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Nonprofit distributing free masks to residents

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

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 distributions will be done drive-thru style until 5:30 p.m. Each person will receive two masks. ...

WSU launches new attestation system

Jill Creighton, dean of students and associate vice president of student affairs, said all individuals on WSU-owned property are expected to complete the COVID-19 attestation form.

HUNTER ORCUTT, Evergreen reporter

August 24, 2020

WSU launched a new website to help route students, faculty and guests to a new form needed to gain entrance to all university buildings and facilities.  All individuals visiting or staying on WSU-owned property are expected to complete the COVID-19 attestation form daily, said Jill Creighton, dean of students and as...

The Bookie operates on limited hours

The Bookie will operate at limited hours. The store will be open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

August 17, 2020

The Bookie is implementing safety measures to protect employees and customers from COVID-19, including sneeze guards and counter service.  Erin Svancara, The Bookie general manager, wrote in an email that the store reopened Aug. 10 with reduced hours. It is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and ...

WSU to place disinfectant in classes, common areas during fall

Jason Sampson, assistant director of WSU Environmental Health and Safety, said disinfectant will be placed in every classroom to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

July 15, 2020

Disinfectants will be provided to WSU departments for free to prepare for fall.  Jason Sampson, assistant director of WSU Environmental Health and Safety, said each classroom will have two containers of Alpha HP, one container of disinfectant for electronics and Cougar Clean hand sanitizer. The d...

Free quarantine housing available to Pullman, Colfax residents with COVID-19

Jeff Guyett, Community Action Center executive director, said CAC received a $270,000 grant to help pay for motel rooms, which will be used by positive COVID-19 individuals who need to quarantine.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

July 10, 2020

As students return this fall, a local nonprofit is working to address the need for quarantine facilities that use funding from the state. Jeff Guyett, Community Action Center executive director, said the state’s Department of Commerce awarded the CAC with a $270,000 grant in March. The purpos...

WSU requires employees to complete daily attestation form

The attestation form is available on MyWSU, and it must be be filled out each time before an employee comes to work even if they are working multiple days in a row.

ALANA LACKNER, Evergreen reporter

July 6, 2020

WSU is requiring all employees to complete a COVID-19 Attestation Form before coming into work. The form can be found on MyWSU and has to be filled out each time before an employee comes into work, even if they are working multiple days in a row, according to the Human Resource Services website. ...

Pullman Transit releases safety rules to be implemented Monday

Pullman Transit is limiting the amount of passengers allowed on buses to 10-12. Passengers must also sit only in designated areas.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

July 3, 2020

Pullman Transit announced new rules promoting social distancing that will take effect July 6. Buses will be limited to 10 passengers, according to a document listing the new guidelines. In cases where family members or couples are traveling together, 12 passengers is the maximum. Passengers must sit in d...

The Coug reopens after being closed last Thursday

The Coug reopened on Tuesday after closing last Thursday. Patrons are required to wear masks and practice social distancing.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

July 1, 2020

The Coug reopened yesterday at 11:30 a.m. after its employees were cleared of COVID-19.  The business closed last Thursday because a customer visited the business and then tested positive for COVID-19.  All employees were sent into quarantine so those working the shift during the customer...

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