Texas Community Colleges

A Message from the President to Students, Faculty, Staff, and the Community

03/13/20


Western Texas College is monitoring all available resources regarding the Coronavirus COVID-19. Our highest priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our students, faculty, staff and community. We are in regular communication with local and regional health services, and continually monitor the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS), the Center for Disease Control (CD), and the World Health Organization (WHO).
 

While the situation remains fluid and subject to change, Western Texas College classes will resume on Monday, March 16th. In the event that a change in college operations becomes necessary, a decision to provide online or alternate instruction may be made. Please check with your supervisor for authorization before leaving for any out of town travel. 

Although there are no reported cases of COVID-19 in our immediate area, we are taking all necessary precautions to provide as healthy an environment as possible for our faculty, staff and students. In order to do that however, as with any communicable respiratory disease, we all need to be mindful of using appropriate precautions such as frequent hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth.   

Out of an abundance of caution, we are asking our students, faculty and staff to be mindful of our campus and community and self-report any travel to CDC Level 2 or 3 areas. In addition, if you do not feel well, we ask that you please stay home. If you have traveled, or have had contact with someone who has traveled to a Level 2 or Level 3 area and do not feel well, please contact a medical professional and follow their advice, including any self-quarantine time limit. 

While this is a challenging time for our campus and community, diligently following precautionary measures will help mitigate the risks. Please be patient as we work together to continue to provide an excellent education for our students and a conscientious, caring environment for our campus community. 

Sincerely, 

Dr. Barbara R. Beebe
President

 

Centers for Disease Control Website

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