Western Nevada College is open for classes in person and online.
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Commitment to Safety
The safety and well-being of our students, faculty & staff is the top priority at Western Nevada College. This is an essential aspect of how we operate. We will continue to evolve as state and federal guidance change, utilizing the Nevada Recovery Framework and NVOSHA Guidance for Businesses documents as our framework.
- Pursuant to the Governor’s directive 052, dated 2/10/2022, face coverings are no longer required within public buildings. This includes indoors at WNC.
- Persons who are returning to work or school upon recovering from a COVID-19 infection must still wear an approved face covering under the conditions set out in (link to the quarantine/isolation page).
- Health Status: Persons with COVID-19, unvaccinated people who have had close contact with COVID-19 cases, and anyone who is not feeling well or has a fever should stay home from work or school to prevent or reduce the risk of transmitting viruses that cause disease. Vaccinated persons who have had close contact with COVID-19 cases should be particularly vigilant to face covering, and should seek testing 3-5 days after exposure.
- Hand Hygiene: Handwashing and using hand sanitizer before and after touching common surfaces helps the spread of many diseases including COVID-19.
- Sanitation: College departments and cleaning crews will take extra measures to clean and disinfect surfaces throughout the day
- When no people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 are known to have been in a space, cleaning once a day is usually enough to sufficiently remove viruses that may be on surfaces and maintain a healthy facility.
- Disinfection of shared spaces should continue in high traffic areas or areas where other prevention measures are used infrequently. Self-service disinfection stations will be maintained throughout campus.
- Vaccination: In accordance with the vaccine mandate, employees must be fully vaccinated or have received an approved medical or religious exemption.
- Gatherings: To the extent practicable, avoid large groups of persons. Social distancing measures are not required by regulation at this time.
Information About Student Vaccination Status
All students may register for classes regardless of vaccination status following a December 21, 2021 decision by the Nevada Legislative Interim Commission to eliminate the COVID-19 vaccination requirement put in place by the State Board of Health. Students who previously agreed to take online courses only, may now register for all courses. Proof of vaccination is not a requirement to enroll. Don’t delay, enroll today!
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – GuidanceResources
The EAP is accessible by phone and online twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The EAP program is a confidential and specifically designed to assist employees and their families in handling personal and work-related issues. All services are free and completely confidential.
Remember, your GuidanceResources benefits are strictly confidential.
WNC is following guidance from the Center of Disease Control, the USDOL-OSHA, Nevada OSHA, and Nevada’s Health Response team including the Governor, as well as NSHE officials to ensure essential processes and protocols are in place to understand the dynamics of the COVID-19 virus and how to operate within established parameters safely. Informing and educating our college community about how the virus spreads, and how to mitigate the spread is critical to WNC’s plan to reopen our campuses safely. Students, faculty, and staff can access important COVID relates resources by visiting:
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY DIVISION OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
NEVADA HEALTH RESPONSE
The information on this site is not intended to be all-encompassing and should not be considered medical or legal advice.