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Thurston County, Washington

The content on the Thurston County website is currently provided in English. We are providing the “Translation” for approximately 10 languages. The goal of the translation is to provide visitors with limited English proficiency to access information on the website in other languages. The translations do not translate all types of documents, and it may not give you an exact translation all the time. The translations are made through an automated process, which may not result in accurate or precise translations, particularly of technical and legal terminology.

Public Health and Social Services

Thurston County Public Health and Social Services conducts school health and safety inspections each year at all public and private K-12 schools. Inspections include checking for compliance with existing state laws, identifying health and safety risks for children, reporting findings to school boards, and recommending priorities for compliance. Our department utilizes Chapter 246-366 WAC and the Health & Safety Guide for K-12 Schools In Washington (OSPI) as guidance for inspections.

School Environmental Health & Safety Program (WA DOH)


Applications, Fees & Guidelines

School Facility Plan Review Application

Guidelines for Temporary Food Events at Schools

Bake Sale Guidelines


Additional Resources

Safe Cleaning and Disinfecting Guidance for Schools (WA DOH)

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Contact the Food and Environmental Services Section at 360-867-2667 or send an email to with additional questions.