The health and safety of Warren Wilson College students, faculty and staff is our top priority. We shared our initial guidelines in our “Owl in This Together” protocol document affirming our plan to remain open throughout the fall semester. We followed that with an FAQ document that addressed some deeper level of detail that included a form to request online-only enrollment due to COVID-related issues. We have added an updated section to our Student Handbook to include new information that applies when we are operating during a pandemic. We recently held informational webinars for new students and returning students and their families. This dashboard shows data on the numbers of people in our community who are quarantined or isolating, awaiting COVID test results, the number of positives and negatives, as well as the number of students in quarantine at Blue Ridge Assembly. We also continue to stay in close communication with our local and regional health authorities and partners including the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) in determining our reopening plans.
As you are all aware, this is a rapidly changing and evolving situation. In order to keep you all apprised of the latest developments, we will be sending FAQ updates out on a regular basis.
On July 24, we made updates to our FAQ document to further address questions related to opening campus this fall. This is a very rapidly changing situation, and we continue to work closely with local health organizations and in collaboration with other area colleges as we make plans and consider options.
There are not a lot of changes in the document in this update, but you will find additional clarity around online classes and our online-only request process now that the deadline has passed. Changes are in green.
The FAQ document will be available on MyWWC, and we will continue to add updates and new information each week. We will notify you by email when those are available, or if there are any other changes in plans. We are continuing to monitor the ever-changing situation in North Carolina. As decisions are made, there may be discrepancies in information with previous documents including with our initial guidelines in the “Owl in This Together” protocol document. The most up-to-date information will always be included on the FAQs, and you should defer to that as your primary source for current information. If you have additional questions, please direct them to the appropriate office or submit them here so that we can include them in our next update.