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Covid-19 Update

Last Update: 5/14/2020   Please check back regularly for any updates

Greetings Students and Staff,

We understand that most of you are excited to get back to the hands-on training. We share the same excitement and we are committed to getting you back to a safe learning environment when it’s safe. As we have all continued to monitor the Covid-19 situation in the El Paso area, there continues to be an increase in cases and, sadly, deaths too. Because of this, our local elected officials have asked that we delay returning students to campus as approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Therefore, WT will resume some classes 9 school days later than planned or Monday, June 1, 2020. Hopefully, by that time, we will see a decrease in all Covid-19 stats.

Please understand that this situation has never happened before and there are some questions no one really knows the answer to. WT is doing the best we know how to consider both safety and your need to get back to hands on learning.

SAFETY REMAINS OUR TOP PRIORITY DURING THE RETURN TO SCHOOL

In the interest of everyone’s safety, when the above-mentioned programs return to their campuses on June 1st, WT has contracted with a medical firm to take temperatures and check for other Covid 19 symptoms before students enter the buildings each day. Additionally, hand sanitizers will be available and rooms, including shops and labs will be reconfigured for social distancing. I know we are all eager to return, but we must exercise patience and safe practices to protect everyone’s health.

For details, review our full return to school guidelines. 

STAFF AVAILABILITY

Both campuses remain closed until further notice. Western Tech faculty and staff will continue to work from home and will be available to support your needs between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday.

 

For more information, click on the link below:

https://www.westerntech.edu/stay-at-home-order-june/