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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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Winter Driving Caution

With a mix of winter weather forecast to continue, commuting and travel may be difficult at times, but many weather related vehicle accidents are preventable. Decrease speed and increase following and stopping distances on snow or ice. Use traction control devices when necessary and limit trips if possible.

Continued Winter Travel Advisory

With continuing snow and wind in the forecast this afternoon and overnight, changing to rain Friday morning, this is a reminder to the WSU community to exercise sound judgment and caution when making commute and travel decisions, and to drive safely for the conditions.

Winter Weather Cautions

Snow, possible freezing rain, and wind are expected in the WSU and Pullman area this afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service.

WSU Pullman remains operational at this time, but students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to stay ALERT to changing road and weather conditions, ASSESS their specific circumstances, and ACT in a safe and prudent manner.

Travel may be difficult in places, but many weather related vehicle accidents are preventable. Decrease speed and increase following and stopping distances on snow or ice. Use traction control devices when necessary and limit trips if possible.

WSU leave policies related to inclement weather: https://hrs.wsu.edu/Inclement+Weather

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Winter Driving Caution Continues

Area roads continue to be slick. Please consider whether driving is necessary, and try to minimize travel if you don’t have winter tires or traction devices.  Exercise caution and drive Aware if you do have to travel.

High Wind Watch for Pullman Area

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Watch for this area from Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening December 9th.  Wind speed will begin to increase this afternoon, with Wednesday  gusts as high as 64mph forecast.  Exercise appropriate caution and be prepared for possible power impacts.