WSU sees rise in COVID-19 cases: 'This needs to stop,' leaders warn students

Washington State University students went into this past weekend with a warning from WSU leadership amid a rise in COVID-19 cases among students and staff.

“This needs to stop. Now,” WSU President Kirk Schulz, Provost Elizabeth Chilton and Mary Jo Gonzales, vice president of student affairs, wrote in a joint letter Friday. “Student gatherings and parties, which ignored basic safety and health protocols, have directly resulted in an increase of COVID‑19 cases. What you do this weekend, and for the next two weeks, will determine what happens from here.”

According to the university’s COVID-19 dashboard, there have been 168 positive cases recorded from the Pullman campus in the last

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