In a message to faculty and staff Wednesday, President Kirk Schulz and Provost and Executive Vice President outlined the steps taken so far and provided new insight into what the future of the ONEWSU System could look like.
From hospitals and healthcare facilities to people’s homes and communities, Cougs are making a difference across the state of Washington.
A majority of university operations and services will be unavailable from Dec. 28 through Dec. 31. The university will be closed entirely on Dec. 24 and 25 as well as on Jan. 1, 2021. Normal operations resume on Jan. 4.
This is the latest step in an ongoing WSU effort to protect the health and safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors following the outbreak of COVID‑19.
Completing the return‑to‑work checklist is done in conjunction with units and departments creating plans and procedures around topics like sanitation and physical distancing.
Mailing Services employees continue to process and deliver mail from across the WSU Pullman campus. They are just a few of the many essential employees who are keeping the WSU system running during social distancing.
WSU custodial staff will use COVID‑19 sanitation guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Washington State Department of Health for routine cleaning, including common touch surfaces.
The 40,000‑square‑foot building will house a suite of teaching laboratories, classrooms, collaborative meeting spaces, study spaces and a grand staircase with open seating for lectures and presentations.
From expanding research capabilities in Pullman to adding new classrooms in the Tri‑Cities, WSU is undertaking major construction projects across the system.
No one knows yet what this winter will bring but more than two dozen full-time and seasonal employees are ready to do their best to keep the Pullman campus as accessible as possible in the face of severe weather.