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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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Air Quality in Pullman

According to the Department of Ecology, Pullman air quality is currently listed as Unhealthy. Individuals in sensitive groups (sensitive groups include people with heart and lung disease, asthma, diabetes, infants, children, adults older than 65, pregnant women, or who have had a stroke) should limit their time outdoors. For more information go to Environmental Health & Safety’s Wildfire Smoke page at http://ehs.wsu.edu/ph/wildfiresmoke.html. The page includes links about current air quality statewide, and precautions to take if the air quality deteriorates. Current air quality listings can be accessed at the Washington Department of Ecology site: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/enviwa/. Additional information can be found at: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/enviwa/ https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/enviwa/App_AQI/AQI.en-US.pdf