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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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Special Announcement Regarding Statewide Outdoor Air Quality – Wildfire Smoke

Air quality in various WSU locations statewide could be impacted by environmental conditions and smoke from wildfires. The Washington State Department of Ecology monitors air quality, identifies people that may be sensitive to outdoor smoke and/or particulate concentrations in the air, and recommends appropriate precautions. For more information go to WSU Environmental Health & Safety’s Wildfire Smoke page at http://ehs.wsu.edu/ph/wildfiresmoke.html. This page provides information on the health effects of wildfire smoke and links to various air quality websites including links to the Washington Department of Ecology websites with updated air quality information and appropriate precautions. If you have further questions please contact Environmental … » More …

Special Announcement Regarding Statewide Outdoor Air Quality – Wildfire Smoke

Air quality in various locations statewide is being impacted due to current environmental conditions and active wildfires. WSU Campuses and Research and Extension Centers could be affected, particularly along the Puget Sound. The Washington State Department of Ecology monitors air quality, identifies people that may be sensitive to outdoor smoke and/or particulate concentrations in the air, and recommends appropriate precautions. For more information go to WSU Environmental Health & Safety’s Wildfire Smoke page at http://ehs.wsu.edu/ph/wildfiresmoke.html. This page provides information on the health effects of wildfire smoke and links to various air quality websites including links to the Washington Department of Ecology websites with updated … » More …