EWC transitioning to online learning

TORRINGTON – Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington will transition to online and hybrid delivery of courses due to an increased number of student COVID-19 cases, the college announced Oct. 27.

EWC’s Douglas campus will continue to operate normally. 

“We are not closing the campus down,” said EWC Director of College Relations Tami Afdahl in a press release. “We are trying to limit the number of students on campus and in the residence halls for safety reasons. The safety of our students, our employees and our community is our primary concern.”

Delivery of each course will vary, depending on the professor and the class. The release said instructors may use scheduled class time this week to prepare students for remote delivery or make other plans. Students should watch for specific information about each course.

Those in hands-on programs, including welding, cosmetology, barbering, veterinary technology, nursing, CNA and others will have “modified in-person delivery” of their courses.

Residence hall students who are able are asked to begin making arrangements to move out of the halls by Sunday, Nov. 1, the release said. Those in aforementioned hands-on programs will receive priority placement in the residence halls, per the college’s reopening plan, and students with extenuating circumstances will be asked to work with Jim Rorabaugh, director of residence life.

Community Education courses, CDL courses, Adult Education course and CNA courses will continue as scheduled unless otherwise notified. The EWC Fitness Center will remain open with limited capacity and mask use required.

Updates will continue to be posted to the EWC COVID-19 resource page found at: https://ewc.wy.edu/alerts/.

Read the full story in Friday's Telegram.


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