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Protesters gather at county courthouse

Protesters gather at county courthouse

The Kittitas County Business Coalition held a protest against statewide health orders in front of the county courthouse on May 1. At the core of the protest was the concern that businesses, particularly...

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COVID-19 related changes in Kittitas County

COVID-19 related changes in Kittitas County

Bailey Tomlinson, News Editor
April 24, 2020

Several updates to changes related to COVID-19 in the county were announced via a series of press releases by the Kittitas County Public Health Department (KCPHD).    Medical services available Residents...

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Dining Services terminates majority of student employees

Dining Services terminates majority of student employees

Nicholas Tucker and Bailey Tomlinson
April 15, 2020

CWU Dining Services has terminated the majority of its student employees, according to Director of Dining Services Dean Masuccio. This was announced via an email employees received from Assistant Director...

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Virtual health services offered during COVID-19

Virtual health services offered during COVID-19

Abigail Duchow, Senior Reporter
April 15, 2020

Many of the health services provided to students during the usual school year will still be provided virtually. These services include Student Counseling Services, Student Health Services, Wellness Center...

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COVID-19 changes impact education majors

Abigail Duchow, Senior Reporter
April 15, 2020

Due to COVID-19, CWU made the decision for all classes to be taught online, and K-12 education is now closed for the rest of the school year. These changes impact education majors, as a lot of them need...

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Stay-at-home orders impact local businesses

Stay-at-home orders impact local businesses

Mitchell Roland, Senior Reporter
April 9, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Ellensburg businesses are learning to adjust to a new reality. Gov. Jay Inslee issued a stay-at-home proclamation for the state on March 23 in an effort to prevent...

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Longtime Kittitas resident dies from COVID-19 complications

Mariah Valles, Orientation Editor
April 8, 2020

A longtime and respected Kittitas County resident has died from COVID-19 complications, according to the Kittitas County Public Health Department (KCPHD). This is the first COVID-19 related death for Kittitas...

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COVID-19 restrictions mandated but not enforced

Abigail Duchow, Senior Reporter
March 29, 2020

The “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order mandates that all people in Washington State must immediately cease leaving their home except to do essential activities like grocery shopping, getting medical services...

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Stay at home orders announced at county and state level

Bailey Tomlinson, News Editor
March 23, 2020

Kittitas County residents have been ordered to remain in their homes by Kittitas County Public Health Department (KCPHD) Health Officer Dr. Mark Larson, by means of an official health order.  Soon...

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Fifth COVID-19 case in Kittitas County brings new measures

Fifth COVID-19 case in Kittitas County brings new measures

Bailey Tomlinson, News Editor
March 23, 2020

A fifth patient has tested positive for COVID-19 in Kittitas County, according to a press release from the Kittitas County Public Health Department (KCPHD) on March 23. The patient is a 59-year-old...

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CWU cancels spring commencement

CWU cancels spring commencement

The Observer Staff
March 21, 2020

Note: This story will be updated as information becomes available. March 20, 2 p.m. - CWU cancels spring commencement CWU will not host an in-person graduation ceremony in spring due to COVID-19.  The...

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ASCWU offers financial help to students in need

ASCWU offers financial help to students in need

Bailey Tomlinson, News Editor
March 21, 2020

The Associated Students of Central Washington University (ASCWU) are liquidating all funding to go towards students who need financial assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students can apply through...

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