Thurston County facilities are now open to the public with restrictions, including maintaining physical distancing of at least six feet at all times and, per the Washington State Secretary of Health’s face covering order wearing a cloth face covering or mask. If you come to county facilities, please be prepared for potentially long wait times or lines due to distancing guidelines. We continue to encourage residents to access county services online, by phone, by email, or through the use of drop boxes located outside of county buildings.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, March 13, 2020
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Public Health Confirms Two New Cases of COVID-19 in Thurston County

OLYMPIA – Thurston County Public Health and Social Services (PHSS) has a confirmed two new cases of COVID-19. One patient is in their 40s, the other is in their 50s. No additional details will be released about the patients at this time. Both patients are in appropriate isolation. 

To learn more about the COVID-19 outbreak, visit the Thurston County PHSS Coronavirus webpage at:

People with symptoms like a fever, cough, and trouble breathing should call ahead to their health care provider for guidance. Those at highest risk for severe illness include older adults, pregnant women, and people who are immunocompromised or have chronic health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease. To reduce the potential spread of the virus, we’re asking people to call ahead to their healthcare providers and not go directly to the emergency room or urgent care. Those with medical emergencies should still call 911. 

The State Department of Health has set up a hotline for questions and concerns that is staffed seven days a week from 6am until 10pm. That number is: 1-800-525-0127.


County Commissioners:

John Hutchings
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3