Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
Updated 3/23/21 at 11 a.m.
WCTC Community Members Test Positive for COVID-19
As of August 12, 2020, Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) has confirmed cases of COVID-19. The College has taken the necessary precautions working with local health agencies to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. As a result, and in compliance with requirements of the Clery Act, WCTC is providing this Emergency Notification to the campus community. For additional information about COVID-19 and steps that the College is taking to protect the health and safety of our community, please visit the College’s COVID-19 Updates website.
Neither WCTC nor public health authorities will identify any individuals who have tested positive for the virus, nor will information be provided that may compromise confidentiality in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) for students and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for employees.
WCTC understands that this situation is concerning and wants to assure you that a great deal is being done to ensure the health and well-being of the campus community. This is a rapidly changing situation, so continue to check the WCTC COVID-19 Updates website for the latest updates.
WCTC college leadership is monitoring the changing situation daily and has implemented the following precautions:
- Enhanced cleaning operations on both campuses to include electrostatic spraying for sanitization purposes.
- Face mask required at all times when indoors on campus.
- Classrooms set up to enhance social distancing.
- Options for attending classes that include face-to-face, hybrid and blended courses.
- Access to campus buildings by utilizing your WCTC issued identification card for both staff and students.
We recommend that everyone take the following precautions:
- Wear a face mask at all times when indoors on campus.
- Stay home when ill or if other family members are ill.
- Leverage telecommunication options where possible.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your cough and sneezes (into your flexed elbow or a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash) and wash your hands immediately.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Get a flu vaccine.
- Watch for cough, troubled breathing, or other signs of respiratory infection.
- Monitor your temperature for a fever.
- Monitor yourself for any additional COVID-19 symptoms.
- Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.
- Follow all campus rules and policies related to COVID-19 and health and safety.
If you develop any COVID-19 symptoms, we encourage you to call your health care provider to obtain guidance. You can also obtain information from your health department, the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services Wisconsin DHS or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC COVID-19.
Please continue to report as soon as possible any COVID-19 related situations to email@example.com.
Beginning March 22, the entrances to all College buildings on the Pewaukee and Waukesha campuses will be open and accessible to the College community Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. From 5:30-7 a.m. and 7-10 p.m., faculty and staff will be able to use their WCTC ID card to access buildings. Face coverings are required for anyone on campus.
View our full WCTC Readiness Plan, and continue to watch this webpage for the most current information.
Important Updates for WCTC Students and Staff
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Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) continues to monitor the spread of the respiratory disease COVID-19, or coronavirus. This includes the review of resources and guidance provided by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever and respiratory issues, which can appear two to 14 days after initial exposure. Coronavirus spreads easily and causes mild illness in most people. People become infected by inhaling respiratory droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze, or by touching contaminated surfaces like door handles.
WCTC is following guidance provided by state and federal public health agencies. Please continue to report as soon as possible any COVID-19 related situations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- CARES Act Student Grant Funding
- Emergency Grant Reporting
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- CDC Handwashing Guide
- CDC Prevention and Treatment Guide
- COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE
- COVID-19 Waukesha County Public Health Department
- COVID-19 Wisconsin Department of Health Services
- WCTC Face Mask Signage
- World Health Organization (WHO)
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