Wayne Community College will continue to require face masks inside campus facilities during the spring semester.

Employees, students and visitors will need to wear a mask indoors, at least until campus COVID-19 precautions are reviewed in mid-January.

“We will start the semester in masks,” said Patty Pfeiffer, WCC president. “The college’s Pandemic Response Team will evaluate the situation, including the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) county-level positivity rate, every 30 days beginning on Jan. 13.”

The mask requirement takes into account the CDC listing of Wayne County having a high level of community transmission for COVID-19.

The college is also following CDC guidance in its monitoring of people with symptoms and COVID-19 exposure, as well as other processes that provide protection against the virus and its variants.

Since the start of the pandemic, the college has had no infection clusters and minimal reported exposures, Pfeiffer said.

“WCC has taken a proactive approach to protecting the health and safety of all of its constituencies throughout the pandemic,” Pfeiffer said. “We have kept the campus safe.”

WCC is returning to full classroom capacity for classes taught wholly or in some part face-to-face through traditional, blended or hybrid instruction. The college offers 39% of its courses completely online.

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