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Contact tracers work to minimize potential virus spread

WSU trained seven contact tracers to assist the Whitman County Health Department.

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

August 26, 2020

Contact tracers have been working more to keep up with the recent surge of COVID-19 cases among WSU students. There have been 119 new cases since Aug. 22 with 97 of those cases in individuals between 20-39 years old. Tracking and preventing the spread of COVID-19 by identifying people who may have b...

Officials share concerns about COVID-19 patients

Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston said first responders need to know where COVID-19 patients are located so responders can protect themselves from potential exposure.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

April 2, 2020

As the health department in Whitman County continues to provide updates on confirmed COVID-19 cases, Pullman officials questioned its reasoning behind not releasing any identifying information during the online city council meeting Tuesday night. Councilmember Brandon Chapman said he knows of other counties that...

County temporarily closes certain offices to public

The offices that are closed until further notice include the Auditor’s Office, the Elections Office, the Assessor’s Office and the County Clerk’s Office, according to a press release from March 22.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

March 24, 2020

Several Whitman County offices have closed for public availability due to COVID-19 precautions.  The offices that are closed until further notice include the Auditor’s Office, the Elections Office, the Assessor’s Office and the County Clerk’s Office, according to a press release from March ...

First confirmed case of COVID-19 in Whitman County

First confirmed case of COVID-19 in Whitman County

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 22, 2020

The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Whitman County was identified Sunday morning, said Troy Henderson, director of Whitman County Health Department. The patient is a woman in her 20s and is in good health, Henderson said.  According to a press release from Whitman County Emergency Operations Center, t...

Beating the risks of spring break celebration

Beating the risks of spring break celebration

LUKE HUDSON and ANNIKA ZEIGLER

March 12, 2020

White sandy beaches, free laundry service and all-you-can-eat home cooking. These delights and more might await WSU students as they prepare for a week of solace and excitement during spring break. But the chance at fun and relaxation is only half the journey. First, students have to get to where...

Council discusses economic development

Jennifer Hackman discusses zones of industrial and residential development throughout Pullman on Tuesday night at Pullman City Hall.

JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen reporter

March 11, 2020

The Pullman City Council discussed Pullman’s economic developments and the health department’s response to the COVID-19 coronavirus at its meeting Tuesday. Jennifer Hackman, Pullman economic development manager, said there is some seasonality to Pullman’s economy because of the large percentag...

No confirmed COVID-19 cases in Whitman County

No confirmed COVID-19 cases in Whitman County

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

March 10, 2020

11:58 a.m., March 11 Update: There are still no confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 11:58 a.m., Wednesday. The Whitman County Public Health Department has not confirmed any cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the county. Troy Henderson, director of Whitman County Public Health, said it is likel...

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