Campus Safety

 

Washtenaw Community College's commitment to its students, employees and the community is to provide a safer environment by mitigating the risk of the potential spread of COVID-19. The best way to protect one another is to get vaccinated. WCC strongly encourages and supports vaccinations. Walk-in vaccine clinics are widely available in Washtenaw County or at a vaccination site near you.

Listed below are our latest safety protocols that students, employees and visitors to the WCC campus are expected to follow. These and all other safety practices could change as the pandemic and health officials’ guidelines change.

  • All students and employees are required to continue to report if they test positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing will be conducted as appropriate.
  • All students and employees will be encouraged and reminded to maintain healthy habits that stop the spread of any virus — handwashing, covering your cough or sneeze, not touching your face, and, most importantly, staying home when you are sick, even if you are fully vaccinated. We also encourage any unvaccinated individuals to maintain social distancing at all times while on campus.
  • Although no longer required, WCC intends to continue certain safety protocols, including managing building air flow and regularly disinfecting high-touch areas. The college is also continuing ongoing safety-related projects, such as transitioning drinking fountains to water filling stations.
  • Currently, WCC is not requiring a daily health screening for students, employees or visitors to campus.

The Washtenaw County Health Department continues to update its information and resources regarding the best way to protect yourself and to limit the spread of the virus. This includes mask recommendations, recent updates regarding isolation guidelines if you contract the virus, where to obtain a vaccination, and COVID-19 testing sites.

In-person Use Restrictions

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WCC is temporarily restricting in-person use of Bailey Library, the Learning Commons, the Learning Resource Center and the dining area on the first floor of the Student Center to current WCC and WTMC students, faculty and staff. Community members seeking library resources are encouraged to use the virtual services available at wccnet.edu/library and wccnet.edu/lc.