Dear WWCC Staff and Students,
On November 15, 2020, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee officially announced updated statewide restrictions (effective November 16 – December 14, 2020) due to the recent spike in Coronavirus activity in our service areas and across the State of Washington. WWCC is monitoring communication from the Governor’s Office and the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) regarding how, or whether, these changes will affect higher education.
As a precaution against the increase in community spread in the counties we serve, students should follow directions provided by their instructors and continue appointment-only access when needed for support services. Employees should work with their supervisors to ensure that their time on campus is limited to the minimum required to provide basic staff coverage, especially in student-support areas.
The College, and in particular the WWCC Re-Entry Planning Task Force, is in contact with county health officials, and continues to monitor community spread, hospital capacity, and campus adherence to safety protocols to ensure that WWCC remains a safe place to work and to learn at our current Level 3 status.
If you do come to campus, please be diligent in following all safety protocols to ensure that we can maintain our current level of access.
As a reminder, please be vigilant in your efforts to:
- Stay home when not feeling well
- Wear a mask at all times on campus unless you are alone in an office workspace
- Wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizer
- Maintain at least six feet of physical distance at all times
- Follow directions for sanitizing spaces, computer keyboards, etc.
- Complete the COVID-19 Safety training
- Complete the daily log when coming onto campus
With careful adherence to these safety protocols, it is our hope we can remain at Level 3 campus access despite the increase in positive COVID-19 cases in our communities.
Thank you for all you do to keep our students and staff safe.
Chad Emerson Hickox, Ph.D.