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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...

Book delivery service suspended

Book delivery service suspended

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

March 28, 2020

The Neill Public Library has halted all onsite operations, as well as the home book delivery service due to Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay at home order. Joanna Bailey, Neill Public Library director, said Pullman community members with library cards still have access to more than 100,000 books and movie...

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...

Washington defines ‘essential workforce’ for stay-at-home order

Washington defines ‘essential workforce’ for stay-at-home order

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

March 25, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee issued a stay-at-home order on Monday for all Washington residents in response to a growing number of COVID-19 cases statewide. Among those exempt from the order are members of the "essential workforce" in various critical areas such as healthcare, energy and communication. Inslee's ...

Several Pullman bars switch to delivery, to-go only systems

Several Pullman bars switch to delivery, to-go only systems

JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen reporter

March 25, 2020

Local restaurants and bars in Pullman have had to look for ways to deal with COVID-19 after the governor ordered that restaurants no longer serve customers in-store. Many of them are switching to to-go only or delivery-only service. Travis O’Dell, owner of The Land, said they were closed all of last ...

Public services change in wake of COVID-19

Public services change in wake of COVID-19

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

March 25, 2020

Many public organizations in Pullman changed how they operate in the wake of multiple positive COVID-19 cases in the county. Neill Public Library Joanna Bailey, Neill Public Library director, said the library building is closed to the public and all online services remain available. People can also reg...

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...

County temporarily closes certain offices to public

County temporarily closes certain offices to public

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

March 24, 2020

Several Whitman County offices have closed for public availability due to COVID-19 precautions.  The offices that are closed until further notice include the Auditor’s Office, the Elections Office, the Assessor’s Office and the County Clerk’s Office, according to a press release from March ...

Inslee announces statewide “stay-at-home” order

Inslee announces statewide “stay-at-home” order

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...

Second COVID-19 case confirmed

Second COVID-19 case confirmed

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 23, 2020

A 70- 79-year-old female was identified Monday morning as the second patient with a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in Whitman County, according to a press release from Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Health officials are working to identify people who may have been in contact wit...

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...

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