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Four Whitman County COVID-19 patients recover

Four Whitman County COVID-19 patients recover

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

April 9, 2020

Four out of 12 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 in Whitman County are fully recovered and cleared from isolation, according to a press release from Whitman County Emergency Operations Center.  The number of cases in Whitman County has remained at 12 since Monday. There are at least ...

Health officials complete contact tracing for first 11 COVID-19 patients

Health officials complete contact tracing for first 11 COVID-19 patients

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

April 6, 2020

The number of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Whitman County rose to 12, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center.  The most recent patient is a 40-59 year old female, according to the press release. Health officials are investigating the patient’s ...

Gov. Inslee extends stay-at-home order until May

Gov. Inslee extends stay-at-home order until May

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

April 2, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee extended the emergency stay-at-home order until May 4, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Washington. The order will last until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 4, according to the announcement. This means Tuesday, May 5 will be the first day since March 23 — when the order began — that nonessential business will be open. ...

Confirmed COVID-19 cases reaches 11

Confirmed COVID-19 cases reaches 11

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

April 2, 2020

Another positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Whitman County. This brings the total confirmed cases to 11.  The patient is a 45 to 64-year-old female, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. She is stable and self-isolating at home.  Hea...

Confirmed COVID-19 cases reach double digits

Confirmed COVID-19 cases reach double digits

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

April 2, 2020

The two most recent patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Whitman County are an 18 to 44-year-old female and an 18 to 44-year-old male, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Health officials are investigating close contacts of the individuals, according ...

Pullman Transit adjusts routes to comply with state order

Pullman Transit adjusts routes to comply with state order

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

April 1, 2020

Pullman Transit will adjust routes until May because fewer people are riding buses. According to the press release, the Crimson Express and Gray Express routes will continue to operate with one less bus each, at 30-minute frequencies. The Coffee route will be suspended because some stops are shared by the Silver ...

Idaho earthquake sends shockwaves as far as Pullman, Albion

Idaho earthquake sends shockwaves as far as Pullman, Albion

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

March 31, 2020

A series of earthquakes shook the Challis National Forest and surrounding areas of Idaho about 78 miles northeast of Boise on Tuesday evening.  The largest of them, which was 6.5 on the Richter scale, was the strongest quake Idaho had seen since 1983, according to the U.S. Geological Survey webs...

Eight cases of COVID-19 in Whitman County

Eight cases of COVID-19 in Whitman County

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 30, 2020

There are now eight confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Whitman County, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. The seventh patient is a woman in her 50s, according to the press release. The eighth patient is a woman in her 30s.  Health officials are i...

New rules for pass/fail class options

New rules for pass/fail class options

AMAAN RAHMAN, Evergreen reporter

March 28, 2020

Editor's Note: This article has been updated from a previous version, which had stated WSU would not allow pass/fail options. This was clarified in the story using the transcript of the teleconference, but if there's any confusion about the process for applying for a pass/fail please visit the WSU Regist...

Confirmed case count rises to five in Whitman County

Confirmed case count rises to five in Whitman County

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 28, 2020

The number of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Whitman County rose to five this morning, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. The two newest patients are both 50 to 59-year-old males, according to the press release. They are both stable and quarantin...

Pot shop still open amid COVID-19 pandemic

Pot shop still open amid COVID-19 pandemic

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

March 27, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee’s “stay-at-home” order exempts essential businesses and workers, one of which includes cannabis retailers such as MJ’s Pot Shop on Southeast Bishop Boulevard. Jenn Augenstein, general manager at MJ’s Pot Shop, said the shop is running normally on top of all the additional safety precautio...

Teenage female tests positive for COVID-19

Teenage female tests positive for COVID-19

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 26, 2020

A female in her teens tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday morning. She is the third confirmed case in Whitman County, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Health officials are investigating the patient’s close contacts, according to the press rele...

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