COVID-19: Employees

Campus update 9/1/20

An individual who attended class on Virginia Western’s campus during the week of Aug. 24-28 has self-reported to college officials that they tested positive for COVID-19. The college worked with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to contact any individuals who were in close proximity...
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Virginia Western’s Fall Re-Opening Plan

Virginia Western's Fall Semester Re-Opening Plan has been reviewed by the State Council of Higher Education and has been found to be compliant in containing the required components of the 'Higher Education Reopening Guidance,' which was developed in consultation with the Virginia Department of Health....
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Campus update 7/17/20

We want to ensure that messages related to COVID-19 campus impacts are easily accessible and contained in a single location. In the future, if a positive COVID-19 case necessitates the closure of a facility or portion of a facility, notifications will be posted at
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Campus update 7/16/20

Virginia Western has worked with the VDH in coordinated response to a positive COVID-19 test. The campus remains open for appointments and specified lab classes following thorough cleaning and sanitizing of the area.
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A message from President Sandel for Independence Day

I am writing to wish you a happy and safe Independence Day and remind you that Virginia Western Community College will be closed on Friday, July 3 to honor the national holiday. Many of us look forward to this time of year to enjoy a...
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Campus re-opening plan for Summer Semester

Dear Virginia Western campus community, During Spring Semester, Virginia Western made unprecedented changes to how we deliver academic courses in order to keep our students, faculty and staff healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. I applaud everyone involved for the efforts to rapidly transform...
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Summer Semester update

Virginia Western’s campus is currently closed to students until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is holding online and remote learning classes for Summer Semester. The college is planning to reopen for limited in-person labs and clinical classes when permitted during Phase 2...
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Employee update 4/3/20

Governor Northam has given new guidance to all state agencies related to spending, hiring and budget planning.
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Campus update 4/2/20

The VCCS has made some revisions to the grading policy in an effort to clarify the process and equip our students for success during Spring Semester.
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Employee update 4/1/20

More information on Virginia's Public Health Emergency Leave and the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
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