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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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Preparing for possible power outages/rising indoor temperatures

Avista Utilities, the provider of electric power for the WSU Pullman campus, is preparing for the possibility of proactive, planned, and targeted power outages for some customers over the coming days due to extreme heat conditions. While the Pullman campus is not expected to encounter blackouts, the situation is subject to change. WSU is in close contact with the utility and will share updates as they become available.

In addition, Facilities Services staff are implementing measures to reduce the load on air conditioning equipment on the Pullman campus to ensure critical research and technology spaces remain functional. Temperatures in some offices and common spaces such as … » More …

Covid-19 Recovery

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

WSU Alert Spring Semester Test Tuesday, March 3 at 11:45 am

The WSU Office of Emergency Management will be conducting the spring semester test of the WSU Alert system on the Pullman campus Tuesday, March 3 at 11:45 a.m. Faculty, staff and students associated with the Pullman campus who have signed up for emergency notifications will receive text messages, phone calls, emails, and desktop alerts on select computers which will be clearly identified as a test. This test will include the campus outdoor warning sirens, which are designed to warn people on campus to take shelter and seek further information from other WSU Alert resources such as alert.wsu.edu. WSU Pullman will also be testing electronic door … » More …

WSU Monitoring 2019 Novel Coronavirus

UPDATE 3/2/2020:

WSU has established a dedicated website serving as the primary source of official information surrounding the appearance of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States. Please find recent updates and additional resources at the WSU COVID-19 Website.

 

Statement from Cougar Health Services:

The health of the Cougar community is our priority. We want to provide accurate resources for current information and preventative tips to help minimize the spread of illness. Updates that are specific to the WSU community will be provided on the Cougar Health Services website.

We are working with Whitman County Public Health and other University leadership to monitor an … » More …

Phone phishing scam

WSU PD has received numerous reports this morning involving a phone phishing scam.  What happens is the victim will receive a call with a female voice recording saying that the subject’s phone has been hacked and they (the suspects) have been watching the victim on campus and have a lot of nude videos of the person receiving the call. It then directs them to go to a website or the videos are going to be distributed all over the internet. The internet address they are directed to is hard to understand but is something like www.cit.y/ws.wsu. The phone number the suspects used is 509-332-3561.  … » More …

WSU Inclement Weather Letter

Dear WSU students, faculty and staff,

As we enter into the time of year that inclement weather conditions are among us, we would like to remind everyone to take personal safety into account when determining whether travel to and from campus can be accomplished safely.

Because WSU Pullman is a residential and research campus, decision makers consider a broad range of implications when making any change to campus operations. Decisions to delay or suspend operations are made based on the best available information and the current conditions, with consideration for safety and the mission of the University. If classes are cancelled, many essential operations are … » More …