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Effective on April 16, Whitman, Pierce and Cowlitz counties will remain in Phase 2 for the next three weeks until reevaluation on May 3. 

WSU’s plans for in-person fall semester remains

MELINA ERNST, Evergreen reporter April 14, 2021

WSU still plans to hold in-person classes this fall, despite Whitman County’s recent roll back to Phase 2 of the state’s Healthy Washington COVID-19 reopening plan. Gov. Jay Inslee announced Monday...

WSU Pullman has 29 active COVID-19 cases

WSU Pullman has 29 active COVID-19 cases

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor April 13, 2021

As of April 10, WSU Pullman has 29 active COVID-19 cases and a running total of 2,689 positive tests. All 29 cases are students, according to the WSU COVID-19 Dashboard. WSU Pullman has conducted 40,779...

Whitman, Cowlitz and Pierce counties will roll back to Phase 2 starting April 16.

Whitman County rolls back to Phase 2

STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter April 12, 2021

Whitman County will move back to Phase 2 starting April 16, which will result in businesses operating at 25 percent capacity indoors. Cowlitz County and Pierce County will also move back to Phase 2,...

Palouse Medical administers over 4,000 vaccines since December

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter April 9, 2021

After administering over 4,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses since December, Palouse Medical continues to hold vaccination clinics for members of the community.  Palouse Medical received its first vaccines...

High levels of stress can cause early labor, so babies do not fully develop. Pregnant women feel they have lost the support systems they used to have, such as new parent support groups.

Pregnant women more stressed during pandemic

ANNE-MARIE GREGGS, Evergreen reporter April 8, 2021

Pregnant women felt more stressed during the pandemic because of their fear of contracting COVID-19 as well as normal stress brought about by pregnancy, WSU researchers found. High levels of stress...

Michael Letko, assistant professor for the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, works in his lab. He is part of a team that is working to determine which coronaviruses can infect humans.

Researchers create coronavirus database

KASSANDRA VOGEL, Evergreen reporter April 8, 2021

WSU researchers have developed a database to group and organize coronaviruses that may help with pandemic preparedness in the future. The database contains data about thousands of coronaviruses, many...

During a pandemic, there is a lot of uncertainty. This leads to a lack of trust in a vaccine because people may have questions about how the vaccine was created or think it might be dangerous.

Good doctor-patient relationships increase vaccination rates during pandemics

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter April 8, 2021

People who talk with their doctors during a pandemic are more likely to get vaccinated, according to researchers from WSU and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Researchers analyzed people’s...

WSU Pullman has 87 active COVID-19 cases

WSU Pullman has 87 active COVID-19 cases

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen news editor April 6, 2021

As of April 4, WSU Pullman has 87 active COVID-19 cases and a running total of 2,647 positive tests. Only one of the 87 active cases is an employee, according to the WSU COVID-19 Dashboard. WSU Pullman...

The Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center is providing board games, TVs and various educational opportunities for students to use while they are there.

Cultural center reopens as new hub for students

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter April 6, 2021

The Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center officially reopened March 30 to provide students with an inclusive, fun and safe space to hang out.  “We are calling it HOMAGO, which means hang out, mess around...

Students hope for in-person classes next semester and for more opportunities to be involved on campus.

WSU students agree that in-person classes are the best way to learn

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter April 6, 2021

While COVID-19 has affected all college students pretty negatively, students in every year have experienced going to school throughout the pandemic differently. Ashley Earp, freshman criminal justice...

Limits on outdoor gatherings imposed yesterday

Limits on outdoor gatherings imposed yesterday

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter April 3, 2021

Pullman residents are not allowed to host outdoor gatherings with more than 10 people.  If residents do gather, they must wear masks and maintain six-feet of distance, according to a press release...

Misinformation is difficult to navigate because there are often elements of truth embedded throughout the rest of the information, said Erica Austin, WSU professor and director of the Murrow Center for Media and Health Promotion Research.

WSU faculty member speaks on COVID-19 misinformation

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter April 2, 2021

According to one WSU faculty member, misinformation is a prominent factor of the pandemic and has ultimately determined many people’s decisions about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. The problem is...

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