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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Sandra Romero, Thurston County Commission Chair, 360-786-5440
John Tennis, Public Information Manager, 360-709-3073

Thurston County Facilities and Guests Impacted by "Lock Down" Drills

OLYMPIA - Some offices of Thurston County government will be briefly closed at various times Tuesday, May 14 through Friday, May 17 for emergency preparedness drills. County employees at the main courthouse campus on Lakeridge Drive in Olympia will be asked to briefly "lock down" the buildings sometime during those days.. Thurston County Commission Chair Sandra Romero says the drills are very important. "These drills are critical for the safety of the public and county employees."

County spokesman John Tennis says during the drill, courthouse visitors will be given an explanation of what is happening and they will be guided to gathering areas, or asked to wait in their vehicles until the drills are over. "The drill will be brief and we appreciate the patience of the public as we practice our reaction to an emergency." County employees will be located inside and outside the buildings to assist the public during the drills.

  • WHAT: Lock Down Drills
  • WHERE: Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW Olympia
  • WHEN: Tuesday, May 14 through Friday, May 17 at various times
  • DURATION: Less than 30 minutes



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3