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WA “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order and WSU Pullman

March 23, 2020 8:52pm

UPDATE 4/2/20 6:00p.m.

WA Governor Inslee has extended the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order through May 4th, 2020. This extension will not include any further restrictions. WSU operations will continue; however, only essential personnel are to report to their physical WSU work location.

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Earlier tonight, Governor Inslee issued a “Stay Home Stay Healthy” order for the state of Washington. For additional information on how this affects our WSU community, see this link to updated language on the WSU Human Resource Services website.

WSU Pullman has received personal reports of positive tests for COVID-19. WSU is investigating these reports to determine the validity of the information and will continue to update the WSU community of confirmed cases of COVID-19 that might impact our WSU Pullman population. At this time, there have been no official reports of positive test results. When official reports are received from Whitman County Public Health, we will work to inform and provide guidance to all close contacts of the individual as soon as possible.

You may see increased cleaning throughout campus due to self-reports of possible exposures to individuals who have been tested for COVID-19. WSU custodial staff has increased cleaning frequencies for high use locations on campus and is using COVID-19 sanitation guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Washington State Department of Health (DOH) for all routine cleaning including common touch surfaces.

WSU has taken proactive steps such as moving to online classes and telework to enhance social distancing. By limiting the number of people on campus, we can reduce the potential for community spread of COVID-19. The WSU community should continue to be vigilant with social distancing, including:

  • Stay home when you are sick – this is very important for all illnesses, but especially for the duration of a respiratory illness
  • Students, if you have not returned to Pullman, please stay at home if you are able.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and use alcohol-based sanitizer frequently
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes with unwashed hands
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes by coughing into your elbow or a tissue
  • Frequently clean and disinfect high-touch and common surfaces
  • Enhance social distancing (more than 6 feet)
  • Stay away from people who are sick
  • If you have coronavirus symptoms – fever, cough and shortness of breath – or if you have questions about your personal health, contact your health care provider.

Information included here and in the WSU Alert notification sent 3/23/20 are intended to keep our community as informed and safe as possible and to meet Clery Act compliance.

WSU Pullman Operating on a Normal Schedule Wednesday, February 13, 2019

WSU Pullman is operating on normal operations today, February 13, 2019.

Snow removal from campus will continue to occur, and slick or icy spots may still remain. Please use caution while driving and walking throughout campus and surrounding areas. Be prepared with appropriate footwear.

Travel may be difficult in places, but many weather related vehicle accidents are preventable. Decrease speed and increase following and stopping distances on snow or ice. Use traction control devices when necessary and limit trips if possible.

WSU encourages all to use your best judgement to decide if you can commute to class. WSU leave policies related to inclement weather: » More …

WSU Pullman Campus Operations Suspended February 11, 2019

Operations at Washington State University’s Pullman campus are suspended today due to inclement weather. All scheduled classes and labs are cancelled and only essential services, including student housing, dining and health services, will be provided. Only those WSU employees previously designated as essential to campus operations should report to work.

Snow removal from campus is underway, and slick or icy spots may still remain. All personnel not directly responsible for snow removal and are not considered essential personnel are asked to stay off campus for their own safety.

For the most updated information regarding services around campus, please see the following:

* Human Resource Services … » More …

Pullman Campus Operations Delayed 2 hours Thursday, 2/14/19

All Pullman campus operations are delayed two hours until 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 14, 2019 due to icy conditions. All classes, activities and events beginning prior to 10:00 a.m. are cancelled.

Facilities crews are applying deicer and gravel throughout WSU Pullman, which will allow for easier travel this morning. All personnel not directly responsible for snow/ice removal and are not considered essential personnel are asked to stay off campus for their own safety.

Employees are encouraged to be aware of personnel processes for periods of inclement weather. Human Resource Services has posted many resources on the Inclement Weather & Suspended Operations website. Students should … » More …

911 Outage

UPDATE 12/28/18 2:35 p.m.

911 services have now been restored and normal operations have resumed. If you do have any trouble connecting, 509-332-2521 will still connect you to an emergency dispatcher. As a reminder, please call 911 only for emergency situations and not to test the system.

12/27/18 9:41p.m.

9 1 1 is currently experiencing a statewide interruption. Whitman county emergency callers can call 509-332-2521 to reach first responders until further notice.

Extra Caution Advised this Weekend

With College GameDay coming to our WSU Pullman campus, there are many exciting things happening this weekend. Crowds in the Pullman-Moscow area are anticipated to be nearly 100,000 to participate in GameDay and see Ol’ Crimson fly in Pullman.

Traffic congestion is expected to be severe and we encourage everyone to be careful and mindful on the roads this weekend. Allow extra time to travel to and from your destination. Expect a large number of RVs on the road. Pedestrian traffic will also be increased so be aware of individuals walking to and from events. The following road closures will occur this week:

Thursday, … » More …

Successful Fall Semester Test

The Office of Emergency Management conducted the fall semester test of the WSU Alert System on Thursday, September 27th. The test reached 24,299 students, faculty and staff who were signed up for WSU Alert within four minutes via text, phone and email. The campus outdoor warning sirens and computer pop-up notification messages were also tested on select computers.

WSU encourages students, faculty and staff to be personally aware of developing incidents, assessing each emergency individually, and taking actions to ensure the safety of all.

If you feel as though you should have received an emergency notification, please check to make sure your contact information is … » More …

Fall Semester Test Thursday, September 27th at 12:05 p.m.

The WSU Office of Emergency Management will be conducting the fall semester test of the WSU Alert system on the Pullman campus Thursday, September 27th at 12:05 p.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.

 

During the test, please consider the actions … » More …