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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

People infected with the delta variant are more likely to spread the virus because there are more viral particles present in their nose and mouth. The variant is a mutation of previous strains.

Science Explained: Why is the Delta variant so contagious?

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor August 26, 2021

The Delta variant has been dominating headlines recently. We keep hearing that it is “more contagious” than previous strains — but what exactly does that mean? The answer lies in the viral strain’s...

Mask off! Fully vaccinated individuals can go maskless outdoors

Mask off! Fully vaccinated individuals can go maskless outdoors

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter May 14, 2021

Whitman county residents who have been fully vaccinated for at least three weeks no longer have to wear masks outdoors. Fully vaccinated individuals can also be maskless in some indoor public...

WSU Pullman has 26 active COVID-19 cases

WSU Pullman has 26 active COVID-19 cases

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen copy chief 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 editor-in-chief 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 copy chief 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...

In Phase 3, indoor social gatherings cannot include more than 10 people. Outdoor gatherings cannot exceed over 50 people.

WSU Pullman has 87 active COVID-19 cases

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief 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 copy chief 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 editor-in-chief 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...

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