Thurston County facilities are open to the public with safety measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect public and employee health. Learn more here.
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Safe Start Phase Status: 3
Thurston County is in Phase 3 of the Safe Start Plan for Reopening.
We continue to recommend residents of Thurston County take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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).
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a new virus strain that was not identified in humans before December 2019. COVID-19 is a public health concern because little is known about the virus and it has the potential to cause severe illness in some people.
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