EFFECTIVE MARCH 20, 2020 – STATE FAIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE (ALL LOCATIONS) IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
This page is dedicated to keeping the State Fair Community College stakeholders advised of the decision-making processes involving public safety and health.
To the State Fair Community College family:
For all of us involved with SFCC and education, we are experiencing unprecedented times worldwide. Things are changing rapidly and we must be flexible, determined and supportive of each other as decisions are made how to best serve our community.
As we learn each day in reports from the media, the medical community and our governmental leaders; change is our new normal and we must be ready to face the new challenges. I am extremely proud of the COVID-19 team here at SFCC. They are meeting regularly to consider options and meet the challenges that arise. They are keeping our mission to provide quality education for our diverse student community at the forefront and remain committed to that goal.
I have been in close contact with our president, Dr. Joanna Anderson and receiving direction from the Board of Trustee’s legal counsel, Mrs. Kate Nash. It is times like this that we are fortunate to have strong, mission-driven leaders that rise to the occasion. The COVID-19 team is to be commended for their efforts. Not every decision will be perfect, but we must remain flexible and committed to face each new challenge.
Thank you to our faculty and staff who have adapted to a new way of working, instructing and supporting each other to ensure our students get the experience they deserve. Change is inevitable and we want to make sure everyone is healthy, safe and well.
The Board of Trustees is committed to governing through this crisis. We must maintain our role in allowing our administration, teachers and staff to conduct essential college business. For the immediate future, the Board will hold all public meetings via videoconferencing. Any public comments should to given to Mrs. Jo Lynn Turley, Administrative Assistant to the President by 12 noon, the day of the meeting. The public is welcome to watch and listen to all meetings via the link provided on the Board of Trustees meeting notice webpage on the college’s website.
Thank you all for your commitment and understanding during these challenging times. Together we will come out stronger.
It’s about community.
Randall D. Eaton
Recent outbreaks of the COVID-19 virus, also known as the coronavirus, have extended into Missouri. Be sure to check the CDC website for up to date details on COVID-19, as conditions regarding this situation change frequently,
To keep stakeholders informed, this page will contain updates and actions taken by State Fair Community College.
On March 2, 2020, an SFCC COVID-19 Planning Committee met for the first time. Membership of the Planning Committee includes representatives from food service, housing, student services, athletics, academics, financial affairs, marketing and communication, technical education, and the president’s office.
All SFCC student and employees are encouraged to wash hands frequently, avoid contacting surfaces and other people, and stay home when sick.
- World Health Organization
- Flatten the Curve
By the Numbers
- Coronavirus Cases in the United States
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- World Health Organization
- Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
- CDC Guidance for Institutions of Higher Education
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the Keep Americans Connected Pledge, which asked all broadband and telephone service providers to make it easier for you to stay connected during this difficult time. As a result, the following providers have reacted:
- Comcast COVID-19 response: offers free WiFi for 2 months to low income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time.
- Charter Free Internet offer for 2 months
- AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families
- Verizon COVID-19 response: no special offers, but following the FCC agreement.
- Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge (I expect others will follow).
- T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge (I expect others will follow).
Subcommittees were formed within the SFCC Planning Committee for Housing, Communication, Curriculum, Facilities, Personnel, and Operations and charged with taking action in their respective areas. Details on each subcommittee is available below: