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Thurston County, Washington

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Public Health and Social Services

Visit the CDC COVID Data Tracker to see updates about vaccinations across the U.S. or explore WA DOH Respiratory Illness dashboard for the latest data on COVID-19 disease monitoring in Washington state.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that usually cause mild respiratory illnesses, such as the common cold. Some coronaviruses have caused more severe illness, such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndromes (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). 

SARS COVID-19 Molecule

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus strain that was not identified in humans before December 2019. COVID-19 is a public health concern because it is a novel virus, and it has the potential to cause severe illness in some people. We now know that COVID-19 is here to stay. It is important to understand how best to protect ourselves, loved ones, and others in our community. Getting vaccinated, boosted, getting tested and staying home if you are sick or exposed, and wearing a mask in crowds are some of the best tools you can utilize for prevention. Learn more below! 

Quick Links: 


COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics: 

Date & Time Registration Links Location
Tuesday 05/28/2024
10:00am-3:00pm
All ages COVID-19 & Flu Clinic; Walk-ins Welcome TCPHSS: 412 Lilly Road NE, Olympia WA 98506
Tuesday 05/30/2024
10:00am-3:00pm
All ages COVID-19 & Flu Clinic; Walk-ins Welcome TCPHSS: 412 Lilly Road NE, Olympia WA 98506

COVID-19 Vaccine Cost Coverage: 

Public Health and Social Services COVID-19 Contact Information

  • During business hours call 360-867-2610
  • WA Relay: 711 or 800-833-6388
  • Public health emergency call 1-800-986-9050
  • Medical emergency call 911

WA DOH COVID-19 Assistance Hotline 

Call 1-800-525-0127 
Then press #

Language
Press 2 for Spanish
For other languages wait and request an interpreter

Or text 'Coronavirus' to 211-211
For Spanish reply 'esp' to the hotline message

Community Resources

Thurston County COVID-19 Rent Assistance (ERAP/T-RAP) is now closed to due to depleted funds. This program was funded by the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan Act. It was intended as a short-term response to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thurston County has a new rent assistance program called Eviction Prevention Rent Assistance. This program is different than the COVID-19 pandemic relief rent assistance programs from the past few years. 

Thurston County Office of Housing & Homeless Prevention

Thurston County Community Resource List

For Workers and Workplaces:

Face Covering Required Signs: 

Face Covering Signs from Thurston County Public Health and Social Services. For printed versions, please email tcphss.vax@co.thurston.wa.us or contact your local Chamber of Commerce. 

Face Covering Required Sign
Mask Required Sign
Thank You Sign
12/09/2022 Local health officers and healthcare leaders recommend wearing masks indoors 
10/24/2022 Statement on COVID-19 restrictions in Thurston County Correctional Facilities from Kurt Hardin, Interim Director 
06/24/2022 Letter to the Community from Thurston County Health Officer Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek 
05/20/2022 Letter to the Community from Thurston County Health Officer Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek 
04/25/2022 Letter to the Community from Thurston County Health Officer Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek 
03/11/2022 Letter to the Community from Thurston County Health Officer Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek 
02/10/2022 Letter to the Community from Thurston County Health Officer Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek 
12/23/2021 Letter to the Community from Thurston County Health Officer Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek 
12/07/2021 Letter to the Community from Thurston County Health Officer Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek 
08/25/2021 Letter to the Community from Thurston County Health Officer Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek 
Spanish 
Vietnamese 
08/13/2021 Letter to the Community from Thurston County Health Officer Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek 
Spanish 
Vietnamese
07/23/2021 Letter to the Community from Thurston County Health Officer Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek 
Spanish 
Vietnamese 
07/01/2021 Letter to the Community from Thurston County Health Officer Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek 
Spanish 
Vietnamese 
06/18/2021 Letter to the Community from Thurston County Health Officer Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek 
Spanish 
Vietnamese 
06/2021 - 
03/2020
To review Letters to the Community from 03/2020 - 06/2021, from Thurston County Health Officer Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek, please submit a request via the COVID-19 Secure Email Portal. 

There are vaccines available for COVID-19. To find locations offering the COVID-19 vaccine near you, visit vaccines.gov 

Thurston County COVID-19 Vaccine Locations:

COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheets for Recipients (CDC) 

2023-2024 COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations 

  • Individuals 5 years and older (regardless of previous vaccination): are eligible to receive a single dose of an updated mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 2 months since the last dose of any COVID-19 vaccine. 
  • Individuals 6 month through 4 years of age: 
    • Previously vaccinated: are eligible to receive 1 or 2 doses of an updated mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (timing and number of doses to administer depends on the previous COVID-19 vaccine received). 
    • Unvaccinated: are eligible to receive 3 doses of the updated Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine or 2 doses of the updated Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine Cost Coverage: 

Tools for Vaccine Patients

Schools & Childcare

2023-2024 School Year

08/09/2023 Letter to Thurston County Superintendents and Heads of Schools from Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek   

 

2022-2023 School Year

11/01/2022 Letter to Thurston County Superintendents and Heads of Schools from Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek   

 

2021-2022 School Year

03/09/2022  Letter to Thurston County Superintendents and Heads of Schools from Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek 
12/31/2021 Letter to Thurston County Superintendents and Heads of Schools from Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek
12/17/2021 Letter to Thurston County Superintendents and Heads of Schools from Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek
08/31/2021 Letter to Thurston County Superintendents and Heads of Schools from Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek 


2020-2021 School Year

05/26/2021 Letter to Thurston County Superintendents and Heads of Schools from Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek
05/12/2021 Letter to Thurston County Superintendents and Heads of Schools from Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek
05/03/2021 Letter to Thurston County Superintendents and Heads of Schools from Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek
04/16/2021 Letter to Thurston County Superintendents and Heads of Schools from Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek
02/26/2021 Letter to Thurston County Superintendents and Heads of Schools from Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek
02/12/2021 Letter to Thurston County Superintendents and Heads of Schools from Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek
01/29/2021 Letter to Thurston County Superintendents and Heads of Schools from Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek
01/21/2021 Letter to Thurston County Superintendents and Heads of Schools from Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek
01/15/2021 Letter to Thurston County Superintendents and Heads of Schools from Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek
01/05/2021 Letter to Thurston County Superintendents and Heads of Schools from Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek
11/06/2021  Letter to Thurston County Superintendents and Heads of Schools from Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek
10/29/2021 Letter to Thurston County Superintendents and Heads of Schools from Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek
10/14/2021 Letter to Thurston County Superintendents and Heads of Schools from Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek
09/23/2020 Letter to Thurston County Superintendents and Heads of Schools from Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek
07/30/2020 Letter to Thurston County Superintendents and Heads of Schools from Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek
07/30/2020 Letter to Thurston County Private K-12 Educational Organizations from Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek

Symptoms, Testing, & Care

COVID-19 tests are available for purchase throughout the county at pharmacies, stores, or online. Thurston County Timberland Libraries are stocked with FREE rapid COVID-19 test kits available to the public (Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm).

Timberland Library Locations: 

  • Lacey Timberland Library: 500 College ST. SE, Lacey
  • Olympia Timberland Library: 313 8th Ave. SE, Olympia
  • West Olympia Timberland Regional Library - located inside Capital Mall: 625 Black Lake Blvd. SW, Olympia
  • Tumwater Timberland Library: 7023 New Market ST. SW, Tumwater

 COVID-19 is a virus that is spread when an infected person breathes out droplets that contain the virus, from person-to-person. (CDC) 

  • Anyone infected with COVID-19 can spread it, even if they do NOT have symptoms. Being exposed via close contacts relates to people who are in close contact with each other, meaning being within 6 feet of one another for at least 15 minutes. 
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when someone infected with COVID-19 coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly can be inhaled.
  • COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not currently showing symptoms.
  • Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Some people infected with COVID-19 have mild symptoms or do not show symptoms. (CDC) 
  • If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, we encourage you to talk to your health care provider about being tested.

You can take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by doing the following things:

  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Get tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water, often.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.

Contact our Disease Control and Prevention division at 360-867-2610 or email at PHSS_DCP_CDTeam@Thurstoncounty.onmicrosoft.com if you have additional questions.