This page is dedicated to keeping the campus community informed about the public health and safety initiatives, including COVID-19, on the campus of State Fair Community College and the communities it serves.
Notice to the Public
Sedalia, Missouri – May 8, 2021 – State Fair Community College’s COVID-19 Response Team met in April to develop and approve new protocols for operations since positive cases are declining and vaccine availability has increased. All actions are subject to change based on input from local, state and federal health departments and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Effective immediately, external vendors are no longer required to be admitted through Facilities Management before visiting campus or making deliveries. Meeting and conference rooms are now open for public use. The college’s COVID-19 dashboard on the website will be discontinued and the web page will be repurposed for campus and community health information.
Effective June 1, if the Pettis County Health Department lifts the face covering mandate, masks will be recommended but not required for students, employees and visitors in indoor spaces at all SFCC campuses and not required outside the facilities. In some classroom settings, it may be determined that face coverings should be worn with administration’s approval. Offices and services will resume normal operations, and employees will return to on-campus work.
SFCC will cease required COVID-19 reporting by students and employees; however, all are strongly encouraged to self-monitor and stay home when ill or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. The Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center will reopen the walking track to the public with limited hours. Individuals who want to walk on the indoor track should call the Davis Center office at (660) 530-5808 to confirm the track is open to the public.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 https://www.bentonhealth.org/information-on-covid-19 for information.
Camden – Referring community to https://www.lakeregional.com/health-resources/covid-19/ covid-19-vaccination/.
Carroll – Go to https://www.carrollcohealth.com/2021/01/26/covid-19-vaccine/
Cole – Health department is planning for self-scheduling link; information at colecounty.org/186/Health-Department.
Cooper – Add your contact information and category (student, healthcare worker, 1B, etc.) in the comment section at https://coopercountypublichealth.com/contact/. Don’t submit information until after 2/1.
Henry – See http://henrycohealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/HCHCVaccineRelease.pdf.
Hickory – Call 417-745-2138 to make an appointment.
Johnson – Check public health at http://johnsoncountyhealth.org/covid-19-vaccine-in-johnson- county/ or complete preregistration at https://wmmc.com/vaccineregistration/.
Miller – Setting up plans for a joint mass vaccination with Camden County; follow on Facebook or website http://www.millercountyhealth.com/ for upcoming information.
Morgan – No current vaccine; fill out interest form at morgancountyhealthcenter.com.
Moniteau – Complete survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QDZT8B6 to be added to the wait list.
Pettis – Complete preregistration survey at https://pettiscountyhealthcenter.com/covid-10- preregistration-directions-and-preregistration/.
Saline – Complete preregistration list at www.salinecountyhealthdepartment.com.
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 – http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07ehiucvvfkjys1sf0/a021sgkkdc3sgw/ questions.
[revised May 6, 2021]
CARES FUNDING UPDATE – Aug 12, 2020 – The application period has ended. Should this application period re-open, student will be able to apply below.
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
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):
- Housing and moving expenses (i.e. rent, storage)
- Technology (i.e. internet, routers, computers, cameras, software)
- Transportation (i.e. unexpected travel costs)
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Free counseling is available on the Sedalia campus for all SFCC students through a partnership with Central Methodist University (CMU). The center is staffed with graduate students who are in their final year of CMU’s counseling program and are under the supervision of the practicum instructor, clinical supervisor and the clinical director.
Mental Health Resources
- Suicide Prevention LifelineExternal
- Veterans Crisis LineExternal
- Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National HelplineExternal
- OK2Talk Helpline Teen HelplineExternal
1 (800) 273-TALK
- Crisis Text Line
Text SIGNS to 741741 for 24/7, anonymous, free crisis counseling