March 24, 2020

WSU Everett & Everett University Center community,

Effective immediately, Governor Inslee announced a Stay Home, Stay Healthy order.

This order requires everyone in the state to stay home except for essential activities such as grocery shopping, or going to medical appointments and pharmacies.

For those of you who have already made arrangements to work and study at home, little has changed. WSU Everett will remain restricted in accordance with Governor Inslee’s order. The building will remain locked and alarmed. Only essential personnel, with my official, written permission, may enter campus.

Students should review these resources provided by your campus personnel and the community.

All of us must adhere to Governor Inslee’s orders and stay home. We are emphasizing your safety, and that of your families, our students, and our state. I appreciate all you’re doing. Please stay safe and keep your families and friends safe, too.

Meanwhile, please stay connected to our educational family through your instructors, your peers, social media and communications from our campus and your university.

Watch for events online that are open to all students and the public, such as the discussion hosted on Zoom by Dr. Xiaopeng Bi tomorrow with City of Everett Public Works engineer Christina Curtis. The conversation he hosted with Blue Origin’s Heather Nelson was exciting and enlightening! On Friday, WSU will host a town hall about the COVID-19 response with Washington State University leadership streaming on YouTube.

We will all remain engaged in learning and working together, albeit at a distance, to use this time the best we can.

Stay healthy. Stay home.

Go Cougs! Go Vikings! Go Eags! Go Dawgs!

Paul Pitre, Chancellor
WSU Everett & Everett University Center