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Whitman switches to quick-return saliva COVID-19 testing

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter February 18, 2021

As students return to in-person classes, Whitman’s new COVID-19 surveillance testing system faces its first big trial.  Whitman had identified seven (six students and one employee) positive COVID-19...

Inside Anderson Hall: Quarantine expectations and testing protocol

Abby Main, Staff Reporter February 12, 2021

Three more students in Anderson tested positive for COVID-19 as of Thursday, in addition to the nine positive cases detected Wednesday.  Representatives from Whitman’s health center, Dean of Students...

Whitman conducts COVID-19 testing for spring semester: six students, one employee test positive

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, News Editor January 29, 2021

Whitman College has administered nearly 3,000 COVID-19 tests to faculty, staff and students in the past two weeks as community members return to in-person and hybrid learning. They first tested all...

Breaking news: Student tests positive for COVID-19, brings total to 8 cases on campus

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, News Editor November 24, 2020

One Whitman student located in Walla Walla tested positive for COVID-19 this week. Whitman College was notified of the case on Tuesday, Nov. 24, according to Director of Communications Gina Ohnstad. This...

Four staff, one student test positive for COVID-19

Sean Gannon, News Editor November 12, 2020

Four Whitman staff members and one student in Walla Walla tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week. Each case was self-reported by the five community members who were tested off-campus. To this date,...

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