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WSU Pullman Alerts

Very Poor Air Quality

July 31, 2021 1:41pm

Very poor air quality currently exists at the WSU Pullman campus. Avoid outdoor activities, if possible.

People experiencing respiratory distress should contact a health care professional immediately. Pullman students can call Cougar Health Services at 509-335-3575.

Older adults, pregnant women, children, and people with preexisting respiratory and heart conditions may be more likely to get sick if they breathe in wildfire smoke. If you experience any signs of respiratory distress or other health concerns, contact your health care provider.

There are many steps you can take for limiting exposure to unhealthy, smoky air.

Avoid being outdoors. Use public transportation rather than walking or biking.

Stay inside as much as possible. Keep indoor air clean by closing windows and using an air filter and air conditioning. Make sure your air conditioner’s fresh-air intake is closed and the filter is clean to prevent outdoor smoke from getting inside.

Do not add to indoor pollution. Avoid using candles, fireplaces, or gas stoves. Do not vacuum, because vacuuming stirs up particles already inside your home. Do not smoke, because smoking puts even more pollution into the air. 

Follow your health care provider’s guidance. If you have asthma or another lung disease, follow your doctor’s advice about medicines and your respiratory management plan.

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Covid-19 Recovery

June 16, 2021 1:28pm

WSU continues to provide resources and information surrounding the Covid-19 response and recovery.

For Returning to the Workplace:

COVID-19 Work Plan | Environmental Health & Safety

Returning to a WSU Work Location – Human Resource Services, Washington State University

For Student Life:

Housing and Residence Life at WSU Pullman

For additional information:

Our COVID-19 Response | Washington State University

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning

This afternoon July 23, 2014 the National Weather Service out of Spokane has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Palouse. The storm may produce large hail up to a ping-ball size in the area. Seek shelter inside a sturdy structure and stay away from windows. Flash flooding is potentially a hazard, do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

Heat Advisory

The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a Heat Advisory from Tuesday July 15, 2014 through Wednesday July 16, 2014. High temperatures may range from 100 to 108 degrees in the afternoon, temperatures will be warmest between 1pm and 8pm each afternoon.

A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatues is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat related illness are possible.

The Washington State Department of Health has the following suggestions for staying cool in hot weather, as well as links to further information:

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Hot Weather Caution

With temperatures predicted to reach into the high 90’s and possibly 100 this weekend, it is essential to be pro-active in preventing heat related illnesses.  Prevention is the key! It is far easier to prevent heat related illnesses than it is to reverse them once they have begun. Staying cool and making simple changes in your fluid intake, activities and clothing during hot weather can help you remain safe and health.

The Washington State Department of Health has the following suggestions for staying cool in hot weather, as well as links to further information:

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