March 28, 2020 : COVID-19

SCCC complies with Gov. Kelly’s executive order LIBERAL, Kan. — Following Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive “Stay at Home” order, Seward County Community College announces the following steps to comply with the statewide response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As of Monday, March 30, SCCC campus will be closed to students and the public. Classes will continue…

March 27, 2020: COVID-19 in the SCCC service area

LIBERAL, Kan. (March 27, 2020) — The Stevens County Health Department has reported  case of coronavirus disease (COVID 19). The case is the first to be reported for a resident in the service area for Seward County Community College, and involves a male “who traveled to an area outside of Stevens County with a high…

Drive-thru pop-up provides continuity

SCCC’s adult basic ed instructors create individualized packets for ESL students LIBERAL, Kan. (March 26, 2020) — Most of the students who attend adult basic education courses at Seward County Community College have experienced disruption before. It comes in the form of political unrest, immigration, or other forms of upheaval. Now, coronavirus has interrupted daily…

Open doors at SCCC’s main campus

LIBERAL, Kan. (March 24, 2020) — Seward County Community College remains open for education and business. It’s just a matter of finding the right entry point.  SCCC Vice President of Finance and Operations Dennis Sander announced the establishment of designated door access during the coronavirus crisis.  “The intent of reducing the number of unlocked entrance doors…

SCCC Poetry contest continues

Poets encouraged to submit work, despite coffeehouse cancellation LIBERAL, KAN. (March 20, 2020) — Poetry, it is sometimes said, is all about slowing down. Pausing to notice the details. Savoring everyday beauty. Writers — and would-be writers — have more than enough time to do just that, as the world health situation requires social distancing…

Sales never stop at Saints Bookstore

LIBERAL, KAN. (March 20, 2020) — As Seward County Community College students and campus employees scramble to adjust to the world of higher education amid health concerns, something remains reassuringly reliable. The Saints Bookstore is open for business as usual. “We thought it wise to give our customers a current update on store operations amid the…

Saints student athletes navigate sudden stop to seasons

SCCC provides support for housing, next steps As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, its impact is felt by student-athletes who rely on collegiate athletics to guide their course. In concert with its national and state governing bodies (NJCAA and KJCCC), Seward County Community College has cancelled all athletic events through the rest of the academic year. …

March 17, 2020 : COVID-19-related campus operations announcements

College to go online March 23, sports, commencement, performances cancelled LIBERAL, KS. (March 17, 2020) — Seward County Community College announces the following in response to the swiftly changing landscape of COVID-19. Dear SCCC Students, Team Members, and Community;  In response to rapidly changing circumstances driven by the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made…

March 15, 2020: COVID-19 update from KDHE

KDHE issues new recommendations for quarantine and isolation of travelers, close contacts and those being tested TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is issuing new guidance today surrounding COVID-19, including travelers, close contacts of confirmed cases and those being tested.  KDHE is now recommending 14-day home quarantine for Kansans who have: …