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Whitman County’s positive COVID-19 case count rises to 52

Whitman County's positive COVID-19 case count rises to 52

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news reporter

July 13, 2020

Three new people have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Whitman County’s total to 52 cases.  Two patients are aged 1-19 years; one is male and the other is female, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. The third patient is a male aged 20-39 years. All t...

Free quarantine housing available to Pullman, Colfax residents with COVID-19

Jeff Guyett, Community Action Center executive director, said CAC received a $270,000 grant to help pay for motel rooms, which will be used by positive COVID-19 individuals who need to quarantine.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

July 10, 2020

As students return this fall, a local nonprofit is working to address the need for quarantine facilities that use funding from the state. Jeff Guyett, Community Action Center executive director, said the state’s Department of Commerce awarded the CAC with a $270,000 grant in March. The purpos...

Two more COVID-19 cases confirmed in Whitman County

Two more COVID-19 cases confirmed in Whitman County

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

July 10, 2020

Two more positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Whitman County, bringing the county’s total to 49.  Both patients are male, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. One patient is aged 20-39 years, and the other is aged 40-59. Both patients are stable and isolating at home.  Of t...

Positive COVID-19 case count rises to 47

Positive COVID-19 case count rises to 47

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

July 8, 2020

Another positive COVID-19 case has been confirmed in Whitman County, bringing the county’s total to 47.  The patient is a male aged 20-39 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. He is stable and isolating at home.  The number of negative cases in the county can be viewed on Washington State D...

New COVID-19 cases in Whitman County bring total to 46

New COVID-19 cases in Whitman County bring total to 46

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

July 6, 2020

Three new individuals have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Whitman County’s case total to 46. Two of the positive tests are from females aged 20-39 years. One is from a male aged 20-39 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center.  All three patients are stable and self-isolating, according to the press release. The Whitman County Health Dep...

County reaches 43 confirmed COVID-19 cases

County reaches 43 confirmed COVID-19 cases

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

July 6, 2020

Whitman County’s COVID-19 case count rose to 43 on July 3 after two new individuals tested positive for the virus. One patient is a male aged 20-39 years and the other is a male aged 40-59 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Both individuals are stable and self-isolating. At least 1,789 people have tested negative for COVID-19, according t...

Statewide pause to Phase 4 transition will not change much for Whitman County

Whitman County will remain in Phase 3 indefinitely.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 3, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health John Wiesman announced that counties in Washington will not be allowed to move to Phase 4. However, the decision will not change much for Whitman County. Statewide, there has been an increase in coronavirus cases, said Troy Henderson, Whitman County Public Healt...

Two new patients test positive for COVID-19

Two new patients test positive for COVID-19

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

July 3, 2020

Two new COVID-19 cases were diagnosed in Whitman County on Wednesday, bringing the county’s total to 41 cases. One patient is a male aged 20-39 years and the other is a male aged 40-59 years, according to a press release from Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Both patients are stable and isolating at home.  At least 1,789 individuals have tested negative for the virus, accordi...

Whitman County reaches 39 positive COVID-19 cases

Whitman County reaches 39 positive COVID-19 cases

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

July 1, 2020

Three new individuals have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Whitman County’s case total up to 39.  Two patients are males aged 40-59 years, according to Monday’s press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center.  A third patient is a male aged 60-79 years, according to Tuesday’s press release from Whitman County EOC. He is s...

Whitman County judge releases regulations to prevent spread of COVID-19

A judge from the Whitman County Superior Court has issued a health order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while in the courtroom.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

July 1, 2020

Judge Gary Libey of the Whitman County Superior Court released safety regulations to be implemented in courtrooms to minimize possible exposure to COVID-19. The new regulations state any person who is sick or in quarantine will be unable to enter the courtroom, according to the courtroom safety order....

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 ...

One new COVID-19 case; one patient hospitalized

One new COVID-19 case; one patient hospitalized

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

June 26, 2020

A woman aged 20-39 years old is the most recent person in Whitman County to test positive for COVID-19, bringing the county’s case total to 36. The patient is stable and isolating at home, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. A previous case has been hospitalized for complications associated with COVID-19, according to the press release. Thi...

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