Need-to-know information (as of May 2020)
WVC campuses are closed until May 31. WVC extendió hasta 31 de mayo el cierre de ambos campus.
During the closure, WVC is still serving students and the public remotely. Call 509-682-6800 to speak with a staff member. View the contact directory for student resources:
COVID-19 Information for the Wenatchee Valley College Community
WVC is working to provide information to our college community about the COVID-19 pandemic and how it will impact college operations. You can find up to date information about COVID-19 in Washington State at coronavirus.wa.gov.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Washington State COVID-19 website are the best sources of information about how the virus spreads and how to protect yourself, in addition to the most current national and global assessments. Also check with local agencies for up-to-date information in your area.
Counseling servicesThe counseling department also offers emergency services for students facing food insecurity or financial crisis. If you need help, reach out.
- Meet with a counselor. Counselors are available via email, phone and zoom appointments. Please call 509-682-6850to schedule an appointment or email the counselors: firstname.lastname@example.org for Bertha Sanchez or email@example.com for Ryan Poortinga.
- Get help with food. Are you struggling with food insecurities? Starting April 15, every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursday from noon to 3 p.m., our WVC Knights Kupboard will provide curbside prepackaged boxes containing food and hygiene items for students. In Omak, please contact one of the counselors to learn more: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
- Facing a financial crisis? There may be resources available for you. Contact one of the counselors to learn more: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. You may also apply for CARES Act funding by visiting wvc.edu/CARESAct.
The CDC also has resources Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19.
Experiencing a mental health emergency or domestic violence? See below:
If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others:
- Call 911
- Call the local community crisis hotline at 509-662-7105.
- Visit the Disaster Distress Helplineexternal icon, call 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746
- Visit the National Domestic Violence Hotlineexternal icon or call 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224
Chelan-Douglas Health District and Okanogan County Public Health
Okanogan Behavioral Healthcare
OBHC provides holistic behavioral health services that promote wellness and recovery in Okanogan County. Learn more at kbhc.org.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC is the national health protection agency. Follow along with their COVID-19 information at cdc.gov.
Washington State COVID-19 website
This website, coronavirus.wa.gov, was created to address developments in our state specifically. It includes information on number of cases, how to stay safe, how to comply with the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order and more.
Right now, the college is closed until May 31 in order to comply with the Washington state governor's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order.
Until the college receives further guidance from the governor’s office both WVC campuses will remain closed to students and the public and employees currently working from home will continue to do so. The process of reopening campus is expected to be gradual, and will happen in accordance with the governor’s directives.
Those who are on campus or are visiting campus are being asked to practice good hygiene, social distancing and to stay home if sick. The residence hall will remain open to residents, but social distancing is being implemented.
How are classes affected?
WVC classes will remain online until the end of spring quarter, regardless of when the Washington governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order is lifted or when businesses reopen.
Will summer or fall be online?
College leadership has not yet made a decision to move summer or fall quarters online. If action is taken to move classes online after spring quarter, students and the community will be notified.
To get notified about sudden closures, suspended operations or any other changes to normal operations, sign up for emergency RAVE Alerts for emails and text messages.
Sign up by texting "CAMPUSALERTS" to 67283. The text alert system is open to all students, employees AND members of the public. If you choose to sign up for text alerts, you may incur expenses through your carrier when alerts are issued.
Don’t miss a notification. Check your notification settings through your RAVE account. Learn how on our RAVE webpage.
According to the CDC, stigma and discrimination can occur when people associate a disease, such as COVID-19, with a population or nationality, even though not everyone in that population or from that region is specifically at risk for the disease. Stigma can also occur after a person has been released from COVID-19 quarantine even though they are not considered a risk for spreading the virus to others.
Some groups of people who may be experiencing stigma because of COVID-19 include:
- Persons of Asian descent
- People who have traveled
- Emergency responders or healthcare professionals
Stigma hurts everyone by creating fear or anger towards other people. Everyone can help stop stigma related to COVID-19 by knowing the facts and sharing them with others in your community.
This is a good time to emphasize Wenatchee Valley College’s commitment to equity and inclusion. Name-calling, racist tropes, or any type of harassment against individuals or groups is never welcome on our campus. Please keep in mind that many of our community members, including our international students, may be dealing with difficulties stemming directly from the impact of COVID-19.