March 12, 2020

Based on growing concern regarding COVID-19, Wytheville Community College (WCC) has announced that the college will be closed to students next week (March 16-20). Faculty and staff will work to develop plans for possible remote delivery of instruction and ways to continue providing access to student services and resources during the pandemic.

“WCC’s cancellation of classes follows the actions of numerous other colleges and universities,” said Dr. Dean Sprinkle. “Cancelling classes for students will give faculty and staff time to develop plans to continue instruction.”

All face-to-face classes are canceled for WCC students next week (March 16-20). WCC students, including non-credit Workforce Development students, should not return to classes during this time period. All online courses will continue as regularly scheduled for the remainder of the semester. Further clarification will be provided next week regarding class delivery after March 20.

All college offices at all locations will remain open next week (Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). Library and computer access will be available for students from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All college locations will be closed to allow time for sanitizing and cleaning on Friday, March 20. Employees should not report to work that day.

WCC’s Leadership Team is reviewing scheduled events and will make a decision soon regarding these activities. For the time being, decisions about events will be made on a case-by-case basis.

WCC’s Leadership Team is continuing to monitor the situation closely and will share additional information as it becomes available. Information will be posted on the website and via social media and campus alerts.



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