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WSU Pullman has 26 active COVID-19 cases

WSU Pullman has 26 active COVID-19 cases

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor April 26, 2021

As of April 22, WSU Pullman has 26 active COVID-19 cases and a running total of 2,731 positive tests. One of the 26 cases is a WSU employee, according to the WSU COVID-19 Dashboard. WSU Pullman has...

WSU Pullman has 13 active COVID-19 cases

WSU Pullman has 13 active COVID-19 cases

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen news editor April 19, 2021

As of April 15, WSU Pullman has 13 active COVID-19 cases and a running total of 2,700 positive tests. One of the 13 cases is a WSU employee, according to the WSU COVID-19 Dashboard.  WSU Pullman...

Effective on April 16, Whitman, Pierce and Cowlitz counties will remain in Phase 2 for the next three weeks until reevaluation on May 3. 

WSU’s plans for in-person fall semester remains

MELINA ERNST, Evergreen reporter April 14, 2021

WSU still plans to hold in-person classes this fall, despite Whitman County’s recent roll back to Phase 2 of the state’s Healthy Washington COVID-19 reopening plan. Gov. Jay Inslee announced Monday...

WSU Pullman has 29 active COVID-19 cases

WSU Pullman has 29 active COVID-19 cases

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor April 13, 2021

As of April 10, WSU Pullman has 29 active COVID-19 cases and a running total of 2,689 positive tests. All 29 cases are students, according to the WSU COVID-19 Dashboard. WSU Pullman has conducted 40,779...

WSU Pullman has 87 active COVID-19 cases

WSU Pullman has 87 active COVID-19 cases

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen news editor April 6, 2021

As of April 4, WSU Pullman has 87 active COVID-19 cases and a running total of 2,647 positive tests. Only one of the 87 active cases is an employee, according to the WSU COVID-19 Dashboard. WSU Pullman...

Guy Palmer, regents professor of pathology and infectious diseases, said he hopes the dashboard will help mitigate the spread of the virus within the WSU community, as well as provide transparency to the community about the number of cases.

WSU creates new COVID-19 dashboard

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter January 29, 2021

WSU recently created a COVID-19 dashboard that allows students, staff and community members to get a better look at case numbers and other related data.  The dashboard shows positivity rates, positive...

Chris Skidmore, interim director of Whitman County Public Health said he is hoping to scale up the clinics to meet the need for about 1,000 to 1,500 vaccinations per day.

WSU, Whitman County planning for mass vaccination sites

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter January 29, 2021

WSU could possibly serve as a mass vaccination site as Whitman County moves through the vaccination phases.   University officials have submitted a request to Washington state asking permission...

Whitman County confirms three deaths, 91 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms three deaths, 91 new COVID-19 cases

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor January 23, 2021

Whitman County confirmed three new COVID-19-related deaths, which brings the county’s total number of deaths to 37. From Jan. 16-22, 91 individuals tested positive for COVID-19. This raises Whitman...

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

Whitman County enters Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccination distribution process

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter January 20, 2021

Whitman County, along with the rest of Washington state, entered the first tier of Phase 1B in its COVID-19 vaccination distribution process.  Individuals eligible for vaccination include anyone...

Whitman County confirms one death, 88 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms one death, 88 new COVID-19 cases

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen news editor January 17, 2021

Whitman County confirmed one new COVID-19-related death on Jan. 15, which brings the county’s total number of deaths to 34. From Jan. 9-15, 88 individuals tested positive for COVID-19. This raises...

In a few weeks, the county will move into the first part of Phase 1B.

Whitman County continues to issue COVID-19 vaccinations in first phase

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter January 9, 2021

Over 1,000 healthcare workers and older high-risk individuals have received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccinations since Dec. 17. Over 500 more individuals are expected to receive their first dose in...

The Federal Emergency Management Agency pays for personnel costs associated with the guard, including salaries, housing and food. WSU covers the cost of processing tests, which is worth about $100 each.

Whitman County, WSU to request for national guard to stay in town

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen reporter December 10, 2020

WSU is working with the Whitman County Public Health Department to file a request for the Army National Guard to remain in Pullman after the semester ends. The request will be submitted to the Washington...

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