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COVID-19 Update for Students, 3/12/2020

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Weatherford College students:

The following is the third in a series of communications intended to keep the Weatherford College community informed regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). Weatherford College’s COVID-19 Task Force met Thursday morning, March 12, 2020.

As you know, WC thrives in a Culture of Caring, so any decisions made are rooted in the genuine care and concern for all involved.

There are no changes to class or work schedules as of yet. There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in WC’s five-county service area at the time of this message. However, in an abundance of caution, President Tod Allen Farmer has approved the following adjustments:

SPRING BREAK ACCESS

All WC campuses will be closed for Spring Break. You are asked to stay away from WC campuses during this time so CBRE personnel can thoroughly disinfect our facilities (Exceptions: Outdoor home athletic events, such as baseball and softball games and practices, will go on as usual. Also, students will be allowed in the Coyote Village student housing complex). If a visit to campus becomes absolutely necessary, you will be required to check in and check out with the WC Police Department.

FOOD SAFETY

Out of an abundance of caution, the salad bar in the Doss Student Center Cafeteria will be closed for the time being. Boxed salads will be available after Spring Break. Also, concession stands at our home baseball and softball games will be temporarily closed, with free bottled water available for fans.

WATER FOUNTAINS

All water fountains and water dispenser stations will be closed until further notice.

As you know, many of our sister institutions in the North Texas region have made additional decisions regarding online-only instructional delivery, etc. Members of the WC administration are diligently making contingency plans in the event that such a disruption becomes necessary.

As communicated earlier this week, please pay attention to CDC guidelines regarding personal travel. We all have the responsibility to educate ourselves in these matters.

And, of course, please be diligent in washing your hands and other personal health matters. There are many tips and guidelines available at www.cdc.gov. Social distancing, minimizing in-person large group meetings and other methods will help prevent the further spread of COVID-19, the flu, and other health hazards.

Weatherford College will not panic. We will continue to help change lives in a positive manner, and we hope Spring Break is a wonderful, restful time for you and your family.
 

Brent Baker

Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Weatherford College
Executive Director, Weatherford College Foundation

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