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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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Campus Operations Suspended Jan 18, 2017

Operations at Washington State University’s Pullman campus will be suspended for the rest of the day today, January 18, 2017, due to inclement weather.

 
Employees who have reported to work please take care when returning to home.  Recommendation is to wait until temperatures rise and before temperatures drop again. Please “Take it slow on ice and snow” and use extreme caution on sidewalks and roadways.
 
Human Resource Services is open today with limited staffing to answer questions. 509-335-4521.
 
For the latest information and alerts for the Pullman campus, go to http://alert.wsu.edu.
 
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Freezing Rain Advisory in effect until 4PM

Freezing rain advisory remains in effect from 9AM this morning to 4PM this afternoon. Ice accumulations between a trace to a few hundreths. A band of very light wintry precipitation arrives this morning after 10AM coming in the form of freezing rain, sleet or snow. Any sleet or freezing rain will lead to very slick roads and walkways. This will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and walkways. Slow down and use caution while driving and walking along sidewalks.

Potential localized flooding in coming week

Rain and snowmelt may cause localized flooding issues this week.

A change in the weather pattern this week will bring above freezing
temperatures to much of the region and the potential for significant
rainfall to far eastern Washington. With widespread low elevation snow
across the Palouse, there is the possibility for small stream and urban
flooding with this weather pattern.

Temperatures are expected be above freezing from Tuesday through
Thursday. The system is also expected to bring about three inches
of rain to the Palouse region.

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Dense Fog Advisory

Dense fog advisory in effect until 10AM this morning. Visibility may be less than a quarter mile, creating  treacherous driving conditions. Drivers plan for poor visibility and slick roads. If you are driving, slow down, use your headlights and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect Jan 7, 4:00PM to Jan 9, 8:00AM

Active winter weather returns to the region this weekend. A moist Pacific storm system will bring light snow to the region tonight before a second round of heavier precipitation Sunday afternoon into Sunday night. This storm will bring accumulating snow followed by a messy wintry mix of precipitation to much of the Eastern Columbia Basin by Sunday afternoon and evening.
ICE ACCUMULATIONS…A TRACE TO ONE TENTH OF AN INCH. HIGHEST ICE
ACCUMULATION EXPECTED ON HIGHWAY 395 FROM RITZVILLE TO CONNELL.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…2 TO 5 INCHES ALONG AND NORTH OF INTERSTATE
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