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COVID-19 updates announced at HR meeting

COVID-19 updates announced at HR meeting

Bailey Tomlinson, News Editor
January 8, 2021

Representatives from several departments went over winter quarter health and safety strategies, testing plans and the potential of campus being a vaccine site. This information, released  at a meeting...

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Vaccination eligibility groups announced by the Department of Health

Vaccination eligibility groups announced by the Department of Health

Bailey Tomlinson, News Editor
January 6, 2021

An announcement outlining a timeline of groups that will be eligible for the vaccination in upcoming months was made Wednesday, Jan. 6. This timeline is phase B of Washington's vaccination plan as described...

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Mandatory testing procedures announced

Mandatory testing procedures announced

Bailey Tomlinson, News Editor
December 29, 2020

Students who live, work or attend in person during winter quarter are required to take a COVID-19 test before in-person classes resume. In an email to campus, Dr. Carylin Holsey, director of the health...

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Kittitas County receives first shipments of COVID-19 vaccine

Kittitas County receives first shipments of COVID-19 vaccine

Star Diavolikis, Senior Reporter
December 18, 2020

The first doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine are being distributed in Kittitas County after emergency approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week. The first shot was given on Dec....

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COVID-19 quarantine protocols halved for low risk groups in Kittitas County

COVID-19 quarantine protocols halved for low risk groups in Kittitas County

Bailey Tomlinson, News Editor
December 14, 2020

  Per recent Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, the Kittitas County Incident Management Team (IMT) has made a second, shortened quarantine procedure for individuals...

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Inslee extends statewide restrictions, announces additional economic support

Inslee extends statewide restrictions, announces additional economic support

Bailey Tomlinson, News Editor
December 8, 2020

A three week extension on current statewide restrictions and economic support for small businesses and unemployment benefits was announced by Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday, Dec. 8. The statewide restrictions,...

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Kittitas County IMT members give community updates on public health

Kittitas County IMT members give community updates on public health

Bailey Tomlinson, News Editor
November 20, 2020

Members of Kittitas County’s Incident Management Team (IMT) gave updates regarding their various sectors’ public health and future COVID-19 related plans during their first community meeting. The Nov....

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New statewide restrictions implemented in response to COVID-19 surge

New statewide restrictions implemented in response to COVID-19 surge

Bailey Tomlinson, News Editor
November 15, 2020

In response to a lasting spike in COVID-19 cases the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) called “extremely alarming,” Gov. Jay Inslee has implemented new statewide restrictions on travel, gatherings...

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New COVID-19 testing protocols and winter classes beginning online announced

New COVID-19 testing protocols and winter classes beginning online announced

Bailey Tomlinson, News Editor
November 3, 2020

New COVID-19 testing protocols, including the announcement of mandatory testing, and information on class modalities were sent to the student body in an email from President James L. Gaudino on Nov. 3....

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COVID-19 retest results returned for Wendell Hill Hall B residents

COVID-19 retest results returned for Wendell Hill Hall B residents

Bailey Tomlinson, News Editor
November 2, 2020

Only one additional positive case of COVID-19 was found following a second wave of testing of the residents of Wendell Hill Hall B last week, where the university previously announced an outbreak. This...

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Gaudino discusses ‘manageable’ levels of COVID-19 infection, winter quarter changes

Gaudino discusses ‘manageable’ levels of COVID-19 infection, winter quarter changes

Bailey Tomlinson, News Editor
November 2, 2020

President James L. Gaudino discussed CWU’s handling of a “manageable” number of COVID-19 cases in the student body over the current quarter.  Additionally, he explained health and safety related...

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Wendell Hill Hall B sees ‘concerning’ increase in COVID-19 cases

Wendell Hill Hall B sees ‘concerning’ increase in COVID-19 cases

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
October 26, 2020

After a total of 14 students tested positive for COVID-19 in Wendell Hill Hall B, CWU has conducted a second round of testing to see if any additional residents have COVID-19. The university first announced...

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