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WCC Cancels Events, Continues Vigilance

March 13, 2020

Wayne Community College announced today that it is cancelling events through April 10 due to the potential spread of COVID-19.

The restriction applies to “all events, meetings, conferences, or other forms of gathering that bring members of the public, both those who would be conducting activities and those who would be participating, onto campus,” said WCC Public Information Officer Tara Humphries.

Among the affected events will be
the Nurse Aide and Phlebotomy Information Sessions scheduled for March 16 and 17,
Wayne County Reads lecture on March 24,
Operation Medicine Drop session on March 26,
Risk Management and Insurance Information Session on March 31,
Science Festival on April 4,
Teddy Bear Picnic on April 8, and
Foundation of WCC Arts and Humanities lectures.

Currently, other than this and restriction of college-sanctioned travel outside the county, the college is maintaining normal operations.

A WCC student pauses in front of a bulletin board to read a poster about steps to prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

“Early on, the college began sharing steps to avoid contracting and spreading the disease with its students and employees, stepped up its facilities sanitation efforts, and set up a COVID-19 page on our website that we update constantly, and we have been communicating directly with our college family to keep them apprised of the campus’ status and news about the coronavirus,” Humphries reported.

The college has a Pandemic Response Team that is dealing with preparation and response decisions.

“We are continuing to monitor guidance provided by the CDC, DHHS, and local authorities and we are in constant contact with our various partners in this community,” Humphries said. “As the situation changes, we are prepared to respond.”

“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,” Humphries said.

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.

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