Wiley College

Pandemic Response Details and Campus Plan

Read the latest Wiley College Update
Confirmed COVID-19 Case Statement

Updated March 26, 2020

Status: Stage 3

Pandemic cases rising locally

Campus Plan

We have established the following realignment plan to support the operation of the College during this period:


  • Beginning March 16th, Wiley College will transition all face-to-face classes due to the COVID-19.
  • Classes will be moved to distance learning courses; All courses will be administered through CANVAS, Wiley’s Learning Management Platform.
  • Faculty will receive additional training beginning March 11th to ensure the transition is administered seamlessly.
  • During the week of March 16th, students will be instructed to visit IT to absolve any technical challenges they may experience with CANVAS. Students have access to CANVAS on phone devices.


  • All athletic games are canceled for the duration of the season. The cancellation pertains to the baseball and men’s and women’s track and field teams.
  • NAIA has formed a special committee to review the coronavirus’ impact on student-athletes; the College is awaiting NAIA’s decision to determine our next steps.


  • Wiley will host graduation on May 2, 2020, at Marshall High School. However, the Baccalaureate program (May 1, 2020) will be canceled (the venue is closed quarters).

Travel Restrictions

  • Travel and programmatic activities have been suspended for the A Capella Choir, Melvin B. Tolson/Denzel Washington Forensics Society and all other student-related events.
  • Faculty and staff attendance to professional conferences have been suspended until further notice.
  • Recruitment travel will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.


Please follow CDC recommendations to help prevent transmission of COVID-19

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Stage Definitions

Stage Level Definition Example Situation
Stage 1 WHO, CDC, State or local health department warnings of impending threat Highly contagious and or severe in the U.S. that seem likely to spread to the western part of south-central United States
Stage 2 Pandemic with severe health outcomes present in Texas Press and/or Public Health report of widespread outbreaks in Texas
Stage 3 Pandemic cases rising locally Rising number of local cases reported
Stage 4 A declaration by the President of Wiley College that a Pandemic Emergency exist for the college Threat or existence of a rising number of cases among college employees or students. Absenteeism rates which inhibit the conduct of normal college business