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Students are required to submit proof of vaccination or an exemption request on the Cougar Health Services portal by Sept. 10.

Removal of personal exemption, FDA approval prompts student to get vaccinated

ALEX MCCOLLUM, Evergreen reporter August 26, 2021

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, resulting in a slimming down of acceptable vaccine exemptions at WSU. Originally, WSU allowed...

FDA approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

FDA approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter August 24, 2021

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Monday.  The vaccine will be marketed to people 16 and over to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but will still...

Gov. Jay Inslee said he is not concerned about a mass exodus of education employees refusing to get vaccinated and advised that anyone with concerns about the vaccine should consult their doctor.

COVID-19 mandates return to Washington state

NICK GIBSON, Evergreen reporter August 20, 2021

In a press conference Wednesday, Gov. Jay Inslee announced all Washington K-12 and higher education employees are required to get vaccinated, in addition to reinstating an indoor mask mandate for all Washingtonians. All...

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...

Danielle Ivory, New York Times reporter, said the project tracked COVID-19 data on spreadsheets, maps and charts, including case numbers, mortality rates, vaccine eligibility and more.

WSU professor, Pullmanite recognized for contributions to Pulitzer Prize winning project

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen news editor June 23, 2021

A COVID-19 case tracking project from The New York Times involving contributions from a WSU professor and Pullman native was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service earlier this month. Danielle...

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...

“Anybody coming to campus is still required to attest that they havent 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, Evergreen reporter 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...

International students should reach out to WSU’s Office of International Programs if they are concerned about returning to in-person learning.

Remote learning remains option for students unable to return to campus

MELINA ERNST, Evergreen reporter May 21, 2021

Asynchronous learning options will remain available to WSU students who are not returning to campus for in-person classes this fall.  WSU recommends students who are unable or hesitant to return to...

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...

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

WSU to require proof of vaccination, exemption before fall semester

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter April 28, 2021

WSU students are required to submit proof of vaccination or request exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine to the university before the fall semester in order to attend in-person classes and activities on...

Students living on the WSU Pullman campus can get a vaccine just by showing their CougarCard to Cougar Health Services, said Jill Creighton, dean of students and associate vice president of Campus Life.

WSU experts address student COVID-19 vaccine concerns 

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter April 23, 2021

WSU hosted a student Q&A session covering frequent concerns and questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine Thursday evening. The session was held via Zoom and featured a panel of experts knowledgeable...

Gracyn Holiway, sophomore animal science major, received her first shot April 16. Holiway said she wanted to get the vaccine to keep those around her safe. 

WSU students receive COVID-19 vaccine 

SAYDEE PHOTHIVONGSA, Evergreen reporter April 20, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine is available to anyone over 16 years old in Washington state, and many WSU students have already begun the process of becoming vaccinated. In Whitman County, about 12,900 people,...

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