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Public Health

Need-to-know information

WVC campuses are closed to most students and the public. WVC cierre de ambos campus.

During the closure, WVC is still serving students and the public remotely.  To contact a staff member call 509-682-6800. To videoconference live via Zoom visit wvc.edu/VA.

Fall 2021 reopening statement

COVID-19 Information for the Wenatchee Valley College Community

WVC is working to provide information to our college community about the COVID-19 pandemic and how it will impact college operations. You can find up to date information about COVID-19 in Washington State at coronavirus.wa.gov

View WVC Student Resources

Recursos en el WVC para esudiantes

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Washington State COVID-19 website are the best sources of information about how the virus spreads and how to protect yourself, in addition to the most current national and global assessments. Also check with local agencies for up-to-date information in your area.

Counseling services

The counseling department also offers emergency services for students facing food insecurity or financial crisis. If you need help, reach out.

The CDC also has resources Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19.

Experiencing a mental health emergency or domestic violence? See below:

If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others:


Chelan-Douglas Health District and Okanogan County Public Health

CDHD and OCPH offer resources and tips for staying healthy and preventing the spread of illness. You can learn more at cdhd.wa.gov and okanogancounty.org/ocph.

 Chelan-Douglas Health District website

Sitio web de Distrito de salud de Chelan-Douglas

Okanogan Behavioral Healthcare

OBHC provides holistic behavioral health services that promote wellness and recovery in Okanogan County. Learn more at kbhc.org.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC is the national health protection agency. Follow along with their COVID-19 information at cdc.gov.

Washington State COVID-19 website 

This website, coronavirus.wa.gov, was created to address developments in our state specifically. It includes information on number of cases and how to stay safe and protect others.

Right now, the college is closed to the public until further notice. 

Washington State COVID-19 website

Until the college receives further guidance from the governor’s office both WVC campuses will remain closed to most students and the public, and employees currently working from home will continue to do so. Some limited in-person labs are currently being offered. The process of fully reopening campus is expected to be gradual, and will happen in accordance with the governor’s directives.

Those who are on campus or are visiting campus are being asked to practice good hygiene, social distancing and to stay home if sick. A symptom form is required for anyone visiting campus.

The residence hall will remain open to residents, but social distancing is being implemented.

How are classes affected?

Wenatchee Valley College has announced instruction plans for fall quarter 2021. Though most classes will remain online and remote this fall, there are plans to offer more classes for more programs in-person when possible.

Classes will be offered in a variety of formats, including in-person, hybrid, online, and optional (in-person and/or online). Any classes with in-person components will follow any health and safety guidelines set forth by national, state and local health agencies.

Notifications

To get notified about sudden closures, suspended operations or any other changes to normal operations, sign up for emergency RAVE Alerts for emails and text messages.

Sign up by texting "CAMPUSALERTS" to 67283. The text alert system is open to all students, employees AND members of the public. If you choose to sign up for text alerts, you may incur expenses through your carrier when alerts are issued.

Don’t miss a notification. Check your notification settings through your RAVE account. Learn how on our RAVE webpage.

 

According to the CDC, stigma and discrimination can occur when people associate a disease, such as COVID-19, with a population or nationality, even though not everyone in that population or from that region is specifically at risk for the disease. Stigma can also occur after a person has been released from COVID-19 quarantine even though they are not considered a risk for spreading the virus to others.

Some groups of people who may be experiencing stigma because of COVID-19 include:

  • Persons of Asian descent
  • People who have traveled
  • Emergency responders or healthcare professionals

Stigma hurts everyone by creating fear or anger towards other people. Everyone can help stop stigma related to COVID-19 by knowing the facts and sharing them with others in your community.

CDC: Know the Facts

This is a good time to emphasize Wenatchee Valley College’s commitment to equity and inclusion. Name-calling, racist tropes, or any type of harassment against individuals or groups is never welcome on our campus. Please keep in mind that many of our community members, including our international students, may be dealing with difficulties stemming directly from the impact of COVID-19.

If you experience or witness any bias or harassment please report it by visiting wvc.edu/Bias or emailing bias@wvc.edu.