Posts from August, 2020

EWC notified of positive student COVID-19 case

Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has been notified that a student, who was self-quarantined due to exposure, has tested positive for COVID-19.

This student case is related to the positive case of a visitor to the Campus reported by the college last week. Fortunately, the student, who resides off campus, took all of the necessary precautions to eliminate any spread of the virus to the campus community and has been in self-quarantine since August 27th with the last reported visit to campus of August 26th. The student was not in contact with other students or on campus at the time of or after confirmation of a positive result.

In an abundance of caution last week, College officials closed and deep cleaned parts of the Career and Technical Education Center once the student found out about the exposure to a positive case.

Public Health officials are working directly with this student to determine contact tracing and will directly contact any individuals who are determined to be at risk due to close contact. Close contact refers to an individual who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes, regardless of whether masks were in use.

As a reminder, if you have symptoms of illness, or develop COVID-19 symptoms while on campus, isolate yourself immediately and contact a health care professional. Please remember to continue to practice good hygiene, social distancing, and wear a face covering/mask at all times. All students, employees, and visitors are required to wear masks or face coverings in all EWC facilities. Any updates will continue to be posted on the EWC website at the following link:

PSA – Douglas Campus

Eastern Wyoming College in Douglas will be closed Monday, September 7th in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, September 8th.


Eastern Wyoming College will be closed Monday, September 7th in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The Fitness Center will be closed September 5-7. Offices and the Fitness Center will reopen on Tuesday, September 8th.

EWC Memo to students and employees:

Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has been notified that a visitor who accompanied a current student on campus on Friday, August 21st recently tested positive for COVID-19. Due to the exposure risk of this visitor and the exposed student and in an abundance of caution, the EWC Cosmetology classroom, Cosmetology computer classroom, Cosmetology instructor offices, CTEC commons area, and CTEC restrooms located near Cosmetology will be closed immediately for deep cleaning. The spaces listed above will be reopened 24 hours after the deep cleaning. The students who were in close proximity to the exposed student will be released from all classes until Monday. The Cosmetology clinic floor will remain open and will be deep cleaned this evening.

College officials are currently working with those individuals who may have had potential exposure to the infected individual and the exposed student while both were on campus. The College has contacted Goshen County public health officials for further guidance.

As a reminder, if you have symptoms of illness, or develop COVID-19 symptoms while on campus, isolate yourself immediately and contact a health care professional. Please remember to continue to practice good hygiene, social distancing, and wear a face-covering/mask at all times. Any updates will continue to be posted on the EWC website at the following link:

EWC Com Ed offering N’Balance class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has announced the following class:

N’ Balance
Instructor:  Melanie Herring, North Platte Physical Therapy

One-third of community-residing adults aged 65 and older suffer a fall each year.  Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths in older adults.  N’ Balance is a class that takes a practical approach to balance exercises, focusing on parts of the body and how they influence balance.  N’ Balance will focus on training the three systems that affect balance:  somatosensory, visual, and vestibular.  Participants will learn exercises that will challenge the somatosensory, visual, and vestibular systems because as people age they become more sedentary, which results in decreased use of these systems causing decreased strength and activity levels.  This class meets 2 times a week for 1-hour sessions, with one additional session for baseline testing before beginning the class activities.  Join this class and become more active and confident in the community and home while possibly expanding your social life.  Pre-registration is required, no drop-ins.

Paid registration deadline:  Session A – August 28 |  Session B – October 30

Class minimum:  5      Class maximum: 10

Session A
DATE: Monday & Friday, August 31 to October 16
TIME: 9:30-10:30am

Cost: $130 (13 sessions)
Location: FA 47 (Dance Room)

To register for this class or others please contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323 or stop by the campus at 3200 West C Street. The office is located in CTEC.

EWC to host block party

Eastern Wyoming College Student Activities would like to invite the community to attend a block party on Friday, August 28th, in the main campus parking lot located at 3200 West C Street in Torrington.

Food Trucks will serve from 6-9 pm with a live concert from 7-9 pm. There will be a family fun zone with a bouncy house and more.

Live music will be provided by Third Rail from Cheyenne, WY. The band has two EWC alumni with Casey Jones as lead and Jack Robbins on bass.

This block party is free and open to the public. Alcohol will not be allowed at this event or on the campus.

EWC reports small fire outside of ATEC building

Eastern Wyoming College made a call to 911 late this afternoon for assistance with a small fire in the mulch landscaping outside of the new Agricultural Technology Education Center. According to EWC Director of the Physical Plant Keith Jarvis, nobody was working in that area. There was a faculty member working in ATEC at the time who noticed the smoke and initiated the call to local authorities. Nobody was injured in this incident. The fire was quickly extinguished. Any further updates will be shared as they become available.

EWC Workforce Development will hold a CPR/First Aid/AED/BLS class

The Workforce Development office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington will hold an American Heart Association (AHA) CPR/First Aid/AED/BLS class for certification or renewal. This class will be held on the main campus in Torrington in CTEC room 210 on Saturday, August 29, from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm with a 30-minute lunch break. The cost of this class will be $80.

Due to AHA regulations, all EWC sponsored CPR/First Aid and BLS classes must be 6 hours in length. Pre-paid registration is required, and registration will be taken until 2:00 pm the day before class begins.

There is a hybrid option for CPR/First Aid or BLS through the American Heart Association website. The cost of the on-line class is $30 for CPR/First Aid and $28.50 for the BLS class. When you complete the on-line class/classes, you can make arrangements with the EWC Community Education office to schedule a skills test. The price of the skills test is $55, which includes the fee for your card.

To register for this class, contact Donna White at the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323.


EWC volleyball team receives recognition

Eastern Wyoming College has been notified by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) that the Lancer volleyball team, led by Coach Dante Geoffrey, is a recipient of the 2020 USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award.

The letter received by Dr. Travers states, “In this uncertain time leadership matters. While we lost our ability to be together this spring and to play our sport, Dante was a critical anchor for players transitioning to and sometimes struggling with remote learning. Dante did not win this award, your team did, but the encouragement to stay focused on academics means this accomplishment was not happenstance.”

Be proud of your volleyball program. The benchmark is an average 3.3 GPA for the entire year and even without the sport to bond them this spring, they achieved this standard!”

“Early last fall we talked about what it would take, and what it would mean, to earn AVCA honors,” Geoffrey said. “All the work, all the commitment, that was 100 percent our players. They took pride in themselves and in the program they represent and it paid off just like it does on the court.”

This award is presented by the AVCA and the United States Marine Corps.

External contractor working on EWC construction project tests positive for Covid-19

Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has recently learned that an employee of the contractor working on the Veterinary Technology classroom remodel project has tested positive for Covid-19. This individual did not have any contact with EWC students and has not been in that facility since the morning of July 30, 2020. A very limited number of EWC employees were potentially in the building at the same time as this individual last week but did not have close contact or long-term contact with this individual. The employees with potential contact are voluntarily self-isolating.

All EWC employees, students, visitors, and guests are required to wear masks while in an EWC facility. Masks are not required outside of the facilities. The College also has employees, students, visitors, and guests sign in and out of each facility each day and has numerous cleaning regimens in place.

A copy of the campus COVID plan can be found on the college’s website at the following link: