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Ongoing COVID-19 response at WSU Pullman

March 23, 2020 8:52pm

UPDATE 8/21/20 5:30 p.m.

Officials have seen a substantial increase in COVID-19 cases in the Pullman area among ages 18-24. Everyone is urged to comply with the Governor’s established orders, particularly with wearing of face coverings and that gatherings are not to exceed ten (10) individuals in Phase 3. See https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/Memo%20SafeStart%20Changes%207.28.pdf.  For additional information and resources, see https://coronavirus.wa.gov/what-you-need-know/stay-home-stay-healthy.

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Important Public Health Information

There has been a recent outbreak of mumps at our neighboring campus, the University of Idaho. As of November 19, 2014, 10 cases of mumps have been confirmed with over 20 additional reports under investigation. No recent cases of mumps have been reported to date in Pullman or Whitman County.

Mumps is a contagious viral illness that spreads from person to person via droplets of saliva or mucous from the mouth, nose or throat of an infected person; spread is commonly associated with coughing, sneezing or talking. The virus can also be spread when an infected person touches surfaces without washing their hands and another … » More …

Former Student At-risk Situation Resolved Successfully

Earlier today the WSU Police Department and Pullman Police Department received information regarding a former student whose actions caused concerns that he might be a risk to himself. Acting on information received from both family members and a WSU athletics unit, police located that individual, conducted a welfare check, and have resolved that situation. There is no threat to the WSU Pullman Campus.