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University outdoor recreation shop reopens for Phase 3

The WSU Outdoor Recreation Rental Shop partially reopened on Monday. Employees are required to wear face masks and rentals are disinfected after every use.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

June 17, 2020

The WSU Outdoor Recreation Rental Shop partially reopened on Monday, following Whitman County’s approval for Phase 3 of reopening.  Donald Schmit, Rental Shop and Coug Bikes coordinator, said they have employed safety measures to limit the possible spread of disease. Equipment is cleaned and disi...

‘We find ourselves needing to essentially reinvent ourselves’

The Neill Public Library will have books available for curbside pickup starting June 15. Library materials will be disinfected and placed in Ziploc bags.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

June 12, 2020

Neill Public Library will begin its curbside pick-up service June 15, which will be available 1-6 p.m. Monday to Friday. “It's been really interesting for public libraries because we have spent a lifetime positioning ourselves as community-gathering spaces,” said NPL Director Joanna Bailey. “We find ou...

University Recreation plans for Phase 3 reopening

WSU's Student Recreation Center on August 2019. University Recreation facilities are planning to open at 50 percent capacity as Whitman County enters Phase 3.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 12, 2020

Recreational facilities can operate at 50 percent capacity in Phase 3. However, Gov. Jay Inslee has not provided specific requirements for how fitness centers can open safely. WSU's University Recreation staff does not know when facilities like the Student Recreation Center or Chinook Student Cente...

Most remaining businesses now open in Phase 3

Whitman County entered Phase 3 on June 6. Several business are still closed, awaiting opening guidelines from the governor's office.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

June 10, 2020

John Wiesman, Washington's Secretary of Health, approved Whitman County to enter Phase 3 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Safe Start Washington Plan on June 6. Phase 3 allows most remaining closed businesses to reopen once they can meet safety guidelines from the governor’s office.  Whitman County has ...

Pullman businesses adapt to Phase 2 changes

Tawny Szumlas, owner of Rico’s Pub, said employees and customers are following COVID-19 regulations, which includes wearing protection gear like masks.

CHERYL AARNIO and SYDNEY BROWN

May 22, 2020

As Phase 2 kicks off in Pullman, businesses in town must adapt to a new normal. The Safe Start plan for businesses laid out by Gov. Jay Inslee includes specific industry guidelines that businesses must follow in order to reopen, said Pullman Downtown Coordinator Jeanne Weiler. These guidelines include p...

Whitman County approved to enter Phase 2

Whitman County approved to enter Phase 2

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 15, 2020

The Washington State Secretary of Health approved Whitman County’s Phase 2 variance waiver today, which will allow certain businesses to reopen, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center.  Another individual tested positive for COVID-19, according to the press release...

New COVID-19 case confirmed in Whitman County

New COVID-19 case confirmed in Whitman County

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 15, 2020

A new case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in Whitman County on Thursday, which brings the number of confirmed cases to 17.  The patient is a 20-39-year-old female, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. She is stable and isolating at home.  Health officials are working to identify the individual’s close conta...

Whitman County submits waiver for Safe Start Washington Phase 2

Whitman County submits waiver for Safe Start Washington Phase 2

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 13, 2020

Whitman County has not had any new positive cases of COVID-19 since April 22, which means the county is now eligible for a waiver to progress to Phase 2 of Safe Start Washington.  Whitman County has had 16 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 for the last three weeks, according to a press release fro...

City Council discusses Pullman reopening

Mayor Glenn Johnson said the Whitman County Health Department, Whitman County commissioners, and mayors of each city within Whitman County are backing the application for transitioning Whitman County to Phase 2.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

May 13, 2020

Councilmembers addressed the effects of COVID-19 on the city and the possibility of Pullman moving to Phase 2 of reopening during the city council meeting Tuesday. Mayor Glenn Johnson said the Whitman County Health Department, Whitman County commissioners, and mayors of each city within Whitman C...

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