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ASCWU’s COVID-19 IRL campaign hits social media

ASCWU’s COVID-19 IRL campaign hits social media

Max Hughes, Staff Reporter
January 26, 2021

ASCWU’s COVID-19 In Real Life (IRL) campaign seeks to aid students in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and find new ways to socialize in a way that is more appealing to students. Western Washington...

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Gov. Jay Inslee signs new Healthy-Roadmap to Recovery plan

Milenne Quinonez, Staff Reporter
January 20, 2021

A week before COVID-19 restrictions were set to be lifted, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a new COVID-19 phased recovery plan on Jan. 5 with hopes of reducing rising COVID-19 case numbers throughout the counties....

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On-campus students required to get “Welcome Back Testing”

On-campus students required to get “Welcome Back Testing”

Justin Zabel, Staff Reporter
January 20, 2021

CWU students are required to get tested for COVID-19 if they live, work or have class on campus. If students are not tested, they will not be allowed access to campus. Testing was done in groups based...

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CWU’s football team participating in a ROTC winter condition last year inside the field house of Nicholson Pavilion.

Football team targets character building as it continues to preserve through COVID-19 restrictions

Gabriel Strasbaugh, Staff Reporter
January 20, 2021

The Wildcats’ return has the football team preparing for a season that’s better late than never. Despite the continuation of the pandemic, the football team’s 2020 season is in the final stages to...

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COVID-19’s impact on the Yakama Nation

COVID-19’s impact on the Yakama Nation

Star Diavolikis, Senior Reporter
January 12, 2021

The Yakama Nation has implemented safety measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to protect their tribal members, such as shortening funeral procedures, limiting office hours in tribal businesses and...

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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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