Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Updated September 2, 2020
Staying Safe. Staying Golden.
Our Shared Responsibility for a Successful Semester.
The WNE Plan to Reopen Campus [ Revised August 28: download ]
We know how eager our Golden Bears are to enjoy all aspects of the traditional student experience at WNE. But in order for the campus to open safely and for most classes to remain on-ground, students must take face covering and physical distancing requirements, health and safety protocols, and state hot spot quarantine and travel guidelines to heart.
If all students, along with faculty, staff, and visitors, remain mindful and vigilant in doing all we can to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19, we can meet the challenges of this fall semester together and emerge as a stronger, and more caring community. Personal responsibility is critical to our success as a community.
[download the plan]
Town Hall Meetings: Fall Reopening (archive)
Monday, July 27
Student Health Guidelines
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Western New England University is following the guidance and recommendations from the CDC and Massachusetts DPH. Health Services has a comprehensive plan in place. We are monitoring developments closely and are proactively taking the appropriate steps and measures to maximize prevention, minimize risk, and ensure that we are prepared to respond. The health and safety of our students, employees, and community is our highest priority.
State, National, and International Resources
• The CDC website
• World Health Organization
• Massachusetts Department of Public Health
• CDC Prevention & Treatment
• Coronavirus vs. the Flu
• Stigma & Coronavirus
• CDC: Enhanced Screening Procedures
• CDC: Spring Break Travel
• CDC: Health information
• US State Department
• US State Department Smart Travel Enrollment Program
CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund
- Student Emergency Financial Aid Grants: 30-day Report
Posted May 22, 2020
- Student Emergency Financial Aid Grants: 45-day Report (7/6)
Posted July 6, 2020
- Student Emergency Financial Aid Grants: 45-day Report (8/20)
Posted August 20, 2020
CARES Act Student Grant Application period had concluded. All funds have been exhausted.