“Two cities, two universities—one community,” is an effort showing that WSU and the University of Idaho as well as the cities of Pullman and Moscow are all in the fight against COVID‑19 together.
The event will be broadcast live on Youtube beginning at 11 a.m. Questions can be submitted in advance using an online form.
WSU is encouraging all students in Pullman to get tested for COVID‑19 this month, regardless of whether they are experiencing symptoms. Testing is free. Students only have to bring their Cougar Card.
Testing by the Washington National Guard will resume at 1 p.m. inside the venue and be available until 5 p.m. for all current WSU Pullman students.
The University is paying for tests for students and making it as straightforward as possible to receive one, WSU President Kirk Schulz said during Thursday’s COVID‑19 town hall.
The new National Guard testing site is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
The hour‑long town hall begins at 4 p.m. Topics include WSU’s COVID‑19 testing efforts, the fall 2020 semester so far, and available services for students including academic advising, tutoring and mental health support.
The Division of Student Affairs has teamed up with students to promote behaviors that help keep the Cougar community at‑large healthy.
The near-empty Pullman campus was an unusual sight for the opening of a new academic year, but it doesn’t mean students, faculty and staff aren’t already hard at work.
The first lecture will be given by Lilliana Mason, an associate professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park, on political polarization. It will take place at noon on Thursday, Aug. 27.