LA CROSSE, Wis., July 16, 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 to the upcoming Fall Term.
The majority of classes will be offered in an online or alternative format whenever possible. Classes that require in-person instruction will be limited in size, and face masks and social distancing will be required in all campus buildings.
All individuals entering a college facility will be required to self-screen upon entering. Western is in the process of installing self-screening stations, where individuals will be asked to scan their temperature and record it in an online questionnaire.
Western’s Residence Hall will be open for the Fall Term, but limited in capacity. Each suite will be limited to two students, rather than four. Masks and social distancing will be required in common spaces.
“We realize these changes will be difficult for our students,” said Western President Roger Stanford. “The health and welfare of both our students and co-workers is our number one priority, and we must make these changes in order to continue to deliver high-quality education.”
Western’s Fall Term begins Tuesday, Sept. 8. To learn more information on Western’s response to COVID-19, visit www.westerntc.edu/coronavirus.