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The student positivity rate was below the five percent positivity mark. Over 4,600 students got tested.

WSU wraps up arrival testing for students

STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter January 22, 2021

All students living, working or otherwise needing to be on campus for spring semester were expected to get a COVID-19 test as they arrived back in Pullman. Beasley Coliseum has been the testing site...

WSU will not charge students for COVID-19 testing

WSU will not charge students for COVID-19 testing

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief 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...

Students living on campus, athletes and employees will have to be tested upon arrival in Pullman.

WSU to test students arriving on campus, increase housing next semester

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter November 19, 2020

WSU officials discussed plans for spring semester COVID-19 testing, housing availability, spring classes and COVID-19 research at a town hall Nov. 18. Spring semester The university will implement...

As of Monday, the National Guard has administered 3,226 COVID-19 tests for students, faculty members and staff.

National Guard to stay longer

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen managing editor November 19, 2020

The National Guard will stay in Pullman to help with COVID-19 testing one month longer than expected, until Dec. 17. The extended date will increase testing capacity for WSU and enable students to...

WSU will test wastewater samples from residence halls. In dorms that show high levels of viral activity from the samples, residents will be required to get tested for COVID-19, said Phil Weiler, WSU vice president for marketing and communications.

WSU rolls out spring COVID-19 testing plan

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief November 11, 2020

WSU will use a four-part testing strategy to test students living in residence halls and employees working on campus for COVID-19 in the spring. The first step in the plan is mandatory arrival testing,...

WSU announced last week that there would be no traditional spring break this year. The announcement experienced mixed reactions across social media, with some approving of the decision and others criticizing the administration’s lack of communication with students.

Students react to spring break cancelation

MATT HOLM October 22, 2020

WSU’s decision to modify the schedule for spring semester has left many students feeling displeased with university officials. “I push 18 credits a semester," said Christian Shaffer, senior double...

WSU officials say the decision to cancel spring break is a preemptive measure against COVID-19.

WSU officials explain spring break decision

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter October 22, 2020

WSU officials discussed the decision to cancel spring break and delay the start of spring semester, increased availability on-campus testing as well as COVID-19-related research at an Oct. 21 COVID-19...

As of Tuesday, the county has confirmed a total of 1,551 COVID-19 cases, according to the Whitman County Public Health website. Age groups 1-19 and 20-39 years make up 1,221 cases. It is unknown how many of those individuals are WSU students and how many are non-students.

COVID-19 cases are rising among non-student adult population, according to WSU-issued letter

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter October 14, 2020

The number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase in Whitman County among college-aged individuals, as is the number of cases among non-student populations, according to a letter WSU issued last week.  As...

People with doctor’s orders can get tested at PRH from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Testing costs $150, with or without insurance.

Local hospital will conduct COVID-19 testing for people with doctor’s orders only

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief October 7, 2020

Pullman Regional Hospital will only see patients referred by physicians for COVID-19 testing because of WSU’s increased testing efforts. Jeannie Eylar, PRH chief clinical officer, said the hospital’s...

Whitman County's COVID-19 total passes 1,400 cases

Whitman County’s COVID-19 total passes 1,400 cases

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter October 5, 2020

Forty-nine individuals tested positive for COVID-19 since Friday, bringing Whitman County’s total to 1,403 cases.  Of the new patients, 10 females and 11 males are aged 1-19 years, according to a...

The National Guard sets up for COVID-19 testing at the Steptoe apartments on the WSU campus Sept. 8, 2020.

WSU offering COVID-19 testing to employees

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter October 2, 2020

Voluntary, asymptomatic, free COVID-19 testing is available on-campus for WSU employees until Nov. 20 without need for an appointment. Student employees are not eligible to be tested, said Phil Weiler,...

WSU’S COVID-19 testing sites moved to the entrance of Beasley Coliseum due to wildfire smoke on campus Tuesday. The testing at Beasley is being conducted by the National Guard and is free for all WSU students. Testing is available on site 12-6 p.m. through Friday.

WSU students’ attempt to return to normal is ‘fueling the epidemic’

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief September 17, 2020

Despite local restrictions on social gatherings and WSU’s switch to distance learning, Pullman currently has the second greatest daily COVID-19 case average by population in the U.S.  In the last...

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