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Hospital begins to test patients for COVID-19

Hospital begins to test patients for COVID-19

JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen reporter

March 24, 2020

To combat the growing threat of COVID-19, Pullman Regional Hospital (PRH) opened a Triage and Testing Center for patients exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 on Monday. According to a press release by Megan Guido, chief marketing & community relations officer, PRH’s new testing center will be run...

All Bookie locations close for two weeks

All Bookie locations close for two weeks

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

March 24, 2020

The Bookie will temporarily close all stores beginning on March 24 amid the COVID-19 outbreak. This closure includes CORETECH, which is the Apple authorized campus store in Pullman. The stores are located in the Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities and Vancouver campuses. They plan to reopen on April 6 but may...

WSU alerts students of positive COVID-19 tests

WSU alerts students of positive COVID-19 tests

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 23, 2020

WSU students received an alert at 9 p.m. Monday night saying WSU Pullman has received “personal reports” of positive COVID-19 tests. According to the alert, there have been no official reports of positive tests at WSU.  WSU will contact people who may have been exposed to individuals who test posit...

Inslee announces statewide “stay-at-home” order

Governor Jay Inslee announced a stay at home order for Washington citizens on March 23.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 23, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee announced in a press conference Monday evening that a statewide “stay-at-home” order will be in effect for at least the next two weeks.  All gatherings and non-essential outings are prohibited, Inslee said. Going to the grocery store, pharmacy or doctor’s office are consi...

Many spring events canceled, postponed in wake of COVID-19

Many spring events canceled, postponed in wake of COVID-19

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 23, 2020

Following Gov. Jay Inslee’s ban on large gatherings, WSU canceled, postponed or modified most events scheduled for the spring semester. Certain locations on campus will also be closed or will operate during shortened business hours. This article will be updated with changes to events and hours as m...

First confirmed case of COVID-19 in Whitman County

First confirmed case of COVID-19 in Whitman County

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 22, 2020

The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Whitman County was identified Sunday morning, said Troy Henderson, director of Whitman County Health Department. The patient is a woman in her 20s and is in good health, Henderson said.  According to a press release from Whitman County Emergency Operations Center, t...

WSU students asked to remain at permanent residence

WSU students asked to remain at permanent residence

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 19, 2020

WSU students received an email Thursday morning directing them to stay at their permanent off-campus residences if possible because access to food and healthcare is limited in Pullman. Students who are currently in Pullman or have an immediate need to return are allowed to be in Pullman, the ema...

Food bank changes distribution methods

Jeff Guyett, Community Action Center executive director, said CAC will remain open during regular business hours.

JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen reporter

March 18, 2020

Pullman’s Community Action Center (CAC) is staying open to the public, but staff is taking extra precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  The Community Food Bank is shifting its curbside pickup hours to Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m, according to a press release from CAC Executive Di...

ASWSU, GPSA call for moratorium on evictions, utility shut-offs

ASWSU, GPSA call for moratorium on evictions, utility shut-offs

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 14, 2020

ASWSU and GPSA published a letter on Friday calling for a moratorium on evictions, utility shut-offs, large gatherings, foreclosures and mortgage payments in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.  The letter was sent to local legislators and Gov. Jay Inslee, asking that companies not cut off essen...

WSU Pullman moves classes online for rest of semester, cancels Mom’s Weekend

WSU Pullman moves classes online for rest of semester, cancels Mom's Weekend

EMMA LEDBETTER and JAYCE CARRAL

March 13, 2020

WSU Pullman students received an email Friday morning saying classes will be held online for the rest of the semester and Mom's Weekend is canceled.  This decision only applies to WSU Pullman at this time, said Phil Weiler, vice president for university marketing and communications. Weiler sai...

WSU cancels Mom’s Weekend, other university events

WSU cancels Mom's Weekend, other university events

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

March 13, 2020

WSU canceled a number of university events in response to COVID-19 and Gov. Jay Inslee’s ban on social gatherings of more than 250 people in some counties. Here is a list of canceled and postponed events as well as some that are still happening as of March 14: Canceled: Mom’s Weekend ...

WSU campus transition to online classes following spring break

WSU campus transition to online classes following spring break

EMMA LEDBETTER and JAYCE CARRAL

March 11, 2020

All five campuses on the WSU system will be transitioning face-to-face classes to online following spring break because of the COVID-19 outbreak, according to an announcement on the WSU COVID-19 website.  Phil Weiler, vice president for university marketing and communications, said universit...

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