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Confirmed case count rises to five in Whitman County

Confirmed case count rises to five in Whitman County

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 28, 2020

The number of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Whitman County rose to five this morning, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. The two newest patients are both 50 to 59-year-old males, according to the press release. They are both stable and quarantin...

Teenage female tests positive for COVID-19

Teenage female tests positive for COVID-19

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 26, 2020

A female in her teens tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday morning. She is the third confirmed case in Whitman County, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Health officials are investigating the patient’s close contacts, according to the press rele...

County temporarily closes certain offices to public

County temporarily closes certain offices to public

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 ...

Second COVID-19 case confirmed

Second COVID-19 case confirmed

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 23, 2020

A 70- 79-year-old female was identified Monday morning as the second patient with a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in Whitman County, according to a press release from Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Health officials are working to identify people who may have been in contact wit...

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...

WSU Pullman moves classes online for rest of semester, cancels Mom’s Weekend

WSU Pullman moves classes online for rest of semester, cancels Mom’s Weekend

EMMA LEDBETTER and JAYCE CARRAL

March 13, 2020

WSU Pullman students received an email Friday morning saying classes will be held online for the rest of the semester and Mom's Weekend is canceled.  This decision only applies to WSU Pullman at this time, said Phil Weiler, vice president for university marketing and communications. Weiler sai...

Council discusses economic development

Council discusses economic development

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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