ROCK SPRINGS — In an email to students on Tuesday afternoon, Western Wyoming Community College (Western) announced in-person lectures would move to an online format effective Wednesday, November 4.
Western Dean of Students Dustin Conover stated in the email that the COVID-19 task force met on Tuesday and made the decision to transition in-person lectures online due to the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases in Sweetwater County. Sweetwater County Public Health has stated that 15 percent of those swabbed in the county have tested positive for the virus in the last week.
Although in-person lectures are moving online, the college campus will remain open and the decision does not impact any of the workforce classes and those which require in-person activity such as labs.
The school reminded and asked students to put into practice the following steps to help limit the spread of COVID-19:
- wearing masks at all times;
- avoiding social gatherings that involve removing masks;
- physically distancing;
- washing hands regularly;
- performing personal health self-monitoring;
- when sick, stay home;
- if you are ever feeling symptoms, please complete the COVID Reporting Form at https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?WesternWyomingCC&layout_id=2
“These steps are intended to limit the current spread of the virus and turn the campus trend back toward a lower level of risk,” Conover said. “This will require the cooperation and vigilance of every member of the Western community.”