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WNCC Ends Public Access To Building, Moves To Remote Operations

SCOTTSBLUFF – Western Nebraska Community College is ending public access to all its buildings, effective at 4:00 Friday afternoon, and shifting the remainder of its campus-based functions and services to remote operations in response to the coronavirus.

WNCC President Carmen Simone says most faculty and staff will be working from home until further notice with only a limited number of essential personnel continuing to report for campus duty

The school has converted most of its classes to an online format, which was successfully launched on Monday. A handful of career and technical education classes continue to meet onsite under strict social-distancing guidelines until it is no longer feasible to do so.

Those include automotive technology, aviation maintenance, collision repair & refinish technology, powerline construction & maintenance technology, and welding technology.

Simone, who became president only recently, says WNCC is exploring alternative delivery methods as a way to continue to serve its communities.

She calls the pandemic “an unprecedented situation” and says it’s “so gratifying” to her to see the committment shown by the WNCC faculty and staff in rising to the challenge – adding that “my heart is filled with pride, gratitude, and deep admiration.”