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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...

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...

Though we may feel stuck in our dorms and residence halls, RAs and administrators are working hard to help us feel connected.

Life on campus is what you make of it, even during pandemic

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen columnist June 7, 2021

Ever since our lives were interrupted by COVID-19 over a year ago, it feels like there is so much out of our control. From our health to our finances to our academics, much of the past year has been...

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...

“We have been really great stewards of our curriculum budget over the years because we knew something like this was coming.”

Pullman school board reviews student recovery plan, new ELA curriculum

MELINA ERNST, Evergreen reporter May 27, 2021

Members of the Pullman Public Schools board unanimously approved the district's Academic and Student Well-Being Recovery Plan during a meeting Wednesday evening.  The Washington State Office of Superintendent...

People not wearing masks on campus will be asked to show proof of their fully vaccinated status.

Masks, social distancing no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals, WSU says

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter May 26, 2021

WSU students, employees and visitors will not have to wear masks or practice social distancing on campus if they are fully vaccinated.  People not wearing masks on campus will be asked to show...

“Anybody coming to campus is still required to attest that they haven't 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 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...

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

Children aged 12 to 15 years eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter May 14, 2021

Whitman county residents aged 12-15 years are now eligible to receive Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.  Chris Skidmore, deputy director of Whitman County Public Health, said the county has some plans...

Trust and well-being are related. When students feel confident and connected, they are more likely to enjoy the benefits of their college experience.

Students’ trust in college depends on leadership

ANNE-MARIE GREGGS, Evergreen reporter April 22, 2021

Students’ level of trust in a college can impact overall educational experience, WSU researchers found. The research found that trust can influence whether a student will finish college as well as...

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