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WSU Pullman Alerts

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:

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Be Aware of False Masking Enforcement

Pullman PD has received a third-party report of a male subject in a 2000s Toyota vehicle, approaching WSU students under the guise of masking enforcement. This subject is alleged to be taking photos of student IDs and driver’s licenses, and indicating that unmasked students will receive a ticket in the mail.

 

This subject is not associated with local law enforcement, or WSU administration. Please take care to protect yourself, and watch out for others. Report suspicious activity to local law enforcement (Emergency: 911, Non-Emergency: 509-335-8548), and protect your personal information.

 

Remember, you can always request official identification to confirm professional affiliation with law … » More …

Very Poor Air Quality

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 … » More …

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 …

Damaging Winds Advisory

IMPACTFUL SPRING STORM EXPECTED SUNDAY IN EASTERN WASHINGTON AND IDAHO PANHANDLE

Damaging Winds

Strongest winds expected Sunday afternoon through evening.  Gusty winds continue through the night, but decrease after sunrise Monday.

Gust potential 50-60 mph, locally 65 mph.
Impacts: Blowing Dust, Power Outages, Downed Trees, Difficult Travel.
Elevated brush fire potential (last year’s dead grass)

Mountain Snow

Moderate to heavy snow will impact the Cascade passes
Snow expected Sunday afternoon through early Monday morning

https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/total_forecast/getprod.php?new&prod=XXXAFDOTX&wfo=otxI