LA CROSSE, Wis., December 1, 2020 – To ensure the health and safety of Western Technical College students and staff, the college is announcing a number of COVID-19-related updates in response to recent and anticipated surges in community cases.
Starting this week, The Union Market, which was providing limited dining for students and employees this fall, is now only offering to-go options, including meals to students in the residence hall. Seating space will not be available.
The Cavalier Campus Shop, which was offering limited in-person shopping, is closed to in-store customers. Curbside pickup and delivery options remain available for students. The Student Life Office is also operating completely in a virtual format during regular business hours.
The number of active positive cases on Western’s campuses has remained low, with only 10 reported last week.
“We attribute the low numbers to the precautions and safety measures we have in place, including health screening, masking, and social distancing,” said Kevin Dean, Dean of the Health and Public Safety division at Western and a member of Western’s COVID-19 monitoring team. “But, as the numbers of cases in the community were rising, our COVID-19 Monitoring Team felt it was important to scale back in our phased return to campus and further lower the risk of spreading the virus.”
As announced in October, the majority of classes will remain in online or alternative formats when possible for the spring 2021 term. Classes that require in-person instruction will be limited in size, and face masks and social distancing will be required in all campus buildings.
To learn more about Western’s response to COVID-19, visit www.westerntc.edu/coronavirus.