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Anderson under quarantine: Tracing the campus’ first major outbreak

Alasdair Padman, Sean Gannon, and Emma Fletcher-Frazer February 13, 2021

On Wednesday, Feb. 10, the Whitman community received an urgent email from Peter Harvey, Chair of the Coronavirus Task Force: Anderson Hall had been put under quarantine after they detected nine positive...

Illustration by Lily Buller.

First death at Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla as COVID-19 cases surge

Emma Fletcher-Frazer and Sean Gannon November 25, 2020

COVID-19 cases have spiked at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla in the past two weeks. The penitentiary has 117 active cases among the incarcerated population as of Tuesday, Nov. 24, according...

We need better COVID-19 communication from the administration

Victoria Helmer, Columnist November 19, 2020

By now, you’ve probably heard about the four staff members and one student who recently tested positive for COVID-19. Perhaps you first found out through The Wire. Maybe you found out through last Thursday’s...

Breaking: Governor issues new set of coronavirus restrictions; indoor social gatherings, dining suspended

Sean Gannon, News Editor November 16, 2020

Governor Jay Inslee announced a new set of restrictions Sunday morning after the virus accelerated throughout the state to record-high COVID-19 case levels — including new peaks in Walla Walla County.  The...

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