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Whitman County to remain in Phase 2

Whitman County to remain in Phase 2

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter May 4, 2021

Whitman County will stay in Phase 2 of the state’s COVID-19 reopening plan for at least the next two weeks.  All counties in Washington will remain in their current phases as part of a “two...

Whitman, Cowlitz and Pierce counties will roll back to Phase 2 starting April 16.

Whitman County rolls back to Phase 2

STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter April 12, 2021

Whitman County will move back to Phase 2 starting April 16, which will result in businesses operating at 25 percent capacity indoors. Cowlitz County and Pierce County will also move back to Phase 2,...

Wearing masks and social distancing helps mitigate the spread of the virus and will allow the university to open up at a faster rate, said Phil Weiler, WSU vice president for marketing and communications. 

WSU prepares for in-person fall experience

KIARA DOYAL, Evergreen reporter March 1, 2021

With Washington state recently moving into Phase 2, the university is planning and preparing for an in-person experience for this fall.  Phase 2 will allow the university to have more in-person...

Worship services, retail stores and personal services remain operating at 25% capacity.

Whitman County moves to Phase 2

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter February 15, 2021

Indoor dining is now open at 25 percent capacity as Whitman County moves into Phase 2 of the Healthy Washington reopening plan.  As of yesterday, the entire state is in Phase 2 of the reopening...

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

University outdoor recreation shop reopens for Phase 3

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...

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

‘We find ourselves needing to essentially reinvent ourselves’

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...

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.

University Recreation plans for Phase 3 reopening

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...

Individuals can check their eligibility and sign up for vaccinations on the state’s newly launched Phase Finder website.

Most remaining businesses now open in Phase 3

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...

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

Pullman businesses adapt to Phase 2 changes

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...

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...

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 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...

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