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Chancellor’s Message to the WCCCD Family: Regarding the 2021 Spring Semester

The purpose of this Chancellor’s Message is to update members of the WCCCD family on plans for the 2021 Spring Semester. With the Fall Semester successfully underway, our top two priorities continue to be: to assure a healthy and safe study and work environment for students and employees, and to provide for the continuity of instructional programs and student support services. I am very grateful for the resilience and creativity of students, faculty, and staff as we together manage the unpredictability of the pandemic. I applaud the COVID-19 Response Team and the COVID-19 Special Unit in the Human Resources Division for their exemplary work in achieving the many adjustments and protocols required for a COVID-19 protective environment.

For the 2021 Spring Semester, instructional leaders will continue the pattern of online, virtual, and limited on-campus programs established during the Fall Semester. The 2021 Spring Semester class schedule is more robust in terms of balancing course offerings and supporting student program completion. During the Spring Semester, we will continue the Fall Semester practice of providing healthy and safe on-campus teaching and learning environments for designated lab, career, and health science courses requiring hands-on learning experiences.

As we prepare for the 2021 Spring Semester, several initiatives are underway to apply the “lessons learned” from our COVID-19 experiences thus far. The transition of student support services from in-person to virtual access continues. Faculty professional development programs related to teaching in a virtual environment have expanded. The engagement of campus leaders in supporting virtual learning has increased. Being mindful that some students may not have access to laptops and the Internet, campus administration is providing access to computer labs and student support services. The WCCCD website continues to provide regular updates on changes in programs and student support services, as well as the District’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In these and other ways, we are continuously improving the student experience and assuring that quality programs and services are provided in a COVID-19 protective environment.

Faculty

Please continue to check your WCCCD email and the college’s website for updates.  For questions, call the WCCCD Faculty Hotline at 1-844-245-0358.

Faculty may click here for communication related to COVID-19.

Fall 2020 Face-to-Face Campus, Lab, Career and Health Science Classes.

Students

Please continue to check your WCCCD email and the college’s website for updates.  For questions, call the WCCCD Student Success Center Hotline at 313-496-2634.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Financial Aid Related to COVID-19 - FAQs

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Communication Related to COVID-19

October 19, 2020 Chancellor’s Message to the WCCCD Family: Regarding the 2021 Spring Semester
September 08, 2020 (Update) Availability of CARES Act Funding
August 21, 2020 WCCCD Fall 2020 Update
August 21, 2020 Letter to Faculty about Fall 2020 Semester
August 21, 2020 Frequently Asked Questions for Faculty
August 20, 2020 Message to WCCCD Faculty and Students Regarding Fall 2020 Semester Face-to-Face Instruction
July 31, 2020 (Update) District COVID-19 Pandemic Employee Work Site & Exposure Control Plan
July 28, 2020 Message to the WCCCD Family:  Welcome to the Beginning of the Fall 2020 Semester and the 2020-21 Academic Year
July 17, 2020 Chancellor’s Update for the Board of Trustees:  WCCCD’s Reopening and COVID-19 Response Strategy
July 10, 2020 (Update) District COVID-19 Employee Work Site and Exposure Control Plan
July 10, 2020 (Update) WCCCD COVID-19 Building Entrance Requirements
July 10, 2020 WCCCD COVID-19 Compliance Health and Safety Summary
July 02, 2020 (Update) Availability of CARES Act Funding
June 22, 2020 Guests and Students Welcome
June 11, 2020 WCCCD Office of the Chancellor Announcement
June 04, 2020 Message to WCCCD Students and Employees
May 14, 2020

Building Blocks for the Comprehensive Plan of Work:  Responding to the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Planning the Phased Reopening of WCCCD

May 08, 2020 (Update) Availability of CARES Act Funding
May 05, 2020 (Update) Cancelation of 2020 Commencement Ceremony, Allied Health and PTK Pinning, and Honors Convocation
April 28, 2020 Site Visit to WCCCD by Higher Learning Commission Consultant/Evaluator
April 28, 2020 (Update) District and Campus Operations as 2020 Spring Semester Continues
April 25, 2020 CARES Act Funding for Student Support
April 23, 2020 Continuing Education Courses for the Spring Semester, Summer Terms, and Fall Semester
April 17, 2020 Special Webpage For WCCCD Faculty Members Teaching In the 2020 Spring Semester
April 13, 2020 Chancellor's Message to Students, Faculty and Staff Regarding Spring, Summer and Fall Class Schedules
April 03, 2020 Letter to Faculty About Alternative Instruction
March 30, 2020 Letter to Faculty About Completion of 2020 Spring Semester  
March 28, 2020 WCCCD COVID-19 Announcement
March 20, 2020 Message Regarding WCCCD's Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic: Reflections and a Long-Term Perspective
March 19, 2020 Suspension of Courses
March 18, 2020

Letter to Faculty About Face-to-Face Courses Transitioning to Alternative Instruction Model  

March 18, 2020 Message to All Members of the WCCCD Family Regarding Commencement
March 17, 2020 COVID-19 Leave Update to All P&AA & UAW Employees
March 14, 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) to All WCCCD Employees
March 13, 2020 Letter to Faculty Regarding 2020 Spring Semester
March 12, 2020 Message to All Members of the WCCCD Family Regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
March 11, 2020 Emergency Preparedness
 

What You Can Do to Stay Healthy

The most effective way to minimize risk and prevent the spread of Coronavirus is to follow the tried and true rules of proper hygiene.

  • Stay home from work, school or social settings if you have flu-like symptoms, especially if you have a fever.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently. Use warm water and work up a robust lather of soap, rub and scrub for at least 20 seconds.
  • If you’re out and don’t have access to a sink, use an alcohol-based sanitizer (60%, or greater alcohol content).
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth - especially important after touching common surfaces - until you can wash your hands.
  • If you feel a sneeze or cough building, quickly move away from people and sneeze or cough into a tissue, your shirt or elbow. Immediately throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid close contact, such as shaking hands, kissing, and sharing cups or eating utensils with ill people
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces in shared spaces using disinfectants effective on coronaviruses. These include isopropyl alcohol or ethyl alcohol (60%+), dilute bleach (follow manufacturer recommendations for concentration for disinfecting), or dilute hydrogen peroxide, amongst other things. 

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