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Around 90 percent of people on campus need to get vaccinated to achieve some type of herd immunity.

Delta variant poses threat to fall semester

VICTORIA GIOMI July 21, 2021

The newly discovered COVID-19 Delta variant is one of students’ biggest threats as the fall semester approaches.  WSU is taking precautions for another potential outbreak of the virus, with unvaccinated...

Vaccinated students are recommended to keep their proof of vaccination available at all times because it may be needed occasionally.

Vaccination exemption applications now available

VICTORIA GIOMI July 9, 2021

Students can now submit their COVID-19 vaccination statuses and apply for exemptions on the Cougar Health Services Patient Portal for the fall semester. All students must submit proof of vaccination...

WSU Libraries have been closed since March 2020.

WSU Libraries to reopen on July 12

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter July 7, 2021

WSU Libraries will reopen on July 12 with limited COVID-19 restrictions. The libraries’ operating hours for the fall semester have not been decided, said Beth Blakesley, WSU Libraries associate dean....

All classes previously scheduled as a hybrid option are being changed to in person and assigned classrooms as soon as possible.

Classes to be held at 100 percent capacity

VICTORIA GIOMI July 2, 2021

WSU officials announced Wednesday that all classes for the fall semester will be held in person at 100 percent capacity.  WSU officials announced Wednesday that all classes for the fall semester will...

Concession stands will be open, and fans have the option to tailgate.

Martin Stadium to open at full capacity

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter June 28, 2021

WSU announced Martin Stadium will open at full capacity for the fall football season Wednesday. WSU officials attended several meetings over the last few months with the University of Washington and...

Incoming freshmen Tara Wallack received one dose of the vaccine before moving to Pullman. Her second dose was organized by the university and administered within ten days of being on campus, she said. 

WSU to aid international students’ vaccination process upon return to campus

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter June 28, 2021

WSU’s International Student and Scholar Services is partnering with Cougar Health Services to ensure international students have easy access to the COVID-19 vaccine and can return to campus safely. Around...

Cougar Health Services is one of the only places on campus still requiring students to wear masks regardless of vaccination status, said Joel Schwartzkopf, WSU CHS executive director. 

WSU updates COVID-19 policies to reflect state reopening

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter June 25, 2021

WSU announced June 15 that daily health attestations are no longer required to access campus facilities. WSU loosened several pandemic policies over the last several weeks pertaining to daily health...

Danielle Ivory, New York Times reporter, said the project tracked COVID-19 data on spreadsheets, maps and charts, including case numbers, mortality rates, vaccine eligibility and more.

WSU professor, Pullmanite recognized for contributions to Pulitzer Prize winning project

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen news editor June 23, 2021

A COVID-19 case tracking project from The New York Times involving contributions from a WSU professor and Pullman native was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service earlier this month. Danielle...

COVID-19 restrictions to be lifted, state reopening

COVID-19 restrictions to be lifted, state reopening

VICTORIA GIOMI June 23, 2021

Pullman is preparing to lift almost all COVID-19 related restrictions after Gov. Jay Inslee announced the state’s reopening on June 30. All restaurants and businesses will be allowed to operate at...

The panel included Joe Fugere, Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria founder and CEO, Stacey Walker, Fortive Corporation senior vice president of human resources and Nick Streuli, Washington State Governor’s Office executive director of external affairs. 

Carson College of Business hosts ‘Virtual Power Breakfast’

SAYDEE PHOTHIVONGSA, Evergreen reporter June 10, 2021

The WSU Carson College of Business held a discussion on “Unexpected Outcomes: COVID-19 and Business in the Pacific Northwest” Wednesday morning.   The panel included Joe Fugere, Tutta Bella Neapolitan...

As of June 12, PRH will no longer be testing through its COVID-19 Testing and Triage Center, pictured here. Asymptomatic testing is still available for people who wish to be tested.

Pullman Regional Hospital changes options for asymptomatic COVID-19 testing

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief June 9, 2021

Pullman Regional Hospital is replacing its COVID-19 Triage and Testing Center with as-needed asymptomatic testing starting June 12. PRH has seen a steady decline in the need for symptomatic testing...

There has not been a decision as to whether unvaccinated students will have to follow social distancing guidelines in the fall, but they will still be required to wear masks.

Certain WSU COVID-19 guidelines set to go away in fall

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter June 2, 2021

WSU faculty members and other select university staff will have the option to ask students to verify their vaccination statuses in the fall, but are not required to do so.  “There are really...

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