COVID-19, the respiratory infection … more
“There’s the Love Guy.” Yelm resident Valentin Fyrst hears that a lot around town. It’s his favorite greeting. “It really fills me with joy and brings a smile to my face when I hear … more
The Eviction Rent Assistance Program (ERAP), as administered by the Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason and Thurston counties (CAC), has expanded to offer assistance to renters from broader … more
Prestige Care is inviting Yelm community members of all ages to send positive notes, warm wishes and fun artwork to its residents to spread cheer and uplift spirits.Prestige Care is placing an … more
Washington residents have an additional tool to use in efforts to fight COVID-19 activity in the state, as Gov. Jay Inslee announced a new smartphone app intended to alert users of potential disease … more
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