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WSU researchers test environmental samples for coronavirus genetic material

Humans and other animals shed coronavirus particles when they are infected. These particles are spread throughout the shedder's environment.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

June 22, 2020

Testing environmental samples for pieces of RNA, the single-stranded genetic material of coronaviruses, may help WSU researchers determine how long the virus can persist outside a host.  Researchers will collect samples of wastewater, soil and stormwater from both urban and rural areas in Washington and ...

Researchers use math, computers to model spread of COVID-19

WSU researchers are using computational epidemiology to model the spread of COVID-19.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

June 8, 2020

Eric Lofgren and other researchers in his lab at WSU are using computational epidemiology — a combination of computer simulations and complex mathematics — to model the spread of diseases, like COVID-19, in certain populations. Lofgren, assistant professor in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Heal...

WSU develops its own hand sanitizer

WSU develops its own hand sanitizer

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 8, 2020

WSU Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) is making “Cougar Clean,” an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that will help combat the hand sanitizer shortage and protect essential university workers.  Jason Sampson, assistant director of Environmental Services, Public Health and Sustainability, ...

Public services change in wake of COVID-19

Library Director Joanna Bailey says the library will be able to sign people up for library cards over the phone and all online resources remain available.

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...

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