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WSU Football Coach Nick Rolovich attends Pac-12 Media Day virtually.

WSU head coach addresses decision to remain unvaccinated during Pac-12 Media Day

AARIK LONG, Evergreen copy editor July 28, 2021

With Pac-12 Media Day in the books, WSU head football coach Nick Rolovich’s statements to the media regarding his vaccination status was the highlight for Cougar fans. The head coach faced more questions...

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...

The development team is considering using the retail spaces as a grocery store, fast food restaurant, wine tasting room, and hair and nail salon.

Housing, retail facilities to be built on Terre View Drive

SAYDEE PHOTHIVONGSA, Evergreen reporter June 28, 2021

Construction on a new apartment complex with several amenities began around a month ago near the WSU water tower on NE Terre View Drive.  WSU leased 18.6 acres of property to CP Sagamore University...

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...

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...

From noon to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday from June 22 to August 12 meals are available for pick up at 510 NW Greyhound Way.

Pullman Public Schools to offer free “grab and go” meals

MELINA ERNST, Evergreen reporter June 4, 2021

Pullman Public Schools will begin its free summer meal program on June 14.  All children between one and 18 years old are eligible to receive free "grab and go" breakfast and lunches. The program...

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...

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