With COVID-19 cases on the rise in the community, the Olympia City Council will once again hold its regular meetings remotely over Zoom. The City Council next meets on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, for a 5:30 p.m. study session, followed by a business meeting at 7 p.m.
The Council resumed in-person meetings at City Hall in July following the updated Miscellaneous Venues COVID-19 Requirements released by the Governor’s Office on June 30, 2021. However, according to a July 28 statement, Thurston County is currently an area with substantial COVID-19 transmissions, and last week Thurston County Public Health and Social Services officials aligned with the Center for Disease Control to strongly encourage all people in Thurston County, regardless of their vaccination status, to wear a mask while indoors in public settings.
“Returning to remote meetings during this surge in cases is safest for the community, Council and staff,” said City Manager Jay Burney.
Council meetings became virtual due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic on April 14, 2020, and continued until June 22, 2021. The public can attend the August 10 meetings via Zoom. Agendas and links to the meetings will be available after 3 p.m. Thursday, August 5 and can be found at https://Olympia.legistar.com
The public may view City Council meetings live via Zoom, Thurston Community Television Channel 3, and the Thurston County Media website https://tcmedia.org/stream.php
. The day after meetings, videos can be viewed at https://olympia.legistar.com