WPEA is striving to keep you updated during this time. Below are the latest status updates we have received from our college, agencies and libraries. If you have any concerns please contact your a shop steward or your staff representative. Please visit the "For Members" tab at the top of the screen, select your institution, and a list of shop stewards and your staff rep is available to you.
**Please Note** This list will try to be as up-to-date as possible. If the situation changes, please contact us.
Colleges Employer Status Last Update Details Bellevue College Classes Online - Campus Open 3/10/2020 Big Bend C.C. Campus Open - Big Events Cancelled Cascadia College Campus Open No Classes - Spring Break Extended 2 Weeks Clark College Classes Online - Campus Open Columbia Basin College Classes Online - Campus Open Edmonds C.C. Classes Online - Campus Open Grays Harbor College Classes Online - Campus Open Pierce College Classes Online - Campus Open 3/13/2020 Maintaining "minimal staffing" in all departments on campus, Minimal on-campus instruction starting 3/17 Skagit Valley College Campus Reopened - Classes Online 3/18/2020 Classes online only through 3/20. Initially closed for cleaning until 3/15. Some essential staff on campus while some on leave. Tacoma C.C. Campus Closed to Public - Most Classes Online Some programs and offices open Walla Walla C.C. Campus Open - Public Events Cancelled Some programs and offices open Wentchee Valley Campus Open Yakima College Campus Open 3/16/2020 Extended spring break
Libraries Employer Status Last Update Details Kitsap Regional Closed 3/13/2020 Will follow local schools on closure and re-open dates Fort Vancouver Closed 3/14/2020 Closed end of business 3/14
Agencies Employer Status Last Update Details CDHY Closed 3/16 - 4/24 3/13/2020 Closed per Gov order on schools WSSB Closed 3/13/2020 Closed per Gov order on schools DOR Operational 3/17/2020 Offering work from home options Front counters now closed DNR Operational 3/13/2020 Work from home as job allows statewide and avoid travel outside of county WSP Operational 3/12/2020 Most of our members cannot do work from home because work is location dependent. In negotiations regarding safety and health, PPE, some reassignments LCB Operational 3/13/2020 Moving all members to work from home starting 3/17 DOA Operational MD Operational DOL Operational 3/12/2020 No work from home plans at this time
SCHOOL FACILITIES CLOSURE PRIORITIES The March 17 letter from Superintendent Chris Reykdal to school district superintendents and labor leaders identified the following priorities: 1. Ensure the provision of school meals including breakfast and lunch to students who need them. 2. Develop plans to be a childcare provider of last resort in response to the Governor’s call to action. 3. Provide graduating seniors the content they need to meet their graduation requirements and support their post-secondary transition. 4. Offer learning opportunities for students and continued professional learning for staff. 5. Continue payroll for all employees as you develop meaningful work and professional development plans.