COVID-19 Resources and Updates | Western Technical College

COVID-19 Resources and Updates

Western has implemented a plan that prioritizes safety. Please see the Phased Return Plan web page for details. Most of our service areas offer virtual and in-person appointments. For contact information, visit Student Support Services or call our main phone line at 608-785-9200.

Western takes your health and wellness very seriously. Our dedicated COVID-19 Monitoring Team works closely with the La Crosse County Health Department, college leadership, and impacted areas of the college to consider evolving health recommendations and implement procedures that balance safety and student success.

Class Formats

Our terms are being scheduled with in-person courses, virtual formats, and combinations of the two. See Student Information for additional details.

Face Coverings

Effective March 14, 2022, Western will no longer require face coverings inside our buildings. We will, however, continue to respect the masking choices of others. The CDC advises individuals to wear a mask based on your personal preference, informed by your personal level of risk.


We recognize that getting vaccinated is the best defense against the spread of COVID-19. While the vaccination is not required at Western, we strongly encourage all students and co-workers who are able to be vaccinated to do so. 

For more information on where to get vaccinated, visit the La Crosse County website or the website of your county of residence.

Having COVID-19 Symptoms?

If you are experiencing symptoms or have concerns about already being exposed, please:

  1. Stay home.
  2. Contact your healthcare provider.
  3. Students notify your instructor, employees notify your supervisor.
  4. Fill out the form below and a staff member will contact you within 24 hours to obtain additional information and offer assistance.

If you're questioning whether or not to come to campus, please reference this helpful symptoms guide.

For questions or concerns related to Western’s COVID-19 precautions and preventative measures, contact the COVID-19 Monitoring Team at


Contact Us

Have questions or concerns related to Western’s COVID-19 precautions and preventive measures? Contact Western's COVID-19 Monitoring Team: