WA Governor Inslee has extended the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order through May 4th, 2020. This extension will not include any further restrictions. WSU operations will continue; however, only essential personnel are to report to their physical WSU work location.
Earlier tonight, Governor Inslee issued a “Stay Home Stay Healthy” order for the state of Washington. For additional information on how this affects our WSU community, see thislinkto updated language on the WSU Human Resource Services website.
WSU Pullman has received personal reports of positive tests for COVID-19. WSU is investigating these reports to determine the validity of the information and will continue to update the WSU community of confirmed cases of COVID-19 that might impact our WSU Pullman population. At this time, there have been no official reports of positive test results. When official reports are received from Whitman County Public Health, we will work to inform and provide guidance to all close contacts of the individual as soon as possible.
You may see increased cleaning throughout campus due to self-reports of possible exposures to individuals who have been tested for COVID-19. WSU custodial staff has increased cleaning frequencies for high use locations on campus and is using COVID-19 sanitation guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Washington State Department of Health (DOH) for all routine cleaning including common touch surfaces.
WSU has taken proactive steps such as moving to online classes and telework to enhance social distancing. By limiting the number of people on campus, we can reduce the potential for community spread of COVID-19. The WSU community should continue to be vigilant with social distancing, including:
Stay home when you are sick – this is very important for all illnesses, but especially for the duration of a respiratory illness
Students, if you have not returned to Pullman, please stay at home if you are able.
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and use alcohol-based sanitizer frequently
Avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes with unwashed hands
Cover your coughs and sneezes by coughing into your elbow or a tissue
Frequently clean and disinfect high-touch and common surfaces
Enhance social distancing (more than 6 feet)
Stay away from people who are sick
If you have coronavirus symptoms – fever, cough and shortness of breath – or if you have questions about your personal health, contact your health care provider.
Information included here and in the WSU Alert notification sent 3/23/20 are intended to keep our community as informed and safe as possible and to meet Clery Act compliance.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ABOVE 2000 FEET FOR SNOW… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM PST MONDAY.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…ABOVE 2000 FEET MAY SEE UP TO 2 INCHES…BELOW 2000 FEET TRACE TO A HALF INCH.
* TIMING…A MIX OF LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS INCREASE SUNDAY EVENING. PRECIPITATION WILL INTENSIFY LATE SUNDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE EARLY MONDAY MORNING…WITH PERIODS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW…BEFORE DECREASING FROM THE NORTHWEST THROUGH THE DAY.
* IMPACTS…MOTORISTS TRAVELING SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR SLICK…SNOW COVERED ROADS AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING.
WSU Pullman is experiencing a power outage to multiple facilities caused by an interruption to service from an Avista substation. Avista crews are responding and on site. Estimated time of repairs is approximately 30 minutes. Facilities that are affected are below: