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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

As we are coming back from spring break, we have the option to ditch our masks in dorms, dining halls and classes. However, is it all as great as it seems?

OPINION: New mask guidance has some flaws

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor March 24, 2022

When I walked out of my room on Monday morning without a mask on, it felt strange. Part of me felt like someone was going to remind me to put one on, and part of me felt like I should have had one with...

Are colleges in this region ready for the end of mask mandates? Onlt time will tell.

OPINION: Saying goodbye to an old friend – my face mask

JORDAN AHLSTEDT, Evergreen columnist March 10, 2022

Are you sick and tired of hearing about COVID-19 in the news? Well, you are not alone. But here I am writing about it anyway.  The day we never thought would come is here. The mask mandate will...

We are now in a position where life can somewhat resume as we once knew it. However, some are not ready for the return.

Ill effects of illness

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor November 8, 2021

I want to preface my words by saying I am not an anti-masker, anti-vaxxer or a COVID-19 denier. The pandemic is still going on, and until it reaches endemic levels, it is important to keep safety in mind. On...

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 roots editor 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...

The drought advisory could become an emergency advisory later in the summer if Eastern Washington does not receive any precipitation.

Washington State Department of Ecology warns of potential for wildfires

VICTORIA GIOMI, Evergreen reporter June 30, 2021

The Washington State Department of Ecology and others recently made several recommendations to mitigate the impact of this year’s fire season. “Whitman County [is] between three and six inches below...

COVID-19 restrictions to be lifted, state reopening

COVID-19 restrictions to be lifted, state reopening

VICTORIA GIOMI, Evergreen reporter 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...

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...

Masks could serve as useful following the pandemic.

OPINION: Masks should be normalized after pandemic ends

GRACE LAPIERRE February 4, 2021

A mask is now on the checklist with phones, wallets and keys when prepping to leave the house. But when the pandemic passes and we are no longer required to wear masks, I hope it remains acceptable...

Resident advisers have to enforce the policy that residents wear masks, but it caused conflict between residents and RAs.

Resident advisers face challenges

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...

Free masks will be distributed from 3:30-5:30 p.m. today at the Pioneer Center.

Nonprofit distributing free masks to residents

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter August 25, 2020

Rural Resources, a nonprofit organization, is distributing masks to residents at 3:30 p.m. today at the Pioneer Center at 240 SE Dexter St. Melissa Johnson, Rural Resources lead case manager, said mask...

The Student Recreation Center opened last week with safety measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Chinook will reopen Aug. 15.

Student facilities director outlines safety measures for reopening

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter July 24, 2020

The Student Recreation Center implemented safety guidelines to protect students and staff upon its reopening. Everyone must wear a mask or cloth face covering to enter all indoor and outdoor facilities...

The Community Action Center is giving residents free cloth masks. Masks are required to be worn while in public, according to a statewide order.

Community food bank offers free masks to residents

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief July 8, 2020

The Community Action Center will be distributing 12,000 free cloth masks to the community. CAC is located at 350 Fairmount Drive and distribution will occur from now until masks run out. Individuals...

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