Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Western Nebraska Community College takes the health and safety of our campus community seriously. As United States and global health officials continue to address the spread of COVID-19, WNCC is in close communication with Panhandle Public Health District and other community partners.
March 30, 2020 Update
Due to the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Scotts Bluff County, the Class of 2020
at Western Nebraska Community College will celebrate their commencement ceremony differently
In lieu of a physical ceremony, this class will receive a unique package that includes a graduation tassel, diploma cover, program booklet, alumni pin, and other special gifts to help commemorate their time at WNCC.
"We are so proud of our 2020 graduates for taking the challenges of this semester head on and still completing all the requirements to successfully graduate," President Carmen Simone said. "Although we are disappointed that we can't celebrate with our graduates in person, we still want them to know how happy and excited we are to see all their hard work come to fruition. Congratulations, soon-to-be-graduates!"
Additional ceremonies, such as the traditional nurse pinning ceremony and the adult education graduation ceremony, are being postponed until later this year. Dates have yet to be determined.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- CDC: What to Do If You Are Sick
- CDC: Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019
- Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD)
- National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)
- WNCC's Frequently Asked Questions webpage
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