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WSU wraps up arrival testing for students

The student positivity rate was below the five percent positivity mark. Over 4,600 students got tested.
STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter January 22, 2021

All students living, working or otherwise needing to be on campus for spring semester were expected to get a COVID-19 test as they arrived back in Pullman. Beasley Coliseum has been the testing site...

Students return to campus with more choices for in-person classes

Campus visitors and those living in residence halls or on-campus apartments are required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival.
MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter January 18, 2021

A WSU professor spent her winter break setting up her lab full of industry-grade sewing machines, colorful fabrics and socially-distant tables. Manal Shaheen, apparel, merchandising, design and textiles...

Local hospital discusses expansion of taxing district, COVID-19 testing

WSU will collect wastewater samples to detect the spread of COVID-19 on campus and in Pullman.
ALISON PLUNKETT, Evergreen reporter January 9, 2021

The Pullman Regional Hospital Board of Commissioners voted to explore expanding the hospital’s taxing district based on community input and discussed COVID-19 testing methods during their Jan. 6 meeting. Board...

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...

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 10 new positive COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms 10 new positive COVID-19 cases
JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor December 9, 2020

Ten individuals tested positive for COVID-19 today, bringing Whitman County’s running total to 2,496 cases.  Of the new patients, two females and one male are aged 1-19 years, according to a...

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...

Whitman County confirms 44 positive COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms 44 positive COVID-19 cases
JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor December 7, 2020

Forty-four individuals tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Whitman County’s running total to 2,473 cases.  Of the new patients, two females and four males are aged 0-19 years, according to...

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...

WSU will not charge students for COVID-19 testing

WSU will not charge students for COVID-19 testing
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter December 4, 2020

WSU will continue to offer free COVID-19 testing for students at Cougar Health Services and at the National Guard site. Officials decided to bill students’ insurance for tests at CHS earlier this...

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