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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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Icy Conditions In Pullman

Streets and roads in the Pullman area are icy & may pose challenges for safe travel.   Use appropriate caution, allow extra time, and be careful on area roadways & sidewalks. Be prepared with appropriate footwear. Ice and snow cleats are available for purchase at University Stores.

Winter Weather Advisory

The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a winter weather advisory in effect from 4 PM Wednesday through 10 AM Thursday. Snow accumulations are 2 to 4 inches. Impacts- roads will become increasingly snow covered tonight and will likely impact the Thursday morning commute. Motorists should be prepared for winter driving conditions.

Snow will be followed by very cold temperatures and brisk north winds resulting in dangerous wind chill values Friday night and Saturday. Cold weather will persist into the weekend but should moderate by early next week.

A winter weather advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. … » More …

Winter Storm Watch

The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a winter storm watch in effect from Thursday evening through Friday afternoon. Snow accumulations are 3 to 6 inches, beginning late Thursday afternoon and increasing in intensity Thursday night, tapering off to scattered snow showers late Friday afternoon or evening. More snow is expected Saturday. Impacts- heavy snow accumulation on area roads will make driving difficult and treacherous. The Friday morning commute period will be particularly impacted.

A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. Please plan ahead when traveling. Consider rescheduling … » More …