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Safe Start Phase Status: 3

Thurston County is in Phase 3 of the Safe Start Plan for Reopening.

  • Thurston County was approved to move to Phase 3 on 6/24/20. 

We continue to recommend residents of Thurston County take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  


Coronavirus (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

  • Currently, there is no vaccine available to prevent COVID-19 infection and there are no proven, safe medications for treating COVID-19.  
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Public Health and Social Services 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
  • COVID-19 Business Group

State COVID-19 Assistance Hotline 

  • Call 1-800-525-0127 
    • Then press #
  • Hours:
    • Monday through Friday 6:00am - 10:00pm
    • Saturday and Sunday 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • 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