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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...

Whitman County to remain in Phase 2

Whitman County to remain in Phase 2

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter May 4, 2021

Whitman County will stay in Phase 2 of the state’s COVID-19 reopening plan for at least the next two weeks.  All counties in Washington will remain in their current phases as part of a “two...

Butch's Den is located on the lower level of the Compton Union Building.

WSU spring COVID-19 testing ends today

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen managing editor April 27, 2021

Today is the last day for spring WSU student, faculty and staff COVID-19 testing. Those in need of a test can go to Butch's Den on the lower level of the Compton Union Building from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m....

Phil Weiler, WSU vice president for marketing and communications, said wastewater testing has proved to be helpful. There is currently less than a one percent COVID-19 positivity rate on the WSU Pullman campus. 

WSU researchers test wastewater for COVID-19

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter February 22, 2021

WSU researchers are testing wastewater from the Pullman campus to detect traces of COVID-19.  “We are testing nine facilities on campus, most of these are the residence halls that have people,...

WSU’s COVID-19 respiratory care center is located in Bustad Hall, on the east side of campus.

COVID-19 respiratory center available to WSU students

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor February 4, 2021

Cougar Health Services opened a new respiratory facility to treat WSU students who have more severe COVID-19 symptoms. For students to receive care at the facility, they need to be evaluated via telecommunication...

Since Sept. 2, WSU Pullman has conducted 27,819 COVID-19 tests for students through its testing program, according to the COVID-19 dashboard.

WSU Pullman has 2,016 total positive COVID-19 cases

STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter January 29, 2021

WSU Pullman has had a COVID-19 test percent positivity rate of 1.8 percent within the past two weeks. As of Jan. 27, the university has 46 positive active COVID-19 cases. 38 students and eight employees...

Guy Palmer, regents professor of pathology and infectious diseases, said he hopes the dashboard will help mitigate the spread of the virus within the WSU community, as well as provide transparency to the community about the number of cases.

WSU creates new COVID-19 dashboard

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter January 29, 2021

WSU recently created a COVID-19 dashboard that allows students, staff and community members to get a better look at case numbers and other related data.  The dashboard shows positivity rates, positive...

The student positivity rate was below the five percent positivity mark. Over 4,600 students got tested.

WSU wraps up arrival testing for students

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...

Campus visitors and those living in residence halls or on-campus apartments are required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival.

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

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor 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...

WSU will collect wastewater samples to detect the spread of COVID-19 on campus and in Pullman.

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

ALISON PLUNKETT 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 reporter 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 will receive test results within 48 hours.

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

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...

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