Alerts

Attempted robbery on WSU Vancouver walking trail 10/22/2020

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WSU Vancouver police received a third-party report regarding an attempted robbery that occurred on a paved walking trail.

At approximately 9:05 PM on Thursday 10/22/2020 a campus employee reported to the police department that a "couple" on a walking trail passed him and mentioned a strange thing had just happened. A white male adult walking with an Asian female adult said that they had recently passed a tall adult male who asked the male victim for his wallet. The victim gave the suspect his wallet. There was no threat stated with the request for the wallet and no weapons were displayed or inferred. The suspect then told the couple that he only needed $10 dollars. The victim asked for his wallet back and it was returned to him intact. The suspect then got into a car that had just pulled up and drove away. The victims did not suffer any financial loss. They declined the employee's invitation to escort them to the police office to report the incident.

WSU Police are investigating the incident and currently have no additional description of the victims or the suspect and associated vehicle. If you have any information regarding this case, please share it with WSU Vancouver police at wsuvcops@wsu.edu of by phone at 360-546-9001.

WSU Vancouver Clark Building potential COVID-19 exposure

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WSU Vancouver and Clark College Community -

On Saturday, 10/3, a Clark College Nursing student who attends class on the Washington State University Vancouver campus (CCW) reported that they tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last in class on Wednesday, September 30. This individual will stay at home for the minimum of 10 days following CDC isolation guidance.

CCW Nursing classes should meet this week with little or no disruption to their scheduled times. WSU Vancouver is collaborating with our Clark College partners on all aspects of the case including cleaning and disinfecting the affected areas.

With the practice of COVID-19 safety protocols in the Nursing Lab, to include frequent disinfection, the use of face coverings and social distancing, the likelihood of exposure to anyone in the Nursing classroom or the larger WSU Vancouver community is very low.

Thank you,
WSU Vancouver Incident Command

WSU Vancouver Friday SEP. 17, 2020. Normal Operations (under Covid 19 restrictions)

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Friday September 17, 2020

Air quality around the Vancouver campus is improving but not yet normal. WSU Vancouver campus operations are normal today under the Fall 2020 schedule. On-campus activities remain restricted to necessary use and on-campus scheduled activities are open.

All online academic and other activities continue normally today.

If you are an employee working remotely, you may continue to do so unless otherwise notified.

Sept. 17 Air Quality. UPDATE: Library Closed.

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WSU Vancouver continues to monitor air quality. For Thursday 9/17, the following programs are approved for on-campus operations within existing COVID-19 established parameters as they were prior to the current wildfire smoke event.

WSU Vancouver Library operations WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TODAY due to continued hazardous air quality.

WSU Vancouver Wellness Center from 9 a.m. through 2 p.m.

WSU Facilities Operations – Staff may elect to return to work but are not required to.

All online academic and other activities should continue unless otherwise notified. Employees working remotely may continue to do so unless otherwise notified.

For all other departments, unless designated as essential personnel and required to be on campus, faculty and staff should not report to campus.

Current protocols for access to campus will remain and are currently being managed by WSU Vancouver Public Safety.

Additionally, it is important to restrict or limit any physically strenuous work, as well as any outside work when wildfire smoke is present, especially for individuals more sensitive to the health effects of wildfire smoke.

Employees who normally perform physically strenuous work, or any outdoor work (for example, custodians, maintenance mechanics and grounds specialists) should contact their manager about work modifications available to them including but not limited to limiting activities with more breaks or a slower pace of work. If you have questions about any continued impact on your work, please ask your manager directly.

HVAC will be operational in the Library and Classroom buildings from 8 a.m. through 2 p.m. in support of those programs. All other campus spaces will be in unoccupied mode and secured.

Check VanCoug Alerts for changes due to wildfire smoke and weather.

Sept. 16 Air Quality

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WSU Vancouver has suspended on-campus operations all day Wednesday, Sept. 16 due to poor air quality.

Unless designated as essential personnel and required to be on campus, faculty and staff should not report to campus. Facilities Operations staff may elect to return to work, but are not required to do so. If you have questions, please contact your supervisor.

All online academic and other activities should continue unless otherwise notified. Employees working remotely may continue to do so unless otherwise notified.