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Whitman County continues to issue COVID-19 vaccinations in first phase

In a few weeks, the county will move into the first part of Phase 1B.
JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter January 9, 2021

Over 1,000 healthcare workers and older high-risk individuals have received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccinations since Dec. 17. Over 500 more individuals are expected to receive their first dose in...

Whitman County confirms nine new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms nine new COVID-19 cases
CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen deputy news editor December 11, 2020

Nine individuals tested positive for COVID-19, which brings Whitman County’s total to 2,520 cases. Of the new cases, two females and two males are aged 20-39 years, according to a press release from...

Company creates way to detect COVID-19 earlier

“We’re catching people long before they feel sick typically, and that reduces the number of people in the duration of exposure,” said Ethan Adams, CEO of Veterinary Medical Research & Development.
ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter December 11, 2020

Pullman’s Veterinary Medical Research & Development is conducting a new method to collect COVID-19 samples using previously worn face masks. The sample collection allows for early detection...

Whitman County confirms 15 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms 15 new COVID-19 cases
CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen deputy news editor December 10, 2020

Fifteen individuals tested positive for COVID-19, which brings the county’s running total to 2,511 cases. Of the new cases, one female and one male are aged 0-19 years, according to a press release...

Students required to get tested for COVID-19 upon arrival to campus in spring

Students will receive test results within 48 hours.
ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter December 10, 2020

Students coming to campus in spring will be required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival at Beasley Coliseum.  “If students are living in a residence hall or on-campus apartment, they will be...

University officials describe freshmen move-in protocols

Students taking courses in professional health science careers like medicine, pharmacy and veterinary medicine are excluded from the NRC grade option because of accreditation issues, WSU Provost Elizabeth Chilton said.
ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen reporter December 10, 2020

WSU officials discussed the "No Record, COVID" grade option, arrival testing for students in the spring and vaccine distribution during a COVID-19 town hall on Wednesday. The university adopted a new...

Food pantry, go-bags available to students during winter break

Students can request food, safe-sex supplies and sanitary products in their go-bag for pickup or delivery.
ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter December 10, 2020

Students struggling with food insecurity will have in-person access to WSU’s Office for Access and Opportunity Food Pantry, and can also request go-bags for pickup or delivery over winter break.  The...

Whitman County, WSU to request for national guard to stay in town

The Federal Emergency Management Agency pays for personnel costs associated with the guard, including salaries, housing and food. WSU covers the cost of processing tests, which is worth about $100 each.
ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen reporter December 10, 2020

WSU is working with the Whitman County Public Health Department to file a request for the Army National Guard to remain in Pullman after the semester ends. The request will be submitted to the Washington...

Whitman County confirms 13 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms 13 new COVID-19 cases
CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen deputy news editor December 8, 2020

Thirteen individuals tested positive for COVID-19, which brings Whitman County’s total number of cases to 2,486. Of the new cases, four females and one male are aged 0-19 years, according to a press...

Hillside, CUB marketplaces likely to remain closed in spring

The Hillside and CUB Marketplaces closed Nov. 20.
TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter December 7, 2020

The Hillside and CUB marketplaces are unlikely to reopen during spring.  The marketplaces closed Nov. 20 because of budget constraints caused by COVID-19, said Jaqui LaCroix, associate manager for...

Whitman County confirms 29 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms 29 new COVID-19 cases
CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen deputy news editor December 4, 2020

Twenty-nine individuals tested positive for COVID-19, which raises Whitman County’s running total number of cases to 2,429. Of the new cases, three females and one male are aged 0-19 years, according...

Resident advisers face challenges

Resident advisers have to enforce the policy that residents wear masks, but it caused conflict between residents and RAs.
ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter December 4, 2020

WSU resident advisers struggled to find a balance between being a mentor and a friend to their residents this semester because of COVID-19. The pandemic presented many challenges for RAs. One of the...

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