West Shore Community College officials have extended the closure of the Recreation Center and West Shore Community Ice Arena until March 30. The college’s bookstore and café are also closed.
Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-9, which was signed this morning, requires places of public accommodation to be closed including cafes, gymnasiums, fitness centers, recreation centers, indoor sports facilities, indoor exercise facilities, and exercise studios.
In addition, all college sponsored public events, through April 21, have been cancelled or postponed.
The entire college campus, including the Recreation Center and ice arena, are closed to the public today and Tuesday, March 17, to provide faculty and staff the opportunity to prepare for course content to be moved online. The Board of Trustees meeting, on Monday evening, will be held as scheduled and is open to the public.
Unless otherwise specified, after March 17, the campus will remain open for staff, and business operations will continue with appropriate measures in place to protect the health of college employees. There will be limited services in some of the college’s departments.
A leadership team is collaborating daily, focusing on preparedness and response, following guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as state and local public health authorities. For the latest information, follow this CDC link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
The college will provide updates on a WSCC website link –– www.westshore.edu/coronavirus that is updated as information becomes available.