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Chancellor Curtis L. Ivery’s Message to WCCCD Students and Employees

Wayne County Community College District students will be welcomed back for the 2020 fall semester to a full slate of on-site and face-to-face instructional programs as well as distance learning offerings. After being forced into an alternative delivery modality during the spring semester by the sudden onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, WCCCD is ready to return to what it does best: the face-to-face interactions between students and faculty that are so essential to our instructional programs, student support services, and district and campus operations. WCCCD is “home” to many of our students who depend on the collegiate environment to give meaning and normalcy to their lives.

The physical and emotional health of our students and employees is our first priority as we prepare for the fall semester. It is imperative that we create a learning and work environment that gives our students, employees, and all who enter our buildings confidence that WCCCD is a safe place to study and work. To that end, we have developed the “New Ways to Work and Study” program, a comprehensive plan of work to respond to the challenges of the COVID pandemic and plan the phased reopening of WCCCD to full operations. This program will require discipline on the part of each individual and “all hands-on deck” work by all faculty and staff groups. Every dimension of this program matters. Special arrangements for vulnerable students and employees matter. Maintaining physical distance matters. Staying home if ill matters. By “learning new ways to work and study,” we can protect one another’s lives and, by extension, the lives of our loved ones and our neighbors.

We have taken a number of major steps to respond to the anxiety that many of our students, faculty, and staff have about their physical and emotional health as they consider re-entering our facilities. A COVID-19 task force, with the support of WCCCD’s Michigan Institute for Public Safety Education, has spent several months on projects such as:

  • redesigning and modifying spaces in our facilities;
  • creating a required employee COVID-19 protective training program;
  • setting up screening processes at each building entrance;
  • establishing strict deep cleaning processes and schedules;
  • planning case management and incident tracking; and creating visual management guides such as signs, barriers, and clear markers to create safe circulation patterns.

In all these and other ways, we are fulfilling our commitment to make WCCCD a safe place to study and work.

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.

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

June 04, 2020 Message to WCCCD Students and Employees
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 13, 2020 Chancellor's Message to Students, Faculty and Staff Regarding Spring, Summer and Fall Class Schedules
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 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 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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