Updated Sept. 20, 2021 1:23 p.m.
The coronavirus disease outbreak (COVID-19) is impacting how we live, work and interact in locations across Washington State. Guidance and resources for COVID-19 topics related to the Department of Enterprise Services are listed below.
Public meetings and records
Employee Assistance Program
PPE COVID-19 Response
Real Estate Services
DES has resumed issuing permits for outdoor events as well as banners on the Capitol Way pedestrian bridge.
Facial coverings are required for large outdoor events with 500 or more attendees (effective Sept. 13, 2021).
DES is considering the permitting of events inside the Legislative Building as early as Dec. 1, 2021.
The agency continues to issue permits for all other types of displays on campus.
When in doubt, call the agency before you visit.
Most buildings are only allowing entry for employees who have a badge. Decisions on building access levels are made in coordination with building tenants. Conversations with building tenants throughout the campus regarding restoring public access are ongoing.
|Adams Building (DCYF)||Closed to public|
|Capitol Court||Closed to public|
|Helen Sommers||Closed to public|
|Irving R. Newhouse||Closed to public|
|Joel M. Pritchard||Closed to public|
|John A. Cherberg||Closed to public|
|John L. O’Brien||Closed to public|
|Justice James Dolliver Building||Open to employees;
restricted for public
|Legislative (Capitol) Building||
Note: Senate and House fourth floor gallery doors closed to public
|Legislative Services Print Shop||Closed to public|
|Natural Resources Building||Closed to public|
|Office Building 2||Closed to public|
|Old Capitol Building (OSPI)||Closed to public|
|Raad||Closed to public|
|Transportation Building||Closed to public|
|Temple of Justice||Closed to public|
Governor’s Mansion tours are managed by the Governor’s Mansion Foundation, and are scheduled to restart in Sept. 2021.
Daily cleaning and disinfecting the Capitol Campus includes restroom surfaces. Targeted cleaning and disinfection are available upon request to building tenants. If you need additional support, contact the Property Manager or Work Management Center at (360) 725-0000.
Current parking procedures for the Capitol Campus:
|Monthly parking fee||
Contact the Parking Office
For questions about the OPMA or Public Records Requests, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Washington State Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is in full operation across the state, offering services via phone and telehealth platforms. Additional support and resources are available to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, community violence, civil unrest and national crises on emotional and mental health and on overall well-being. Visit eap.wa.gov or call (877) 313 - 4455 for additional support and resources.
Proclamation 21-14.1 requires state workers as well as contractors who perform on-site work to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 18 unless they qualify for an exemption. Guidance and resources can be found here: https://www.governor.wa.gov/VaccineMandateFAQ.
Agencies that need to replace goods and services that are currently provided by contractors or suppliers who do not comply with proclamation requirements may use the COVID-19 Vaccination-Related Purchase Exception.
Agencies are required to maintain a log of expenditures made using the purchase exception. See the template.
DES identified statewide master contracts for goods and services that require on-site work. DES will contact vendors and review declarations for compliance with the proclamation. If a contractor is listed as verified, agencies retain authority to check for compliance, but are not required to do so. If a contractor is not listed as verified, and for all other master contracts that might have optional on-site work, the agency should work directly with the contractor to validate compliance.
See vendor list - updated Sept. 20, 2021 at 1:23 p.m.
How does DES do verification work, and which leases does it cover?
What are agencies responsible for?
Does the Proclamation apply to subleases?
Yes. If the State holds the master lease, and subleases space to another State agency or Private tenant, the proclamation applies to all spaces within the master lease including all subleased space.
If the State is subleasing from a private tenant, the Proclamation applies to the State space.
Agencies that sublease space from another agency should work with the master lease holder to determine compliance.
Does the Proclamation apply to janitorial workers or security guards?
See guidance on which contractors are included in the Proclamation requirements: https://www.governor.wa.gov/VaccineMandateFAQ#Contractors.
Who will request and track declarations for leases delegated to the agency?
The agency will be responsible for meeting the requirements including verifying compliance with the lessor under Proclamation 12-14.1 in delegated leased facilities for the lease and lessor as contractor.
DES will contact contractors and review declarations for all public works contracts that the agency oversees for compliance with the proclamation. Agencies will be responsible to ensure compliance with the proclamation requirements for any on-site vendors contracted directly by the agency, such as security, or janitorial services not supplied by the lessor.
To check a contractor’s status, contact the project manager.
The DES Fleet Operations Vehicle Maintenance Facility on Fones Road in Olympia has resumed normal operations for customers of Thurston and Mason Counties.
Fleet Operations is closely following the Centers for Disease Control guidelines and recommendations. For service, schedule an appointment online or call (360) 664-9200.
|For minor repairs...||
|For all other services...||
|For those outside of Thurston and Mason counties...||
As an essential service, Consolidated Mail Services (CMS) is operating on its normal schedule. CMS is following all CDC guidelines and protocols. If you have questions about your specific business needs, contact CMS customer service at CMSmail@des.wa.gov.
The state is still receiving PPE from prior orders sourced by the DES contracts team but is not pursuing new purchases for the state PPE backstop at this time. Organizations may be purchasing PPE through state master contracts, requests for proposals, and other means. If you have something to sell and want to engage in a business relationship with the state, please follow these instructions to complete the online vendor registration process.
The state has ceased seeking bulk donations and is instead encouraging organizations that have PPE to donate directly to local communities and nonprofit organizations.
The Surplus Operations program resumed online auctions for vehicles, heavy equipment and other miscellaneous items including computer monitors, cell phones, tires. Auction previews and pick-ups are by appointment only.
Surplus Operations launched an all new digital storefront to replace the Tumwater retail location. Registered users of the platform can use the "Buy Now" option to purchase any item in the store. View the current inventory.
For more information, visit the Surplus Operations Hours & Location page or call (360) 407-2270.
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