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Public Health

Need-to-know information (as of May 2020)

WVC campuses are closed until May 31. WVC extendió hasta 31 de mayo el cierre de ambos campus.

During the closure, WVC is still serving students and the public remotely. Call 509-682-6800 to speak with a staff member. View the contact directory for student resources:

Student Resources Recursos en el WVC para esudiantes

COVID-19 Information for the Wenatchee Valley College Community

WVC is working to provide information to our college community about the COVID-19 pandemic and how it will impact college operations. You can find up to date information about COVID-19 in Washington State at coronavirus.wa.gov

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Washington State COVID-19 website are the best sources of information about how the virus spreads and how to protect yourself, in addition to the most current national and global assessments. Also check with local agencies for up-to-date information in your area.

Counseling services

The counseling department also offers emergency services for students facing food insecurity or financial crisis. If you need help, reach out.
  • Meet with a counselor. Counselors are available via email, phone and zoom appointments. Please call 509-682-6850to schedule an appointment or email the counselors: bsanchez@wvc.edu for Bertha Sanchez or rpoortinga@wvc.edu for Ryan Poortinga.
  • Get help with food. Are you struggling with food insecurities? Starting April 15, every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursday from noon to 3 p.m., our WVC Knights Kupboard will provide curbside prepackaged boxes containing food and hygiene items for students. In Omak, please contact one of the counselors to learn more: bsanchez@wvc.edu or rpoortinga@wvc.edu.
  • Facing a financial crisis? There may be resources available for you. Contact one of the counselors to learn more: bsanchez@wvc.edu or rpoortinga@wvc.edu. You may also apply for CARES Act funding by visiting wvc.edu/CARESAct.

The CDC also has resources Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19.

Experiencing a mental health emergency or domestic violence? See below:

If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others:


Chelan-Douglas Health District and Okanogan County Public Health

CDHD and OCPH offer resources and tips for staying healthy and preventing the spread of illness. You can learn more at cdhd.wa.gov and okanogancounty.org/ocph.

 Chelan-Douglas Health District website

Sitio web de Distrito de salud de Chelan-Douglas

Okanogan Behavioral Healthcare

OBHC provides holistic behavioral health services that promote wellness and recovery in Okanogan County. Learn more at kbhc.org.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC is the national health protection agency. Follow along with their COVID-19 information at cdc.gov.

Washington State COVID-19 website 

This website, coronavirus.wa.gov, was created to address developments in our state specifically. It includes information on number of cases, how to stay safe, how to comply with the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order and more.