Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Updates | Western Technical College

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Updates

Western has implemented a phased return to campus that prioritizes safety. Please see the Phased Return Plan web page for details. Most of our service areas offer virtual and in-person appointments. For contact information, visit Student Support Services or call our main phone line at 608-785-9200.

Western takes your health and wellness very seriously. Our dedicated COVID-19 Monitoring Team works closely with the La Crosse County Health Department, college leadership, and impacted areas of the college to consider evolving health recommendations and implement procedures that balance safety and student success.

Fall 2021 Classes

Fall 2021 is being scheduled with in-person options fully restored. See Student Information for additional details.

Face Coverings

Effective August 9, Western will be requiring face coverings inside all buildings for all students, staff, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. This comes from the latest guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), as well as local and state data, which recommends the use of face coverings where there is high or substantial community spread of COVID-19.


We recognize that getting vaccinated is the best defense against the spread of COVID-19. While the vaccination is not required at Western, we strongly encourage all students and co-workers who are able to be vaccinated to do so. Your participation could have a critical impact on our ability to continue offering in-person courses and services. Please note that a vaccine will not replace the need to continue other actions that stop the spread of COVID-19 such as the current masking requirement.

For more information on where to get vaccinated, visit the La Crosse County website or the website of your county of residence.

Having COVID-19 Symptoms?

If you are experiencing symptoms or have concerns about already being exposed, please:

  1. Stay home.
  2. Contact your healthcare provider.
  3. Students notify your instructor, employees notify your supervisor.
  4. Fill out the form below and a staff member will contact you within 24 hours to obtain additional information and offer assistance.

For questions or concerns related to Western’s COVID-19 precautions and preventative measures, contact the COVID-19 Monitoring Team at

Our Pledge

Western has joined other La Crosse County businesses in signing the Check the Spread pledge, committing to make our organization and community safer by implementing the guidelines recommended by the La Crosse County Health Department. For more information on the pledge, visit

Contact Us

Have questions or concerns related to Western’s COVID-19 precautions and preventive measures? Contact Western's COVID-19 Monitoring Team: