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Safety Welcome Letter

Welcome all new and returning students, faculty, and staff to Washington State University. As we begin a new academic year, it is important that we take a moment to emphasize our commitment to safety and security for everyone here at Washington State University. Our community is a busy and active environment. Keeping our students, faculty, staff, visitors and vendors safe is our greatest priority. In the event of an emergency or potential threat, WSU has a robust system of communication pathways including text messaging, outdoor warning system and social media to notify the campus community. This letter is to familiarize you with the WSU Alert … » More …

Very Unhealthy Air Quality

Heavy smoke from regional wildfires has resulted in very unhealthy air quality on the Pullman campus. Classes will proceed as normal but individuals are encouraged to stay indoors when not traveling to or from classes or work. Outdoor activities should be avoided, if possible. People experiencing respiratory distress should contact a health care professional immediately. Pullman students can call Cougar Health Services at 509-335-3575.

For information from Human Resource Services regarding air quality, see https://hrs.wsu.edu/resources/inclement-weather/wildfire-air-quality-faq/

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 … » More …

Air Quality Alert

The National Weather Service has issued an air quality alert until 10 am Wednesday, August 14th.

Air quality is expected to degrade across Pullman and Whitman County into the moderate to unhealthy for sensitive groups category depending on wind direction and time of day. Children, the elderly, and individuals with respiratory illnesses are most at risk of serious health effects. If you experience respiratory distress, you should speak with your physician. If possible, stay inside or reduce the amount of time spent outside.

Air quality will continue to be monitored. Some improvement in ventilation will be possible toward the end of the week. The air … » More …

Excessive Heat Watch and Air Quality Alert

NWS Spokane has issued both an air quality alert and excessive heat watch this week. The air quality alert is in effect until 10 am Friday, August 10th. Smoke from wildfires in Washington, Idaho, BC and areas to our south will cause unhealthy air for the next few days. High pressure over the region will bring light winds and very little ventilation of smoke. Children, the elderly, and individuals with respiratory illnesses are most at risk of serious health effects. If you experience respiratory distress, you should speak with your physician. For general information about air quality and wildfire smoke, go to http://ehs.wsu.edu/ph/wildfiresmoke.html.

The excessive … » More …