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Resources, pertinent information for the Yelm area, April 17th:
* Need food? Northwest Harvest’s partner is Yelm Community Svcs.,
* Providence expanded drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Lacey,
* PSE has a program to help customers!

“Covid-19 is on pace to be the largest single killer of Americans this week, given the normal number of deaths in an April week.” By Dan Keating and Chiqui Esteban, WaPo.
  • Editor’s note: Following are pertinent current stories for the Yelm area.
  • The city of Yelm created a City Government Resources Page. Click here

Random acts of kindness around the world during the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more

Need food? Northwest Harvest’s hunger relief network’s partner here is the food-bank at Yelm Community Services every Thursday from 1-4pm. Read more

Providence Medical Group has expanded drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Lacey to anyone with symptoms of the illness: fever, new cough, congestion, or shortness of breath; and/or a sudden loss of taste or smell, according to a Providence press release. The Hawks Prairie drive-thru clinic in the parking lot at 2555 Marvin Road NE. Anyone wishing to get tested should first call the clinic’s hotline at 360-486-6800, which is available during the same hours the clinic is open: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Read more

Puget Sound Energy has a program to make funds available for customers who have been impacted by the pandemic. More information can be found on PSE’s website.

In Thurston County, 4,239 people filed for unemployment insurance last week. In a four-week stretch, a total of 21,848 residents have put in a claim, which is about 15% of the people working locally in February,” by Dave Gallagher, McClatchy Newspapers. Read more

Young people who are obese are particularly at risk for COVID-19 infection and even death from the virus, health officials are finding. Read more

Boeing is planning to resume commercial aircraft production at its Seattle-area factories as early as April 20 with new physical-distancing measures aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19. Read more

Yelm Community Schools reports Food Service is distributing almost 1400 bags each day. Staff are now writing fun messages to students to show #YelmCares. Read more

The South Sound Business Summit for South King, Pierce, and Thurston County business communities will be held online this year in May. Read more

The activism around the Nisqually watershed — the 460,000 acres surrounding the Nisqually River, from Mount Rainier to the Sound — in the last 60 years has resulted in one of the most pristinely preserved environments in the state. Still, the Nisqually Tribe and its allies worry for the future of the watershed, especially for the salmon that depend on its health to survive,” by South Sound Magazine. Read more

Posted by Steve on April 17, 2020 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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