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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...

Vaccinated guests are not required to wear a mask or follow social distancing guidelines.

Neill Public Library to lift COVID-19 restrictions

VICTORIA GIOMI July 5, 2021

Neill Public Library announced Friday it will lift COVID-19 restrictions and reopen on July 6 with longer hours. The library will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m....

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...

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...

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...

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...

People not wearing masks on campus will be asked to show proof of their fully vaccinated status.

Masks, social distancing no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals, WSU says

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter May 26, 2021

WSU students, employees and visitors will not have to wear masks or practice social distancing on campus if they are fully vaccinated.  People not wearing masks on campus will be asked to show...

“Anybody coming to campus is still required to attest that they haven't been experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, and people still have to wear masks.”

At least 63 percent of classes to be held completely in-person

VICTORIA GIOMI May 26, 2021

WSU Pullman expects to return to some degree of normalcy in the fall with over half of students back on campus and participating in in-person learning.  University Registrar Matthew Zimmerman said...

In Phase 3, indoor social gatherings cannot include more than 10 people. Outdoor gatherings cannot exceed over 50 people.

All counties move to Phase 3 of state reopening plan

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter May 19, 2021

Whitman County moved into Phase 3 of Washington state's COVID-19 reopening plan Tuesday, along with all other counties in the state. The county will remain in Phase 3 until June 30, which is when...

Mask off! Fully vaccinated individuals can go maskless outdoors

Mask off! Fully vaccinated individuals can go maskless outdoors

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter May 14, 2021

Whitman county residents who have been fully vaccinated for at least three weeks no longer have to wear masks outdoors. Fully vaccinated individuals can also be maskless in some indoor public...

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