Today (Saturday, August 29) the air quality in the region has been downgraded to “hazardous” on the scale used by the Washington Department of Ecology (see also WSU EHS resources at the link in the announcement below). This has been aggravated by smoke and blowing dust forecast to last at least through the day. Consider staying indoors & limiting exposure.
Ongoing COVID-19 response at WSU PullmanMarch 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.Read full alert...
The poor air quality caused by the numerous wild fires burning throughout the Pacific Northwest has prompted questions from students, faculty, and staff. The health and comfort of all members of our community is of the utmost importance. We also have a responsibility to proceed with classes and other operations, if at all possible.
Based on consultation with Dr. Bruce Wright, executive director of WSU Health and Wellness Services, and others, we will hold classes today and continue business as usual until conditions warrant reconsideration of that decision. We will be sensitive in accommodating faculty, staff, and students who need to avoid … » More …