SFCC Coronavirus Closure General FAQs


Is the college open?
Santa Fe Community College has transitioned to an online learning environment in response to COVID-19. If you signed up for a dedicated online class at SFCC during the fall semester, it/they will take place as scheduled. Deans and faculty are currently working together to provide practical online alternatives for many on-ground classes impacted by the campus closure. Please contact your instructor for guidance on your particular class.

Certain services will be available during the closure – see the Student and Employee FAQs for more details.

During this time, the campuses for Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe Higher Education Center and Kids Campus are closed.

Should I travel?
SFCC President Becky Rowley has announced the halt of all SFCC-related travel until further notice.

The New Mexico Department of Health updated its travel recommendations for individuals contemplating out-of-state travel in the coming weeks and months: “We care about you. And while we cannot regulate your personal travel decisions, we strongly advise you to reconsider out-of-state travel,” the advisory states. “You will be recommended to self-isolate for 14 calendar days upon your return. Also, as travel bans can be implemented, you run the risk of being unable to return to New Mexico.”

If you plan to travel out of state or country over spring break, the NMDOH has asked that you call them with screening questions. They have set up a 24-hour hotline at 1-855-600-3453. Also, please review these self-quarantine guidelines.

Is the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center open?
In accordance with the health orders of Office of the Governor, the Fitness Education Center remains closed.

Will the college be holding events?
No, the college campus is closed through the end of the spring semester. Certain services will be available during the closure, see the Student and Employee FAQs for details.

What should I do if I get sick?
If you think you are exhibiting symptoms consistent with the coronavirus, you should stay home and first call the 24-hour New Mexico Department of Health hotline at 1-855-600-3453. They will provide an over-the-phone assessment and guidance for next steps.

Are you feeling anxiety or stress in these uncertain times?
Contact counselors at ComPsych Guidance Resources at 866-676-3367, TTY 800-697-0353.

I have a tax preparation appointment at the HEC during the closure.  What will happen with it?
AARP is reaching out to everyone with a scheduled appointment to find another time.  If tax season is extended; AARP’s services at the HEC will also be extended.

I am a student at Highlands, Santa Fe Center.  Will I be able to attend classes?
Online classes will continue as scheduled.  NMHU faculty are working to adapt in-person classes to an online format wherever possible.  Contact your instructor for more information.

Are AARP tax services still available at the HEC?
No. The AARP Foundation has suspended the program nationwide until further notice.

My internet is slow, what can I do to make it faster?
Here is an article by Intel on improving wi-fi speed: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/tech-tips-and-tricks/how-to-increase-wifi-speed.html