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Campus Update 1.14

Posted: Jan 14 2021
The following is a message from Williston State College president, Dr. John Miller:

Dear Campus Community:

A big “welcome back” to you all.  The campus was awfully empty during the holiday break with no students and faculty around, so it is great to see everyone back.

I want to take the opportunity to reinforce where the campus currently stands with the WSC COVID-19 plan and COVID protocols.  In short, nothing has changed since we dismissed for the holiday break, and WSC continues to operate at Level 3 (moderate risk).  Specifically, here are some current campus guidelines to be aware of.
  • Student Life, Community, and Campus events held on campus or in approved off-campus locations are limited to a maximum of 50 persons, with event pre-approval required, contact restrictions, and mask requirements. 
  • No fans are allowed at campus athletic events such as practices, scrimmages, and games/contests scheduled on the WSC campus, the Raymond Center, or the fairgrounds.  For non-participating WSC event personnel, face masks are required.
  • Individuals travelling or in high risk environments should participate in weekly static testing events held every Monday on the WSC campus. 
The college is monitoring positive COVID cases daily within the campus community and from Williams and surrounding counties, and this information will be used in making future decisions about the size and type of campus events, as well as when we can open athletic events to fans.  Keep watching in the coming weeks for any changes in campus guidelines.
WSC continues to operate under a mandatory mask environment, which means masks are required in all common areas and classrooms.  Here is a quick reminder of how your mask should be worn on campus:
Masks, when properly worn, cover your mouth, chin, and nose.  If your mask is tired and worn, we have all kinds of disposable masks you can grab and use in locations all around campus.  
Community testing events for COVID-19 continue to be held every Monday afternoon from 4-6 in the Art Wood Building.  This is still a free testing event sponsored by the Upper Missouri District Health Unit and hosted at the college. All students, whether you live on or off campus, are encouraged to get tested, especially if you are having any of the symptoms generally related to COVID-19.

Be careful during this critical time as we wait for a wider distribution of the Coronavirus vaccine.  Continue to wear a mask, practice social distancing, good hand hygiene, and be aware of where you are and who is around you.
Now is not the time to become “COVID fatigued” and stop protecting yourself and others.  Be smart, be safe, and stay healthy.


John Miller
Williston State College 

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