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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.


At the request of Washington State University to encourage protection of the general public and office staff from infection of Coronavirus, the WSU Extension office in Lewis County will be closed immediately to the public until further notice.  This does not mean closed for business.  Faculty and staff will continue to meet clientele needs during the office closure.  To protect clientele and office staff, the office closure will continue until confirmed by Public Health that the health emergency is determined to be over.  Additional measures employed during the health crisis include:


  • All face to face meetings will be cancelled until further notice.  Meetings using remote communication options are still allowed and encouraged.
  • Clientele will have the option of contacting the office administrative assistant to schedule a visit with staff or faculty.  Meetings using remote communication is encouraged as a first option.
  • Faculty will be responsive during business hours to e-mail and phone calls with-in 48 hours of being contacted.
  • All educational meeting will be postponed until further notice.  Future meeting dates will be set after the emergency is deemed over by Public Health.
  • Questions to the WSU Master Gardeners and WSU Master compost Recyclers will be answered during business hours.  Clientele will be encouraged to send digital pictures of their problem.
  • Outside the county office, meetings of 10 or fewer people may still be held, ONLY if it is possible to maintain the CDC-recommended protocol:
    • Encourage people who are sick or at risk to stay home and participate at a distance.
    • Discourage physical contact and provide social distancing (6 Feet).
    • Encourage hand-washing (30 seconds with soap & water) and provide hand sanitizer (60%+ Alcohol) for participants.
    • Encourage participants not to touch their faces.
    • Encourage coughing/sneezing into sleeves or tissues (& throw away).
    • Sanitize frequently-touched surfaces before and after meetings and daily at a minimum
  • Any questions concerning this plan should be directed to the WSU Extension office director.

County Programs

Lewis County Extension

351 NW North Street MS:AES01
Chehalis, WA

Monday – Thursday
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

(open over lunch hour)
or by Appointment

All Are Welcome

Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Julie Pirtle at 360-740-1212 or at least two weeks prior to the event.

There are no upcoming events at this time.