Port of Olympia Makes Operational Changes Due to COVID Surge

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Amid growing COVID-19 cases in Thurston County, Wash., the Port of Olympia is temporarily close its offices to the public, offering limited public access to port business and administrative functions and continuing to conduct port commission meetings remotely.

Port staff will be accessible via phone and email. In-person meetings are available by request.

To reach the administrative office, call (360) 528-8000.

Port commission meetings are being held via Zoom and can be accessed at https://portolympia.com/commission/.

Operations continue at Swantown Marina, but offices will be closed to public access, and staff is conducting business by telephone, email and internet.

Maintenance and Harbor Operations staff will be on-site and socially distant; the marine fueling station will stay open. Harbor Patrol will operate on an emergency-only basis.

Swantown Boatworks, its office and work yard are open. Marine Travelift will continue to operate via the office service window, phone at (360) 528-8059, email or website. Boatyard staff remain on-site but socially distant.

The marine terminal is open but access is limited. Ship visits and community tours are still canceled. For more information, call (360) 528-8033 or visit https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/phss/Pages/coronavirus.aspx.

By Karen Robes Meeks