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Safety measures continue on Capitol Campus

In the coming days, the Department of Enterprise Services anticipates that several non-permitted events may take place on the Capitol Campus.

Safety measures on Capitol Campus to continue

As we head into the weekend, the Department of Enterprise Services anticipates several non-permitted events regarding a variety of topics.

DES Safety Alert: Safety measures on Capitol Campus to continue

Certain West Capitol Campus roads and trails, as well as the parking diagonals, will continue to be closed to the public until further notice for public safety reasons, including meeting emergency vehicle access requirements. In the coming days, the Department of Enterprise Services anticipates several unpermitted events regarding a variety of topics.

Notice of COVID-19 Purchase Exception

Effective immediately, procurements for goods and services directly related to the state's response to the novel coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) are excepted from competitive solicitation requirements.

As a precaution, DES increases cleaning and disinfecting work on campus

As the situation around COVID-19 (coronavirus) evolves, the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) continues taking steps to maintain a clean and safe working environment.

DES is deploying additional resources to clean and disinfect public areas on the Capitol Campus, and is increasing the frequency of this work. In addition, DES is hiring 30 additional on-call staff to assist as needed.

Examples of increased cleaning and disinfecting work:

Enterprise Services adopts minor updates to Capitol Campus parking rules

Effort separate from rulemaking on enforceable parking restrictions with a focus on Deschutes Parkway

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Enterprises has adopted minor changes to the Capitol Campus parking rules. The changes do not introduce new rules or alter current practices.

This work is separate from the rulemaking on enforcable parking restrictions with a focus on Deschutes Parkway.

Monday event to bring large trucks to campus

The Department of Enterprise Services has issued a permit for a Monday, March 2 event that will bring noise, traffic and parking impacts to the Capitol Campus.

 

Landscape enhancement work to bring intermittent traffic and noise impacts

Work to enhance landscaping at the corner of 11th Avenue and Capitol Way near three new “moon trees” and the World War II memorial

Some participants at permitted Friday event may openly carry firearms

The Department of Enterprise Services has issued a permit for an event on the North Steps of the Legislative Building on Friday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Organizers of the Liberty State Lobby Day event have informed DES that some participants will likely openly carry firearms at the event.

State law allows citizens to openly carry firearms in most public areas, including the Capitol Campus. Organizers expect about 250 people to attend.

Capitol Campus over the moon about new trees

OLYMPIA - Three new “moon trees” will take root on the Capitol Campus this week.

Department of Enterprise Services (DES) crews are preparing the corner of 11th Avenue and Capitol Way for the trees, which will be ceremonially planted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 by members of the Washington Community Forestry Council.

To the moon and back

After Thursday, the campus will have four “moon trees.”

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