Fireworks ban Clark County and area cities

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Fireworks use is prohibited on WSU Vancouver property.

Due to heat conditions in Clark County, fireworks sales and use are banned June 29 – July 4.

Fireworks are also banned in the following cities:

Vancouver, Camas, Washougal, Battle Ground, Ridgefield and La Center

Road construction near WSU Vancouver Entrance 6/14-18/2021

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Clark County Roads is paving 134th St/Salmon Creek Ave. between 129th Ave and the WSU Vancouver Sam Smith Drive entrance this week during the overnight hours of 8:00 PM and 6:00 AM. This may impact campus access at the Sam Smith Dr. entrance during these hours through Friday 6/18/21.

Public Safety can assist campus exit as needed during this period and recommends plan to avoid coming to campus during these scheduled after hours periods.

Car Prowl Warning

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January 2021

WSU Vancouver Police have received several reports of vehicle car prowls occurring at the power substation parking area along NE 50th Avenue. The thefts include breaking vehicle windows to access things of value inside. Vehicles commonly park in this area to access the campus fields and walking paths on the north side of campus.

WSU Vancouver Police have provided emphasis patrols in the area. Please use caution when parking on and near campus. Do not leave valuable items in view and report suspicious activity to WSU Vancouver Police at 360-546-9001 or

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.