Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Last updated 9/16/20 at 10 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 for students or community members to Bruce Neumann at 262.364.8793 and for staff and faculty to Elle Bonds at 262.691.5570.

Campus Reopening Information

WCTC campuses are open. This reopening applies to students, staff and faculty at both the Pewaukee and Waukesha campuses. We have worked diligently to develop a plan that will provide for the health, safety and security of our campus community. View our full WCTC Readiness Plan, and continue to watch this webpage for the most current information.

Public access is limited to the Enrollment and Testing Centers by entering through the main College Center building. The Welcome Center entrance (College Center Atrium) will be staffed from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. All other areas on campus are designated for staff and students only. A WCTC identification card is required to enter all buildings except for the Enrollment and Testing Centers.

We humbly ask for your patience as we work through the reopening of the College. Please understand that these guidelines, rules and processes may need to be modified as we start learning and working on campus again.

Self-Acknowledgment Form

In an effort to help maintain a safe campus during the current pandemic, WCTC is requiring all persons who enter its campuses to complete a COVID-19 Self-Acknowledgment Form, committing to doing their part in keeping WCTC safe. If you have not already completed the form since July 31, 2020, please complete before coming to campus.

Important Updates for WCTC Students and Staff

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COVID-19 Overview

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 for students or community members to Bruce Neumann at 262.364.8793 and for staff and faculty to Elle Bonds at 262.691.5570.

COVID-19 Testing

The Wisconsin Army National Guard is conducting COVID-19 testing at the Waukesha County Expo Center on Tuesdays from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.  Beginning September 14, testing will also be offered on Mondays from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Electronic registration is recommended.

More Resources

Questions? Contact covid19@wctc.edu.