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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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COVID-19 outbreak in Wendell Hill Hall B

COVID-19 outbreak in Wendell Hill Hall B

Bailey Tomlinson, News Editor
October 22, 2020

Eight additional students have tested positive for COVID-19 following the testing of every resident of Wendell Hill Hall B, according to a statement released on the CWU website.  This mass-testing...

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COVID-19 cluster detected in CWU residence hall

COVID-19 cluster detected in CWU residence hall

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
October 18, 2020

CWU announced early Sunday evening that six students have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Wendell Hill B Residence Hall. The remaining residents of the hall will be required to self-isolate in their...

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CWU confirms students tested positive for COVID-19

CWU confirms students tested positive for COVID-19

Bailey Tomlinson, News Editor
September 24, 2020

Sixteen students were confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19 by an email sent to the campus community by President James L. Gaudino on Sept. 24. According to the email, most of the students are...

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Health checks and mitigation form implemented as campus reopens

Health checks and mitigation form implemented as campus reopens

Bailey Tomlinson, News Editor
August 28, 2020

CWU has announced the new launch date of the COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Compliance form students and employees will be required to sign stating they understand and agree to the university's COVID-19...

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Students and employees required to sign risk mitigation form

Students and employees required to sign risk mitigation form

Bailey Tomlinson, News Editor
August 12, 2020

Update A statement from the university, published to the CWU website Aug. 13, announced that the form all students and employees will be required to complete has been put on hold and will not appear...

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Kittitas County reports three additional COVID-19-associated deaths

Kittitas County reports three additional COVID-19-associated deaths

Bailey Tomlinson, News Editor
July 21, 2020

Kittitas County Public Health Department (KCPHD) has announced the deaths of three more long-term care facility residents. It was not specified which care facilities they were residents of. To date, long-term...

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Kittitas County sees changes in gathering restrictions

Kittitas County sees changes in gathering restrictions

Bailey Tomlinson, News Editor
July 21, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee’s orders, which reduce the maximum number of people who are allowed to gather, went into effect statewide on July 20. Kittitas County now has a gathering restriction of 10 people, reduced...

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