Wayne Community College announced today that it is suspending instruction from March 16 through March 22, 2020 due to the potential spread of COVID-19.
Instruction will resume in alternative delivery formats on March 23.
“This means that students should not come to campus on Monday and that until March 23, there will be no classes in any form, for any Wayne Community College program,” explained Public Information Officer Tara Humphries.
On March 23, the college plans to transition to online and alternative course delivery methods.
“Students should watch their email for information about what form their classes will take when they resume on March 23,” Humphries said.
On Monday, March 16, all WCC staff are to report on their normal schedule. All faculty will meet at a time designated by their respective dean or associate vice president.
All functions of the college will remain open and operational at this time, including the child care center, but all will practice social distancing and take other precautionary measures.
“Wayne Community College is taking steps to reduce possible exposure to the coronavirus,” Humphries said. “All decisions that are being made have the purpose of keeping our students, colleagues, and community as healthy and safe as possible while preserving our goal of providing a quality education.”
The college had already restricted out-of-county travel and cancelled events on campus through April 10.
“We are in contact with our partners in the community and are following guidance from federal, state, and local authorities,” she said. “As the COVID-19 outbreak evolves, the college will continue to assess its actions and respond appropriately.”
Updates will be posted on the college’s webpage (www.waynecc.edu) and provided via email to students and employees.
Wayne Community College is a public, learning-centered institution with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, N.C. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, the college serves 11,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry, and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 140 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.