VanCoug Alerts

WSU Vancouver Planned Road Closures

Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 6:22am

Scheduled road closures are necessary for the Clark Regional Waste Water District sewer project.  The sewer project will impact 50th Avenue and the WSU Vancouver entrance road (159th Street).

50th Avenue and 159th Street will remain open for at least one lane of traffic.

The WSU Vancouver entrance road will be closed as follows:

·         July 1 – August 11 outbound (east) closed

·         July 20 – August 11 inbound (west) closed

 

 

 

Clark County Measles Information

Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 11:20am

CLARK COUNTY MEASLES OUTBREAK UPDATE: ONE NEW CONFIRMED, TWO SUSPECT CASES

News Release from Clark Co. WA Communications
Posted on FlashAlert: March 18th, 2019 10:38 AM

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation. Since Jan. 1, Public Health has identified 73 confirmed cases and is currently investigating two suspect cases. There are no new locations where people may have been exposed to measles.

Here are the details of the 73 confirmed cases:

  • Age
    • 1 to 10 years: 53 cases
    • 11 to 18 years: 15 cases
    • 19 to 29 years: one case
    • 30 to 39 years: four cases
  • Immunization status
    • Unimmunized: 63 cases
    • Unverified: seven cases
    • 1 MMR vaccine: three cases
  • Hospitalization: one case (none currently)

Public Health will continue to provide updates as cases are confirmed or additional exposure sites are identified. The measles investigation webpage will continue to be updated.

Additional resources

For information about additional exposure sites in Oregon, linked to the confirmed case in Multnomah County, visit the Oregon Health Authority measles webpage. For information about other measles cases in Washington, visit the Washington State Department of Health measles webpage.

Anyone with questions about their measles immunity or the measles vaccine should contact their primary care provider. Clark County Public Health does not provide immunizations or testing for immunity.

If you are unsure of your family's immunization status, you can view, download and print your family's immunization information online at MyIR or request a copy of your immunization record from the Washington State Department of Health.

For a complete list of exposure sites, visit the Public Health measles investigation webpage.

Recommendations

Here are recommendations from the Clark County Department of Public Health:

  • Locate your vaccination records – specifically for MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
    • This may include documentation of blood titer tests (proving immunity)
    • If you are unsure of your vaccination status, contact your health provider
  • Stay home if you are sick; pay attention to fevers
    • Symptoms of measles are:
      • Runny nose
      • Coughing
      • Conjunctivitis (red, itchy eyes)
      • Fever
      • Rash
    • Most of these symptoms may begin before the rash, and you are contagious as soon as any of these symptoms begin
  • If you believe you may have measles symptoms, or develop symptoms:
    • Stay home
    • Avoid public spaces if possible
    • Call your doctor (do not sit in waiting rooms)
  • If you are not currently vaccinated, consider getting vaccinated quickly. A single dose of the vaccine has been shown to be 93 percent effective at preventing measles; two doses is 97 percent effective.
    • MMR vaccines are available to currently registered students (for a fee) at the WSU Vancouver Wellness center by appointment.
  • If you have questions about vaccine efficacy or your own personal health risks, please contact your health care provider for advice.

Next steps

If WSU Vancouver is notified of a confirmed case of measles at a college location, further communication will be shared via this VanCoug Alerts page. Depending on advice from Clark County Public Health, the college may also send alerts via our notification systems.

Anyone with questions about measles infection or the measles vaccine should call their primary care provider or their local county health department:

  • Clark County Public Health, 360-397-8021
  • Skamania County Public Health, 509-427-3850
  • Klickitat County Public Health, 509-773-4565
  • Multnomah County Public Health, 503-988-3406
  • Washington County Public Health, 503-846-3594
  • Clackamas County Public Health, 503-655-8411 

More Information

WSU Employee Benefits Summary – Measles Outbreak

Benefit-eligible employees who take advantage of either Kaiser Permanente Northwest or the Uniform Medical Plan have the following coverage:

  • Kaiser Northwest - Immunizations are provided under Preventive Care Services, and are covered at no cost. Contact Kaiser to inquire if the Titer testing is covered. Call 1-800-813-2000.
  • Uniform - Immunizations are provided under Preventive Care Services, which are covered at no cost. the Titer Test, if needed, is not covered as a preventative care service, but is covered as a medical expense, subject to deductible and co-pay. Call 1-888-849-3681.

If you don’t have benefits coverage or a healthcare provider, direct questions or concerns to the Family Health Hotline at 1-800-322-2588 or the health department at 360-397-8021. 

Remember you can find information updated regularly on the WSU Vancouver VanCoug Alerts webpage. Another good source of information is the Clark County Public Health website. Additional information is available at the Washington State Department of Health website.

If you have another health plan, you need to check with your insurance provider directly to find out what your plan will cover. 

WSU benefits information, including links to the plans Certificates of Coverage, is available at hrs.wsu.edu/medical-insurance/   

50th Avenue Entrance Road Construction, Partial Closure

Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 8:41am

The entrance road to/from 50th Ave will be closed to outbound (east bound) traffic on Thursday and possibly Friday of this week (9/27-28/18). Clark Regional Waste Water District (CRWWD) construction crews will be doing minor excavating work (pot-holing) to verify the location of existing utilities in preparation for a new sanitary sewer main that will be installed next summer. The pot-holing work will also be conducted on 50th Avenue on the same days.

Please observe signage and the direction of flaggers who will be present during the work.

Your patience is appreciated during this necessary inconvenience. This investment by CRWWD supports our growth and enhances the services available here at WSU Vancouver.

WSU Vancouver Facilities Operations is the coordination point for construction projects on campus.

WSU Vancouver Facilities
360-546-9000
https://admin.vancouver.wsu.edu/facilities-operations/facilities-operation

WSU Vancouver is open and classes are on schedule. Please check back for updates.

Posted: Friday, February 23, 2018 - 5:27am

WSU Vancouver is open and classes are on schedule

Updates will be posted if snow conditions progress.

Students, please check with your instructors. Individual classes may be canceled based on the instructor’s ability to get to campus safely.

WSU Vancouver is open and classes are on schedule. Please check back for updates.

Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 5:23am

WSU Vancouver is open and classes are on schedule

Updates will be posted if snow conditions progress.

Students, please check with your instructors. Individual classes may be canceled based on the instructor’s ability to get to campus safely.

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