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Emergency Closure Procedures

Wenatchee Valley College is committed to keeping its facilities open and continuing its operations without disruption—except in the event of the most extreme circumstances.


In the event that inclement weather or other circumstances create the need to change regularly scheduled Wenatchee Valley College operations, the following procedures should be followed:


Delayed Opening of Campus and Suspension of Operations


If operations are delayed, college personnel and students report to their campus or center at the delayed start time. If operations are suspended, only employees designated to perform emergency tasks report to work. Students and all other college personnel don’t report to their campus or center.


The president will make the decision to delay the starting time or close the college for any reason, including inclement weather. In the case of inclement weather, the director of facilities (for the Wenatchee campus) or the dean of the Omak campus (for the Omak campus), after an assessment of campus conditions and consultation with the Department of Transportation and City of Wenatchee/City of Omak, will make a recommendation to the president for closure of the affected campus.


For day classes/offices, a decision will be made by 5:30 a.m.  For evening classes/offices, a decision will be made by 2 p.m. The director of college and community relations will be informed at that time to notify the media and post the announcement on the college Web site.


In the event where local school districts are closing or scheduling later start dates, but the college remains open as usual, the director of facilities and/or the dean of the Omak campus will contact the director of college and community relations to notify the radio stations and post the website that the college will be open as usual. This decision will be made by 6 a.m.




If you do not hear a message regarding college operations, assume that the college is operating on its normal schedule.


Please do not call the campus operator. Get your information from the media or the college website.


Employees and the general public will be notified of any changes from normal college operations through local radio stations and on the home page of the WVC website, www.wvc.edu.  If the situation occurs while the college is in operation, communication to college employees will occur via e-mail, telephone and on the WVC website.


The following media are scheduled to receive WVC operation advisories:


Cherry Creek Radio Stations                   665-6565 (front desk)

            KPQ AM 560                             663-5656 (news room)

            KPQ FM 102.1 - The Quake

            KWWW FM 103.9/96.7 - KW3       

            KAAP FM 99.5 - Apple FM

            KWWX 106.7/ KWNC-AM 1370 - La Super Z

            KYSN FM 97.7

            KZNW-AM 1340

KKRV FM 104.9, KKRT AM 900              664-0105

KPLW, FM 89.9                                     1-800-355-4757

KOZI (Chelan), 93.5 FM/1230 AM            682-4033

KOHO (Leavenworth) FM 101.1               548-1011

KOMW (Omak), AM 680                         826-0100


In the event the director of college and community relations is unavailable, the director of facilities will contact the director’s assistant. If the assistant is unavailable, it is the director of facilities’ responsibility to notify the radio stations and the vice president of fiscal services to post the message on the college website.



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