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Whitman County confirms 26 new cases

Whitman County confirms 26 new cases

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

September 9, 2020

Twenty-six individuals tested positive for COVID-19, raising Whitman County’s total to 870 cases.  Of the new patients, three females and two males are aged 1-19 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Sixteen patients are aged 20-39 years, eight are female and eight are male. Three patients are aged 40-59 years,...

Whitman County confirms nine new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms nine new COVID-19 cases

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

September 8, 2020

Nine individuals tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Whitman County’s total to 844 cases.  Of the new patients, one female and one male are aged 1-19 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Six patients are aged 20-39 years, four are female and two are male. One male is aged 40-59 years. They are all stable a...

Eleven research ponies recover from equine influenza

The horses first started showing symptoms of equine influenza Aug. 21, including cough and fever. The animals have been symptom-free since Aug. 27 but are still quarantined.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

September 8, 2020

Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct a factual error where ponies were incorrectly identified as horses.  Eleven ponies at WSU contracted equine influenza, which is an airborne virus spread through infected droplets. The ponies first started showing symptoms Aug. 21, including cough and fe...

Fire in Colfax prompts evacuation

Fire in Colfax prompts evacuation

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

September 7, 2020

A fire in Colfax has spread across roughly 500-1,000 acres, according to a press release from the State Fire Marshal’s Office. Level 3 evacuations are occurring, meaning residents in threatened areas must leave.  The evacuation shelter for Colfax residents is located in Pullman's new City Hall ...

National Weather Service issues dust storm warning

National Weather Service issues dust storm warning

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

September 7, 2020

The National Weather Service has issued a dust storm warning for Whitman County and Adams County from now until 5:15 p.m. today.  Residents should prepare for a drop in visibility until the dust storm passes, according to the warning. Motorists are advised to pull far off the road, park their ve...

Whitman County’s COVID-19 total passes 830 cases

Whitman County's COVID-19 total passes 830 cases

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

September 7, 2020

One hundred and twenty-eight individuals tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, bringing Whitman County’s total to 835 cases.  Of the new patients, one male is aged 1-19 years, according to today’s press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Five patients are aged...

Whitman County confirms 51 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms 51 new COVID-19 cases

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen deputy news editor

September 4, 2020

Fifty-one individuals tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Whitman County’s total to 707. Fifteen people in the age range 0-19 tested positive, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Of those, eight are female and seven are male. In the 20-39 age range,...

Whitman County confirms 38 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms 38 new COVID-19 cases

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

September 3, 2020

Thirty-eight individuals tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the county’s total to 656 cases.  Of the new cases, six females and six males are aged 1-19 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Twenty-six patients are aged 20-39 years; 17 are females and nine are males. They are all stable and self-isolating.  ...

Representatives of Washington National Guard arrive in Pullman

The number of positive COVID-19 cases has risen by over 400 since the first day of school, which is less than two weeks ago.

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

September 3, 2020

The Washington National Guard is being deployed to Pullman to assist with testing WSU students as the number of COVID-19 cases in Whitman County continues to grow. Twenty-five members of the National Guard will begin testing on Sept. 8, said Phil Weiler, WSU vice president for marketing and communications. Representatives...

Whitman County confirms 59 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms 59 new COVID-19 cases

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

September 2, 2020

Fifty-nine individuals tested positive for COVID-19, raising Whitman County’s total to 618 cases. Of the new cases, 15 females and 14 males are aged 1-19 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Twenty-nine patients are aged 20-39 years, nine are female...

National Guard to come, test students

National Guard to come, test students

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

September 1, 2020

A National Guard unit consisting of 25 members will arrive in Pullman on Sept. 8 to assist with COVID-19 testing. The unit offered to assist with testing because of the increase in COVID-19 cases in Pullman. It contacted the Whitman County Public Health Department on Monday, said Phil Weiler, WSU vice ...

Whitman County confirms 50 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms 50 new COVID-19 cases

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

September 1, 2020

Fifty new individuals tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Whitman County’s total to 559 cases.  Of the new cases, 18 females and eight males are aged 1-19 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Twenty-three patients are aged 20-39 years; eight are females and 15 are males. One patient is aged 40-59 years. They a...

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