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.

Summer and Fall 2021 Classes

Western has scheduled classes for the Summer term with expanded face-to-face programming and services based on space capacity and ventilation. Fall 2021 is being scheduled with in-person options fully restored. See Student Information for additional details.

Face Masks

Effective June 1, 2021, Western is following the Center for Disease Control (CDC), state, and local health department recommendations and no longer require face masks and social distancing for those who are fully vaccinated. As a mask-friendly campus:

  • Fully vaccinated individuals may choose to continue wearing face coverings and should be comfortable doing so.
  • Those who have not been fully vaccinated are required to continue wearing a mask inside Western buildings.

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: