COVID Update August 19

SFCC President Becky Rowley in an email on August 19 wrote:

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff:

Welcome to the Fall Semester 2021. We are glad you are part of the SFCC Community. We are here for you and care about your success, as well as your health and safety.

New Mexico has re-implemented an indoor mask mandate and vaccination requirements across hospitals and other congregate settings. We are aware of rising concerns about the spread of covid-19 and the increase in the number of cases. I am writing to assure you that we are committed to keeping everyone safe as we navigate the pandemic together. We are SFCC – In This Together.

Current requirements for coming to campus:

  • Wear a mask.
  • Practice social distancing of 6 feet.
  • Wash/sanitize your hands and workspaces frequently.
  • Avoid congregating in groups.
  • Avoid staying in public, indoor spaces for extended time periods.
  • Children allowed on campus must wear masks.

Departments, programs, and unique spaces may require special protocols or safety requirements. Appointments and online meetings are highly encouraged.

Please get vaccinated. The best way to thrive at SFCC and keep your families and communities safe is by getting vaccinated from Covid-19.

Drive-up vaccine clinic on campus Wednesday, Sept. 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • West Wing Parking Lot
  • FREE
  • Open to everyone age 12 and older (minor waiver attached)
  • No Appointment Required
  • No Insurance Required
  • No ID Required.

Though no appointment is necessary, you can reserve a spot for yourself or a minor online. Use special event code WHJBT or register without the code under Santa Fe Community College at

If you are vaccinated, apply for the SFCC Vax Pass, which will help us to lessen mask requirements in the future.

Unfortunately, it appears that Covid-19 is not going away anytime soon. We will be scheduling more vaccine clinics as often as possible this fall.

I want to thank the Covid Task Force for their work throughout these challenging months. And, thank you for being part of SFCC and for helping to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.


Becky Rowley, Ph.D.