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Message from the Chancellor to WCCCD Faculty and Students Regarding Fall 2020 Semester Face­ to-Face Instruction

We have made the very difficult decision to transition all courses planned for face-to-face (on­ campus) instruction for the fall 2020 semester to alternative virtual modalities. A small number of exceptions will be made for health sciences and career education courses that require hands-on learning experiences. We have made the decision to transition to primarily virtual meeting modalities, effective the first day of classes on August 24, based on Governor Whitmer's executive orders and guidance from CDC, MIOSHA, and other governmental agencies. The number of COVID-19 cases in the Detroit and Wayne County region show no signs of abating, and there is uncertainty as to whether there will be a spike in infections during the fall. Even though we are confident that WCCCD is a safe place to work and study, we have chosen to eliminate even the limited risk involved in offering face-to-face instruction during the fall semester. It should be noted that online courses scheduled for the fall semester will be provided as planned and are not impacted by this decision.

By making this decision now, before the fall semester begins, we are exercising the utmost caution to protect the physical and emotional health and safety of our students and employees. Our strong desire to provide our students with the benefits of on-campus instruction and student support services is simply outweighed by the urgency of doing all we can to mitigate of the spread of COVID-19.

We are fully aware that the decision to transition fall semester face-to-face classes to a virtual meeting modality will cause disruptions in the livesof our students, faculty, and staff. However, making this decision before the semester starts enables us to avoid the even great disruption of being forced to make an abrupt pivot to meeting virtually in the event of rising COVID-19 cases in the middle of the semester. The Educational Affairs Division will communicate with faculty members impacted by this decision to make detailed plans and offer supportive services. The Student Services Division will provide studentswith the support they need to make the transition.

The WCCCD faculty and staff have demonstrated great resilience and agility as the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved during the past several months, and these characteristics are being called upon once again. We are deeply appreciative of your continued devotion to our students and the mission of WCCCD.

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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Communication Related to COVID-19

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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