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Resources and info. pertinent to the Yelm area for April 16

Thurston County Public Health and Social Services shows the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in the county by zip code. Credit: TCPHSS
  • Editor’s note: On this post, I will provide Mondays through Fridays a more focused page with resources and information pertinent to the Yelm area.

Thurston County Health issued a COVID-19 map of cases by zip code. The report shows confirmed diagnoses in residents living in all but one zip code within Thurston — two zip codes in the Lacey area, 98513 and 98503, have seen the highest number of confirmed cases, with 10 or more each.

Yelm To Go is your one-stop place to order takeout or delivery, while also supporting our local restaurant owners.

Drive Thru Popcorn and Candy for sale at Yelm Cinemas this Saturday, April 18th, 4pm-8pm.

Intercity Transit temporarily suspended scheduled bus service, replaced with a reservation-based transit service to continue essential trips for the public. Customers can make an essential trip reservation by calling 360-786-1881 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. during the weekends. Or Click here for the online reservation form.

April weather in western Washington has been unusually dry. “As of Wednesday, Sea-Tac Airport recorded just 0.01 inches of rainfall this month. Seattle is also inching toward the month’s record dry streak of 17 days. So far Seattle’s had 13 straight days without measurable rain,” by KING-5 TV News, Seattle.

Gov. Isnlee issues proclamation that “suspends statutes that permit collection of consumer debt judgments, including bank account and wage garnishments and waives accrual of post-judgment interest on consumer debt judgments during the period of this order. This order is designed to protect consumer assets, including federal stimulus checks, from consumer debt collections,” by the Office of Gov. Inslee.

Thurston County filed a lawsuit against vaping manufacturers that have compelled youth into nicotine addiction, forcing local governments to spend money and resources combating the resulting crisis.

Thurston County commissioners extend local COVID-19 emergency declaration through end of May. Click here for the board’s original resolution now extended through May 31.

The Olympian wants to hear how you’ve been affected by Thurston County school closures. Click here to complete the form.

Jim McCune announced his intent to run the state senate seat of retiring Sen. Randi Becker. McCune is a former state representative and a current member of the Pierce County Council.

Posted by Steve on April 16, 2020 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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