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Public Health

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for the Wenatchee Valley College Community

ONLINE AND REMOTE SERVICES // WVC is serving students and the public remotely. Call 509-682-6800 to speak with a staff member.

Spring quarter is delayed one week and will begin April 13. Classes will be offered online to the greatest extent possible. Students, please contact your instructors the week of April 6 for more information.

While the United States is not experiencing large numbers of people with the novel coronavirus at this time, WVC is working to provide information to our college community about the virus and to keep our students and employees abreast of any new information about if and how the virus will affect normal college operations.

To date, there are two confirmed cases of the virus at Wenatchee Valley College's campuses.

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At this time, we are taking direction directly from public health agencies, including the Chelan-Douglas Health District (CDHD) and Washington State Department of Health. We are working with these agencies to keep our campus community safe and informed.

 Chelan-Douglas Health District website

Sitio web de Distrito de salud de Chelan-Douglas

Currently, the WVC facilities department is responding proactively. They clean the Wenatchee campus regularly, following best practices for sanitization to prevent the spread of illness. Custodians are focusing their efforts on sanitizing areas with large numbers of students, including classrooms, computer equipment, labs and common areas. Campus is cleaned using anti-viral cleaners. Custodians will continue to follow these practices to prevent the spread of illness, as recommended by the Washington State Department of Health.

The Washington State Department of Health recommends "routine environmental cleaning," including:

  • Routinely cleaning all frequently touched surfaces, such as workstations, countertops, handrails and doorknobs. Use the cleaning agents that are usually used in these areas and follow the directions on the label.
  • Cleaning and maintaining sports equipment and facilities on a regular basis.