2023 WBCNC COVID-19 Safety Management Plan

The following Safety Management Plan has been adopted for operation of the 2023 course.

Notice of Potential Impacts: The course is subject to alteration, change, postponement, or cancellation based on public health considerations. Safety may dictate that in-person classes be transitioned to an online format. In the event of any alteration, change, postponement or cancellation prior to the first class, full refunds will be available. However, once the course starts, refunds may not possible. Once the course starts, Participants should contact the Chair and/or Vice Chair to determine what if any refund maybe available. By enrolling in the course you agree to our refund policy.


  • Vaccination

    Vaccines are safe and effective and are the best way to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks that could jeopardize completion of the course for all students. An FDA authorized vaccine is recommended for all WBC staff and students. Proof of vaccination status is not required.

  • Symptom Self-Screening

    All staff and students should screen themselves before each class and outing for symptoms. A standard checklist will be made available prior to the first class. If anyone has symptoms- COVID or otherwise, they must not attend class or outings.

    Students should not be concerned that missing a class or outing will foreclose meeting graduation requirements. In case of students missing class sessions or outings, efforts will be made to provide opportunities to make-up the experiential learning.

  • Face Masks

    Face masks are required at all times while indoors, in any non-family member vehicle, and in congregate settings when outdoors and participants are not able to social distance or requested to do so by WBC staff.

  • Eating or Drinking in Classrooms

    To reduce mask removal while indoors, there will be no sustained eating or drinking in classrooms. Individual sips of water/beverage will be tolerated as long as the individuals comply with the spirit of the face mask protocol above.

  • Sanitizing

    Hand sanitizer and wipes will be available in the classroom. Staff and students will be encouraged to sanitize chairs and desks before using them.

  • Exposure Plan

    If a participant on an outing notifies WBC that they have tested positive for COVID-19, WBC will notify the participants on that outing (without revealing the identity of the participant) that they may have been exposed to COVID-19 and should monitor their health for signs and symptoms.

    If a participant in the classroom notifies WBC that they have tested positive for COVID-19, WBC will notify all participants that they may have been exposed to COVID-19 and should monitor their health for signs and symptoms. WBC will not reveal the identity of the participant or provide any contact tracing for classroom events.

  • Quarantine and Isolation

    If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you may not participate in WBC outings or classroom events until 5 days after symptoms first appeared and you have gone 24 hours with no fever.

  • Non-Compliance with this Safety Management Plan

    In the case of student or staff noncompliance with these guidelines, Group Leaders shall inform the individual of their noncompliance and seek immediate compliance. Until such time as compliance is secured, the individual shall not participate in the WBC activity. In the event an individual is not allowed to participate in a WBC activity, the Group Leader shall alert the Chair and/or Vice Chair.