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.
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:
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.
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.”