CWC COVID Operations Plan -Fall 2021 - Page 4

PLANNING FOR A VIBRANT FALL SEMESTER 2021

B A C K G R O U N D & C O N T E X T

This plan was developed to provide general guidelines for college operations for the three constituent groups served by the college : our students , our employees , and our community members . This plan outlines specific details of the main functional areas of college operations in preparation for returning to on-site instruction .
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic , CWC transitioned all classes to remote instruction and moved all service operations to virtual delivery in March 2020 . Nearly all employees began working remotely , and all college facilities in Riverton , Lander , Jackson and Dubois closed to the public . The college Emergency Response Team ( ERT ) engaged in frequent meetings to discuss the daunting challenge of identifying the necessary actions critical to protecting the health and safety of our students and employees while minimally impacting student learning for all spring 2020 courses .
The ERT began to look forward to tackling the next challenge of outlining a plan for resuming college operations while continuing actions to mitigate the spread of the virus . As more details emerged about how to limit transmission of the virus , CWC and the ERT enacted an evidencebased process for transitioning from virtual to facility based operations .
As CWC prepares to resume college activities and services , the pre-COVID-19 routines and practices will not look the same . While the college cannot eliminate the risk of exposure or transmission of COVID-19 , we are committed to implementing practices and behaviors that mitigate the risk of illness . This plan incorporates the best practice guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control for institutions of higher education , and is compliant with all county , state , and tribal health orders and requirements . As this expert guidance changes , CWC ’ s plan will be flexible and responsive to those changes .
CWC HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO REINVENT HOW WE SERVE STUDENTS SEEKING AN EDUCATION , AND IN HOW WE ENGAGE WITH OUR COMMUNITY IN SUCH A MANNER THAT STUDENTS , EMPLOYEES , AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS FEEL IS A SAFE LEARNING AND WORK ENVIRONMENT .