|Employee Coronavirus Related Reporting and Travel Issues|
How do I report information to the college about possibly being affected by COVID-19?
Please complete the WCJC COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form posted on the college’s Coronavirus Update Webpage.
I traveled overseas on spring break. Should I notify anyone at the college about my travel?
Please follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for self-quarantine. Employees who have traveled to the countries the CDC has classified as Level 3 countries and Level 2 countries are required to complete a WCJC International Travel Registration Form posted on the college’s Coronavirus Update Webpage.
When will employees report back to work?
Until further notice, only essential staff as assigned by the college vice presidents will continue to report to work on campus. We believe it is best to err on the side of caution and this decision allows us to best limit contact among employees allowing for optimal safe distancing practices. It is important for any employee who can work from home to do so in an effort to keep the college moving forward. All full-time contract and full-time support staff employees will continue to be paid. Please refer to previous communications from the Payroll and Benefits Department for detailed payroll information.
If I am not able to return to work?
If you are unable to perform your job responsibilities, either in person or remotely, for one of the following reasons, you may be entitled to leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which goes into effect on April 1, 2020:
- The employee is subject to a Federal, State, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID–19;
- The employee has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID–19;
- The employee is experiencing symptoms of COVID–19 and seeking a medical diagnosis;
- The employee is caring for an individual who is subject to an order as described in subparagraph (1) or has been advised as described in paragraph (2);
- The employee is caring for a child if the child’s school or place of care has been closed or is unavailable due to COVID–19 precautions; or
- The employee is experiencing any other substantially similar condition specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Labor.
Please contact WCJC Payroll and Benefits for more information if you believe you qualify for leave under the Act. More information will be posted soon on the WCJC Payroll and Benefits webpage
Are college buildings open?
The campuses are closed to all visitors and students without appointments.
Open computer labs are being scheduled for student use. Safe distancing practices will be enforced in these areas.
When did WCJC courses resume and when will the semester end?
Instruction for all WCJC courses resumed online with first 8-week courses March 23-27 and 16-week courses on March 30. The semester is still scheduled to end on May 14, 2020.
What will happen for the rest of the spring 2020 semester regarding college activities and events?
All college activities, commencement and college-sponsored travel are cancelled. College events include, but are not limited to, NJCAA events, campus tours, the employee banquet, fine arts events, the athletic banquet, the academic achievement awards, individual program graduation and pinning ceremonies and the college’s commencement ceremonies.
Will the board of trustees meetings be held?
President McCrohan is working with the board to determine how board of trustees meetings will be handled moving forward. Information will be posted on the college’s website regarding those decisions. Board information can be found by visiting the Board of Trustees webpage
Has the academic calendar been updated?
Yes, the calendar is updated and may be found at WCJC Academic Calendar.
|Student Support Services|
While the campuses are closed to all visitors and students without appointments, how do students reach student support services?
Student Services may be reached by accessing the following links:
|Coronavirus Prevention and Health|
Where can I learn more about best practices in dealing with the COVID-19?
WCJC recommends you visit the CDC website for information on steps to prevent illness, symptoms, and what to do if you are sick at www.cdc.gov
Coronavirus Prevention Tips
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. The CDC always recommends everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of all respiratory diseases, including:
- Practicing safe distancing.
- Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Staying home when you are sick.
- Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in the trash.
- Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Following the CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask. The CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
- Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Who Should Seek Medical evaluation for COVID-19?
People who believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19 and/or are exhibiting symptoms should contact their healthcare provider. Please refer to the CDC website for information about symptoms.