March 9th Update
Commuter Students and Staff from outside of Connecticut should continue to come to campus. Like all members of our community, we ask that you monitor your health and/or potential exposure. If you are sick, you should stay home. If your illness is flu-like, particularly if you have a fever, you should let us know by contacting Health Services (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Classes are in session, including large classes. Those who may have health-risk factors that make it unwise to be in classroom settings right now should contact their professors, chairs, deans, or supervisors to discuss potential accommodations.
Here is the general health guidance that applies:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
University Events expected to draw more than 100 people are currently cancelled through April 30, per the Board of Regents recommendations. Smaller events are being considered on a case-by-case basis. Cancellations will be posted on the Events Calendar https://www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/upcoming-events/. If you are the organizer of any large events, please begin the process of cancellation. For events related to the academic program, please know that we are reviewing options with the appropriate deans and will let you know next steps as we assess the scope of this situation.
All university-sponsored travel outside of Connecticut is cancelled until further notice.
The residence halls will be open during spring break for current residents. To utilize this option, residents need to stop by the front desk of their residence hall and fill out a Spring Break Registration Form. The Registration Form must be returned to your resident director by the close of business on Wednesday, March 11.
If you do decide to stay on campus during the break, please be aware that all food service facilities are closed, your meal plan will not work, and no shuttle service will be available.
Watch the university website for updates about returning to campus after spring break. We are monitoring how COVID-19 is spreading in the region and may need to impose additional restrictions at that time.
Stay healthy everyone,
Missy Alexander, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Keith Betts, Ed.D., Vice President for Student Affairs