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Whitman County confirms nine new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms nine new COVID-19 cases
CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen deputy news editor December 11, 2020

Nine individuals tested positive for COVID-19, which brings Whitman County’s total to 2,520 cases. Of the new cases, two females and two males are aged 20-39 years, according to a press release from...

Faculty Senate resists million-dollar commitment to athletics

Faculty Senators have been concerned about WSU paying Pac-12 annual membership fees starting in fiscal year 2022.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter December 11, 2020

WSU Faculty Senators expressed concerns during a meeting Thursday that a proposed $2 million to $3 million commitment to help resolve the Athletics budget deficit could harm academic quality.  Budget...

Company creates way to detect COVID-19 earlier

“We’re catching people long before they feel sick typically, and that reduces the number of people in the duration of exposure,” said Ethan Adams, CEO of Veterinary Medical Research & Development.
ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter December 11, 2020

Pullman’s Veterinary Medical Research & Development is conducting a new method to collect COVID-19 samples using previously worn face masks. The sample collection allows for early detection...

New Garden Restaurant to reopen soon

The restaurant temporarily closed because of Gov. Jay Inslee’s mandates. It will offer take out when it reopens.
TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter December 11, 2020

The owners of New Garden Restaurant plan to reopen Jan. 1 after being closed since mid-October. The establishment temporarily closed because of Gov. Jay Inslee’s mandates, said Kevin Lam, the restaurant...

Whitman County confirms 15 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms 15 new COVID-19 cases
CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen deputy news editor 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...

Zoom recordings will be deleted after six months

Before this change, the recordings were stored for nine months. Now, they are saved for six months to decrease the number of Zoom recordings stored in the WSU cloud.
ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen reporter December 9, 2020

WSU Zoom recordings stored in the cloud will be deleted if they are more than six months old. Prior to this new policy, Zoom recordings were deleted after nine months, said Corey Oglesby, communications...

Whitman County confirms 13 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms 13 new COVID-19 cases
CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen deputy news editor December 8, 2020

Thirteen individuals tested positive for COVID-19, which brings Whitman County’s total number of cases to 2,486. Of the new cases, four females and one male are aged 0-19 years, according to a press...

Whitman County confirms 29 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms 29 new COVID-19 cases
CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen deputy news editor December 4, 2020

Twenty-nine individuals tested positive for COVID-19, which raises Whitman County’s running total number of cases to 2,429. Of the new cases, three females and one male are aged 0-19 years, according...

WSU will not charge students for COVID-19 testing

WSU will not charge students for COVID-19 testing
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter December 4, 2020

WSU will continue to offer free COVID-19 testing for students at Cougar Health Services and at the National Guard site. Officials decided to bill students’ insurance for tests at CHS earlier this...

Resident advisers face challenges

Resident advisers have to enforce the policy that residents wear masks, but it caused conflict between residents and RAs.
ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter December 4, 2020

WSU resident advisers struggled to find a balance between being a mentor and a friend to their residents this semester because of COVID-19. The pandemic presented many challenges for RAs. One of the...

Whitman County confirms 23 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms 23 new COVID-19 cases
CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen deputy news editor December 3, 2020

Twenty-three individuals tested positive for COVID-19, which brings Whitman County’s running total number of cases to 2,400. Of the new cases, two females and two males are aged 0-19 years, according...

Small businesses to receive $500,000 from county

Some of the businesses that are eligible to receive the money are restaurants, bars, fitness facilities and bowling alleys.
ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen reporter December 2, 2020

Whitman County will distribute $500,000 to small businesses impacted by the latest COVID-19 safety and health state regulations.  Businesses eligible to receive the money are restaurants, bars, fitness...

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