By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

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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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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