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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, ...

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...

The Coug shuts down after customer tests positive for COVID-19

The Coug will be closed indefinitely after a customer was confirmed with having COVID-19.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

June 26, 2020

The Coug closed indefinitely after a customer tested positive for the virus. Lance Lijewski, social media manager of The Coug, said the business shut down operations immediately and are taking measures behind the scenes to ensure employees did not contract the virus.  The business does not ...

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...

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