COVID-19 Updates and Reporting

The WCCC campus is open and in-person services have resumed. Effective 3/9/2022, face coverings are optional on the WCCC campus for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

During the pandemic, it is essential that everyone stays informed. This is a rapidly evolving situation, and we will continue to provide information as it develops and changes.  Please check back regularly for updates.

COVID-19 Testing: A list of testing sites is available at https://www.maine.gov/covid19/testing.

COVID-19 Vaccine: COVID-19 vaccination required for all students attending in-person courses. Visit https://www.vaccines.gov/search/ to find available COVID-19 vaccines.  

WCCC is committed to following CDC health recommendations: If you have symptoms or test positive for COVID-19, you should remain off campus and notify the college.  If have been in close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with anyone known or suspected to have COVID-19, you should notify the college to receive information about precautions, such as testing and face covering requirements. Students should notify Nichole Cote at 207-454-1012 or ncote@wccc.me.edu and employees should notify Tina Erskine at 207-454-1002 or terskine@wccc.me.edu . These COVID-19 contacts will work with you to determine when it is safe for you to return to campus.

Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People | CDC    COVID-19: When to Quarantine | CDC

For more information: Tyler Stoldt, Dean of Enrollment Management and Student Services, is leading the college’s response to COVID-19. If you have questions or concerns please contact him at (207) 454-1032 or tstoldt@wccc.me.edu.

WCCC COVID-19 CONFIRMED CASE COUNT AS OF September 30, 2022

Washington County Community College (WCCC) will report here on any confirmed cases of a person with COVID-19 who has been on campus or at a college facility and may have exposed other members of the campus community.

Note that this count is partly based on self-reporting to the college. We cannot provide details about individual cases.

9/30/2022: Please note this chart is updated when a case is provided to WCCC or an individual is recovered.  The recovered cases are the total from the start of the pandemic.

Current Cases: Recovered Cases:
2 45

NOTICE OF COVID-19 EMERGENCY RELIEF FUNDING AND BOOK GRANT AVAILABILITY -  September 14, 2022

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Emergency Grant Funding application process is open for the Fall semester of 2022. HEERF funding was a response by the United States Department of Education to assist students in continuing their education during COVID-19. Because HEERF emergency funds are federally-funded, eligibility criteria and guidelines are restricted by the U.S. Department of Education to students who meet the general eligibility criteria listed on the application.

Students can request HEERF emergency funds to assist with the cost of Technology Needed to Support Remote Learning, Pay Rent or Utility Bills, Pay Childcare Expenses, Food Insecurity, Transportation Expenses, Healthcare Expenses, Pay Course Tuition/Fees and purchase supplies for classes. Please be sure to provide a brief explanation as to why you are requesting the funds.  Book grants are also available with the new funding for the Fall 2022 semester.

Apply for Fall 2022 Funds by visiting the Financial Aid tab on the MyWCCC Portal.  Click here to access the portal, please note you will need to login to complete the application.

If you need assistance, please contact Financial Aid at (207) 454-1033 or via email at fa@wccc.me.edu.

Click here to see HEERF fund reporting.

UPDATED STUDENT VACCINATION POLICY AS OF June 22, 2022

Effective June 22, 2022, as a condition of enrollment and attendance, all learners, with the exception of learners enrolled exclusively in online courses who will not be physically accessing Maine Community College and Washington County Community College-owned or controlled indoor spaces, shall provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19, subject to the medical exemption recognized under applicable laws. Learners will be required to provide proof of receipt of at least one dose of vaccination prior to attending their first in-person class and provide proof of any required second dose by the start of the following semester.

Further, boosters are strongly recommended for all learners but not required at this time, however, the System President is authorized to enact a booster requirement, based on CDC guidance and in consultation with the College Presidents, to maintain the safety of the Colleges.

Students living in campus housing must provide proof of being fully vaccinated prior to move-in.  

This protocol will remain in effect until June 30, 2023.

MCCS Vaccine Protocol Frequently Asked Q&A

Medical Exemption Request Form

Updated Face Covering Protocol - March 9, 2022

Effective 3/9/2022, face coverings are optional on the WCCC campus for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Click here to view a message from President Mingo on updated face covering protocols as of March 9, 2022.

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