This page is dedicated to informing stakeholders about the public health and safety initiatives, including COVID-19, on the campus of State Fair Community College and the communities it serves.

Face Coverings (masks)

After a lengthy and detailed deliberation which included declining infection rates, other trends across the college’s service region (and throughout the state) and other COVID-19-related data, State Fair Community College COVID-19 Response Team voted to end the mask mandate at all campus locations, effective Oct. 18, 2021 

While infection rates may be declining, safety remains a priority, which is why everyone
 on  campus is still asked to be mindful of their physical space with regards to others, continue to wash their hands thoroughly, apply hand sanitizer liberally, cough/sneeze into their elbows, and stay home if they are unsure in any way about their health or exposure to COVID-19 or other infectious diseases. 

All individuals who test positive for COVID-19,
 are expected to self-isolate and seek medical attention per CDC recommendations. 

Vaccination Drive

COVID-19 vaccine: It’s our turn to roll up our sleeves and get vaccinated!

It’s hard to imagine a time when we didn’t know COVID-19 existed. Now when people say “virus,” we know what they mean. The impact of COVID-19 on our lives, our activities, and our freedom has affected us all. The responsibility is ours, as a community, to help stop this virus.

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective in preventing severe illness from COVID-19, and people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may start to do some things they had stopped doing because of the pandemic.

It takes everyone. 

Which is why State Fair Community College and Katy Trail Community Health proudly offer a series of vaccination days on the SFCC Sedalia campus at which students and community members can get vaccinated. Vaccinations are FREE and available from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • October 20
  • November 10

(The location will be on the sidewalk between the Stauffacher and Hopkins Buildings; in case of rain, it will be in the Parkhurst Student Commons.)



  • Notice to the Public

    Sedalia, MissouriMay 8, 2021 

    Effective Aug. 1, classrooms and the Parkhurst Student Commons will return to pre-COVID-19 configurations. Public benches and other campus seating across campuses that were removed will be returned. Students living in Residence Halls and apartments who are not vaccinated will be required to submit to testing and quarantined if tests are positive. Athletic programs will continue to follow National Junior College Athletic Association guidelines.

    Anyone with questions or comments about the new protocols may contact Dr. Brent Bates, Vice President for Educational and Student Support Services, at



  • Notice to the employees

    Issued May 4 & 6, 2021 – With reductions in positive cases of COVID-19 locally and with increased availability in vaccines, the COVID-19 Response Team met on April 29 and voted on the following actions related to COVID-19 and operations. All decisions are subject to change based on input

    from local, state, and federal health departments and the Center for Disease Control.

    While not required, all SFCC employees and students are strongly encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Employees are asked to stay home when they have any COVID-19 symptoms.

    Effective Immediately:

    1. The college will resume Pre-Covid sanitation practices (classrooms and offices will continue to be stocked with cleaning and disinfectants).

    2. Travel no is longer restricted due to COVID-19, except in the case of travel to countries restricted by the state department and/or the CDC due to COVID-19 infection rates or other issues.

    3. External vendors are no longer required to be routed and logged through Facilities Management.

    4. The COVID-19 dashboard will be discontinued and the COVID-19 web page will be used for campus public health information.

    5. Meeting/conference rooms will be reopened.

    Effective June 1, 2021:

    1. Face coverings will be recommended but not required for employees and students in indoor spaces at all SFCC sites and no longer expected outdoors (provided Pettis County Face mask mandate is lifted).

    2. Academic Programs with more than 25 students, that are required to spend four hours or more together in one classroom, may choose to require face coverings with advance request of the Dean and approval of the President or her designee.

    3. Category Four Programming will be allowed.

    4. All employees are expected to return to regular campus work.

    5. SFCC will cease required COVID-19 reporting. All students and employees are strongly encouraged to continue to monitor themselves and stay home when sick or displaying COVID-19 symptoms. All employee illnesses should be directly reported to supervisors and students should notify their instructors when they are ill and unable to attend class.

    6. COVID-19 leave will be eliminated, due to the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine. Employees will report any missed work due to COVID-19 as standard sick leave.

    7. Faculty will continue to discourage ill students from attending class by accommodating ill students through alternative delivery methods, as defined in the course syllabus.

    8. The walking track will be open to the public with limited hours/access.

    9. Water fountains will be made fully operable to the public.

    Effective August 1, 2021:

    1. Seating and tables in classrooms and the cafeteria will be rearranged to pre-COVID-19 configurations.

    2. Public benches and other seating will be returned to their original locations.

    3. Students living in the residence hall and apartments who are not vaccinated will be required to submit to testing, quarantine and other restrictions.

    4. Athletics will continue to follow NJCAA guidelines.

    Questions or comments about the actions above may be directed to Dr. Brent Bates, Chair of the COVID-19 Response Team

  • COVID-19 Vaccinations

    SFCC Public Health and Safety COVID-19 Vaccination FAQs

    Below, you will find resources and information about COVID-19 vaccine distribution in SFCC’s 14-county service area. Please note this information is subject to change.

    Benton – Go to for information.
    Camden – Referring community to covid-19-vaccination/.
    Carroll – Go to
    Cole – Health department is planning for self-scheduling link; information at
    Cooper – Add your contact information and category (student, healthcare worker, 1B, etc.) in the comment section at Don’t submit information until after 2/1.
    Henry – See
    Hickory – Call 417-745-2138 to make an appointment. 
    Johnson – Check public health at county/ or complete preregistration at
    Miller – Setting up plans for a joint mass vaccination with Camden County; follow on Facebook or website for upcoming information.
    Morgan – No current vaccine; fill out interest form at
    Moniteau – Complete survey at to be added to the wait list. 
    Pettis – Complete preregistration survey at preregistration-directions-and-preregistration/
    Saline – Complete preregistration list at
    St. Clair – Golden Valley Memorial Hospital and Citizens Memorial Hospital/Clinics are giving the vaccine. Per website, GVMH has currently reached their limit. CMH has a survey for you to complete – questions.

    [revised May 6, 2021]

  • HEERF/CARES funding

    Details of CARES ACT funding at State Fair Community College is available here.


    A letter from SFCC College President, Dr. Joanna Anderson was sent to all dual-credit students on June 9, 2021:

    Dear Student,

    This past year was such a challenge for so many of us. The pandemic was a disruption in our lives, especially to educational classes, activities and events. That is why I am pleased to announce financial assistance to SFCC dual credit students from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA).

    In a few days, you will be receiving a check in the mail from State Fair Community College for $237.00, equivalent to the cost of a three-credit-hour dual credit course.  Please use it to help offset some of the hardships you likely encountered during this past year. This money is not a mistake on your account, or an overpayment from you. It is yours and you may use it as needed.

    Some of you might ask if you can use it to purchase books, enroll in courses for the upcoming semester, or to pay any outstanding debts or holds on your current account. The answer to all of these questions, is “yes” – it is your money.

    As you pursue your college goals, I hope you’ll consider the advantages of attending State Fair Community College after graduation. Best wishes for the future.

    Thank you,

    Dr. Joanna Anderson
    College President
    State Fair Community College

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    The letter below was sent to students prior to the distribution of CARES ACT funding on May 28, 2020. 

    A Letter From the President About CARES Funding

    Dear Student,

    I hope this finds you well and completing the semester successfully! Please read this entire email for details about the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act that may benefit you.

    The CARES Act provides funding to students who are experiencing a financial hardship due to the disruption of campus operations.  We know many SFCC students faced unexpected costs during the quick switch from face-to-face instruction to remote learning.  The CARES Act requires that State Fair Community College direct the aid to students who have incurred expenses due to COVID-19.  It encourages us to give special attention to students with unmet needs and those who are Title IV eligible. 

    There are two phases of CARES Act grants for our students:

    Phase 1:  Grants of $300 – $500 will automatically be given to those students who filed a 2019-2020 FAFSA.  About 2,200 SFCC students will receive grants by the end of this week.  Because these grants are automatic, there is no further action required by those students and families.

    Phase 2:  To help us identify your needs, we are asking all students who have been financially harmed by COVID-19 to fill out our Emergency Relief Request Application so we can learn if you are eligible for either the Emergency Relief Fund, our student emergency fund, or other forms of institutional aid.  You will find examples of such expenses below, including (but not limited to):

    • Food
    • Housing and moving expenses (i.e. rent, storage)
    • Technology (i.e. internet, routers, computers, cameras, software)
    • Transportation (i.e. unexpected travel costs)
    • Childcare
    • Medical expenses
    • Increased utility costs
    • Personal expenses (i.e. toiletries, cleaning supplies)

    The award amounts will vary based on need and funding availability after we review the Emergency Relief Request Application. The maximum award amount will be $500. The application is available as long as funds are available. We expect to process funding decisions within 5 days after receiving an application. Please note that in some cases, additional documentation may be required, which could extend our response time.

    If you are not sure whether you qualify for funding under the CARES Act, we strongly encourage you to fill out the Emergency Relief Request Application. If you do not meet the qualifications for the federal aid, there may be other emergency funding or institutional aid available to help you. We will filter every application through every option available to best meet as much need as possible.

    If you have any questions, the Office of Financial Aid and Veteran Services is ready to assist and.  You can contact the office at (660) 530-5834 or email

    We hope this aid will help offset the financial burdens that our students and their families are experiencing at this time.  We look forward to seeing you back on campus soon. Be safe and be well!

    Dr. Joanna Anderson, President
    State Fair Community College

    FAQs related to CARES funding above.


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