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WCCCD Updates Related to the Coronavirus  

The Wayne County Community College District's Michigan Institute for Public Safety Education, located at the Downriver Campus, will be a Point of Distribution for Wayne County to help distribute the COVID-19 vaccine for those who fall under the Phase 1A and 1B guidelines: healthcare workers, EMS and frontline essential workers in critical infrastructure.

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Chancellor’s Summer/Fall 2021 Message to the WCCCD Family

Greetings to all members of the WCCCD family—students, faculty, staff, and community supporters—as we celebrate the achievements of our 2021 graduates, welcome students for our summer sessions, and prepare for the Fall 2021 semester. Good progress is being made in the Detroit and Southeastern Michigan region in getting the COVID-19 pandemic under control, including the achievement of vaccination goals. This means that we can prepare for a more typical Fall semester in terms of providing fuller and more robust oncampus programming and services. However, we must be forever vigilant as we safely transition students and employees back to on-campus learning and working environments. Our COVID-19 Response Team and the COVID-19 Special Unit in Human Resources will continue to enforce the protocols required for a safe environment. I strongly encourage all students and employees to be vaccinated as the best way to protect yourselves, your families, and your students and colleagues at WCCCD.

WCCCD is truly entering its “New Day, New Way” era. As we prepare for the Fall semester, we will be applying many of the lessons learned from the pandemic. The faculty and staff have adapted to the dramatically increased use of learning and information technologies during the pandemic that offered a new balance of on-campus and virtual programs and services. WCCCD has renewed its fierce commitment to achieving a different and more
equitable future for our students and the communities we serve. We are reinventing student support services in response to the educational, personal, and family needs of our students. We launched the “Reinvent Diversity/Equity/Inclusion” initiative, the redesign of the Learning Resource Centers (LRCs), and a new center focused on innovation and best practices in teaching pedagogy. The pandemic resulted in a nationwide student
enrollment decline and the related loss of revenue, and so we are tightening our belts and taking a very disciplined and forward-looking approach to the use of our financial and other resources.

Today, as we move into the post-COVID-19 period, we stand at the threshold of a new phase of WCCCD’s pathway to the future (Pathways to the Future IV). I cannot imagine another period of our history when WCCCD’s open door mission has been more vital to the success of the students, businesses, and communities we serve. With enduring gratitude to those who sacrificed and persisted during the pandemic, we now build the WCCCD of the future that those whom we serve so urgently need.


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.

Summer 2021 Face-to-Face Campus, Lab, Career and Health Science Classes.


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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Click here for memo to students about coronavirus pandemic. 

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

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

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Communication Related to COVID-19

July 19, 2021 WCCCD Civid 19 Employee Work Site and Exposur Control Plan
June 30, 2021 Return to In-Person Work Plan
June 21, 2021 Free Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic Locations
June 7, 2021 Chancellor’s Summer/Fall 2021 Message to the WCCCD Family
June 4, 2021 WCCCD's Virtual Commencement Ceremony
June 2, 2021 Summer 2021 Availability of CARES Act Funding
May 10, 2021 WCCCD Students Return to School Guidelines
April 26, 2021 Coronavirus Reporting Hotline
March 05, 2021

Chancellor's Spring 2021 Message To The WCCCD Family Charting The Course To the Post-Covid-19 Era

February 06, 2021 (Update) District COVID-19 Pandemic Employee Work Site & Exposure Control Plan
January 29, 2021 (Update) Availability of CARES Act Funding
December 30, 2020

WCCCD offers 50 percent off tuition for the Spring 2021 semester to those who register between Jan. 1 and Jan. 19, 2021

December 29, 2020 (Update) District COVID-19 Pandemic Employee Work Site & Exposure Control Plan
December 18, 2020 Chancellor's Holiday Message to the WCCCD Family
December 08, 2020 Extension of MDHHS Order - Letter to Students
December 08,2020 Extension of MDHHS Order - Transition of in-person classes to virtual/alternative education from December 8 – 20, 2020
November 19, 2020 WCCCD Letter to Students Regarding Transition of Classes to Virtual/Alternative Nov 18 - Dec 8
November 19, 2020 WCCCD Special COVID-19 Remote Work Memorandum
November 16, 2020 Transition of in-person classes to virtual/alternative education from November 18 - December 8, 2020
November 16, 2020 COVID-19 Compliance
October 28, 2020 District-Wide Conference Day Memo
October 19, 2020 Chancellor’s Message to the WCCCD Family: Regarding the 2021 Spring Semester
October 19, 2020 (Update) District COVID-19 Pandemic Employee Work Site & Exposure Control Plan
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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