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Thurston County Public Health and Social Services Closed for Meeting
The 412 Lilly building will be closed from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 29

​OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Public Health and Social Services (PHSS) Department at 412 Lilly Road NE in Lacey will be closed from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 for an all-staff meeting.  

PHSS provides a wide variety of services to the community, including birth certificates, death certificates, and immunization records for those born in Washington State, recreation services for developmentally disabled individuals and families, veteran support, water quality monitoring, food service monitoring, and food handling permits.

PHSS will re-open at 10:00 a.m. on January 29, once the all-staff meeting has ended.  


County Commissioners:

John Hutchings
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3