Guidelines for Protecting Our Community

June 26, 2020 Washtenaw Community College

Guidelines for safety, with covid iconsThe safety of our students, faculty and staff is top priority at Washtenaw Community College.

Read below to find out how WCC is ensuring a learning and working environment to protect students, faculty and staff.

Covid germ iconSafety Training

Prior to coming to campus, employees and students must complete an online “Exposure Control Plan" training module. This module provides important steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus.

Screening Questionnaire

A COVID-19 screening questionnaire must be completed either before or during check-in, prior to entering the WCC campus. The questionnaire can be completed on personal devices or upon arrival at a check-in location. The campus check-in process,  which includes a temperature check, is being conducted at the Public Safety Building and inside the lobbies of the Occupational Education Building (OE) and the Technical and Industrial Building (TI). Upon completion of the check-in process, visitors are given a unique wristband that grants them access to campus for the day.

For Employees Only: The check-in questionnaire also automatically generates an exit survey that is sent  to your WCC email address. Employees are required to complete the survey, prior to leaving campus,  in order to comply with the established contact tracing protocol.

Safety Guidelines

Those who visit WCC must adhere to these guidelines to ensure a healthy campus. Download WCC’s Safety Guidelines.

Stay 6 feet apart when possible and do not congregate.

Limit face-to-face interaction and campus footprint as much as possible.

Move quickly and observe social distancing in hallways. Use elevators, walkways and hallways only when necessary.

Follow maximum capacity limits as posted.

Facial coverings are required (Exceptions: private work areas and ADA restrictions for face coverings, etc.).

Face coverings are to be properly removed, cleaned, stored or disposed of, to avoid contamination of self, others or the environment.

Wash hands frequently and use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.

Avoid touching your face, eyes or nose.

Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.

Limit number of participants per College requirements.

Practice social distancing in labs and meetings.

Clean and disinfect all table surfaces, chairs and computer equipment after each on-campus meeting.


All employees and students are expected to follow College safety guidelines.

Daily health screening is required prior to entering a building.

Any person not wearing an applicable face covering when required, or abiding to social distancing requirements, will be asked to leave campus.


The CDC says those with COVID-19 report a wide range of symptoms,
ranging from mild to severe. Symptoms may appear 2–14 days after
exposure to the virus. Employees, contractors and students will be
required to complete a questionnaire and have their temperature taken
before permitted to access campus.
People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may
have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills ( If temperature is 100.4° or higher, do not come into work)
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath of difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may return to work when your fever has not been present for 3 days, and a minimum of 10 days has passed since symptoms began and you have pronounced improvement in symptoms

A Letter From President Bellanca

Dr. Rose Bellanca

 “Our number one priority is to ensure the health and safety of our faculty, staff, students and the community.

We will comply with all health and safety standards provided by the Washtenaw County Health Department, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention.”

Rose B. Bellanca, Ed.D.

virtual class Instruction

Most classes will be offered in on-demand or virtual classroom formats. Classes with lab components that cannot be offered remotely will be offered in a hybrid format that includes lectures online and labs on campus

Online learner in front of laptop wearing covid mask

Safety Planning

WCC contracted with professional business design and industrial hygiene firms for detailed assessments and recommendations to ensure the safety and health of those on campus.