In accordance with the health orders of the Office of the Governor, the Fitness Education Center remains closed. More information is available on SFCC’s Campus Reopening Plan page.
Beginning February 8, 2021 limited access to the lap pool is available. Beginning March 22, limited access to warm water swimming is available.
See the Aquatics Facilities page for details.
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.
On Feb. 23, 2021, SFCC President Becky Rowley delivered the following message:
Thanks to the decrease in statewide Covid-19 cases, the number of counties moving to yellow and green, and the arrival of a vaccine, we can look forward with more optimism to returning to a fuller version of campus life. However, we are not there yet. We must remain vigilant to protect our colleagues and our community. Please continue to follow Covid protocols: wear a face mask/covering, wash/sanitize your hands frequently, and social distance.
Travel is still not recommended. However, if you do plan to travel or are returning from a trip outside of state lines, I highly advise you discuss this with your dean or supervisor in order to make arrangements that prioritize the safety of our campus and your students and colleagues. In accordance with New Mexico Department of Health policies and CDC guidelines, anyone arriving in or returning to New Mexico is strongly advised to self-quarantine for at least 14 days and to take a Covid-19 test. Testing locations are posted at togethernm.org. Also, it is strongly recommended to register for the vaccine.
Campus occupancy remains limited to 25 percent. For those who have permission to be on campus, please let your supervisor and Campus Security know in advance when you plan to arrive. In order to ensure maximum safety, everyone who arrives on campus will be screened. The Covid Task Force continues to meet weekly. The group is monitoring state and federal guidelines and revising the Reopening Plan. For more information or if you have questions, Chris Gettler, Safety and Security Manager; William Murray, Custodial Manager; and Nick Telles, Vice President of Finance; among other members of the SFCC Covid Task Force; are all available to respond to your concerns.
I communicate regularly with our partner colleges on the higher education response to the pandemic. I will provide updates as the situation evolves. Thank you for all you continue to do to support our students and to keep our community safe.
If you think you are having symptoms consistent with the coronavirus, been in contact with someone who is displaying symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19, or you have tested positive for COVID 19, 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. It’s also very important that you contact your SFCC instructor(s) or, if you are an employee, your immediate supervisor as soon as possible. This will help the SFCC COVID -19 Response team help you with the next steps to allow you back on campus as soon as possible as well as protect everyone in the SFCC Community. Please view SFCC’s Contact Tracing and Rapid Response Procedures on Page 6.