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County’s COVID-19 case total continues to rise

County's COVID-19 case total continues to rise

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

August 27, 2020

Forty-one new individuals tested positive for COVID-19, raising Whitman County’s total to 342 cases.  Of the new patients, six females and four males are aged 1-19 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Thirty-one patients are aged 20-39 years. Eighteen are female and 13 are male. All patients are stable and self-isolatin...

Whitman County’s COVID-19 total breaks 300 cases

Whitman County's COVID-19 total breaks 300 cases

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

August 26, 2020

Forty individuals tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Whitman County’s case total to 301.  Of the new cases, 11 females and two males are aged 1-19 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Twenty-seven patients are aged 20-39 years. Eighteen are femal...

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, ...

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...

County’s COVID-19 total passes 250 cases

County's COVID-19 total passes 250 cases

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

August 25, 2020

Forty-nine individuals tested positive for COVID-19 today, raising Whitman County’s total to 261 cases.  Of the new patients, seven females and one male are aged 1-19 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Forty patients are aged 20-39 years; 17 are females and 23 are males. Another patient is male aged 40-59 years. All pati...

Total COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Total COVID-19 cases continue to rise

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

August 24, 2020

Thirty-nine individuals tested positive for COVID-19 in Whitman County, raising the case total to 211.  Of the new cases, 10 females and three males are aged 1-19 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Twenty-six patients are aged 20-39 years; 12 are females and 14 are males. They are all stable and self-isolating.  ...

Pullman school district to start courses with distance learning

Pullman Public Schools begin instruction Aug. 26 via distance delivery. Classes will be synchronous and asynchronous.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

August 24, 2020

Pullman Public Schools is moving to a distance-learning format for the start of the school year on Aug. 26, following a recommendation from the Whitman County Public Health Department.  The Whitman County Health Department will support hybrid learning or in-person learning for the school district ...

Officials urge students to follow COVID-19 restrictions after 30 individuals test positive

Officials urge students to follow COVID-19 restrictions after 30 individuals test positive

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

August 22, 2020

Whitman County’s confirmed COVID-19 case total reached 172 on Saturday after 30 individuals tested positive for the virus.  All 30 individuals are aged 20-39 years. Fifteen individuals are male and 15 are female, according to Saturday’s press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operation...

Residence hall closed for student isolation

McEachern Residence Hall is serving as a quarantine zone for students who have symptoms of COVID-19 or return from high transmission areas.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

August 17, 2020

WSU designated the McEachern Residence Hall as a quarantine and isolation zone for students.  Jill Creighton, dean of students and associate vice president of student affairs, said the units are available to students who live on campus and need to isolate. They will face no extra housing charges...

COVID-19 case total in Whitman County rises to 127

COVID-19 case total in Whitman County rises to 127

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

August 13, 2020

Whitman County received five new positive COVID-19 tests this week, raising the county’s total to 127 confirmed cases.  One male aged 30-39 years tested positive today, according to a press release from Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. He is stable and self-isolating.  Two males aged 1-19 years tested positive Wednesday, according to a press release. Bot...

Weekend COVID-19 cases bring Whitman County’s total to 122

Weekend COVID-19 cases bring Whitman County's total to 122

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

August 10, 2020

Whitman County received eight positive COVID-19 tests over the weekend, bringing the county’s total case count to 122. Seven individuals tested positive for the virus on Sunday, according to a press release from Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Of the seven, five patients are male and two are female. Two males are aged 1-19 years. Three males and one female are aged...

Whitman County’s total COVID-19 cases increases to 114

Whitman County’s total COVID-19 cases increases to 114

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

August 7, 2020

Whitman County received 19 more reports of positive COVID-19 tests this week, which brings the county’s total case count to 114.  Nine cases were confirmed today, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Of the nine, seven patients are female and two are male. Two females and one male are aged 1-19 years. Four females are...

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