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Spike in COVID-19 cases causes uncertainty, shutdowns for local businesses

Don’s Midway Grocery plans to reopen when there are fewer COVID-19 cases.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

August 26, 2020

Several local businesses closed or adjusted hours after Whitman County Public Health reported more than 100 positive cases of COVID-19 within four days. This follows several warnings from WSU and local public health officials that Pullman has become a coronavirus hot spot.  Don’s Midway Grocery closed indefinitely, ...

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.


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...

Several Pullman bars switch to delivery, to-go only systems

Rico's Pub Owner Tawny Szumlas says to-go orders spike around lunch and dinnertime but are low for the rest of the day.

JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen reporter

March 25, 2020

Local restaurants and bars in Pullman have had to look for ways to deal with COVID-19 after the governor ordered that restaurants no longer serve customers in-store. Many of them are switching to to-go only or delivery-only service. Travis O’Dell, owner of The Land, said they were closed all of last ...

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