FSCC COVID-19 Update 3.27.2020

March 27, 2020

Date: March 27, 2020

Time: 12:00 P.M.

RE: FSCC novel coronavirus, COVID-19 update


Bourbon County Health Department issued an emergency stay-at-home order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 until April 26, 2020. Due to the order, campus access will change from the last update on March 19. Community Colleges are considered an essential service by the state of Kansas and we will begin with all courses online March 30th as planned.


The stay-at-home order requires essential services to comply with social distancing requirements which includes maintaining at least six-feet social distancing for both employees and members of the public at all times. FSCC faculty/staff are encouraged to work remotely if possible. Some employees will be asked to work an altered schedule to minimize contact. Please use email as your primary source of communication. All department emails can be found on our directory at fortscott.edu/directory.


All Courses Online


ALL FSCC courses will be online for the remainder of the semester. This includes all technical courses/programs taught at CTEC, Construction Trades at La Harpe, Fort Scott John Deere/Welding, Harley-Davidson in Frontenac, Allied Health/Nursing at Burke Street, and Welding, Construction Trades, Criminal Justice, and Allied Health/Nursing in Miami County. All courses (including general education) will resume in the online format beginning March 30th.





For students without readily available internet access, please contact your local area internet service and cellular service providers. Many companies are working with students during this time to ensure access to internet services. If this is unsuccessful, please contact Janet Fancher (janetf@fortscott.edu) or Adam Borth (adamb@fortscott.edu).



Updated Closures


The Bookstore, Library, Computer Labs, and Student Success Center will be closed until at least April 26, 2020 when the stay-at-home order is lifted.


Advising and Enrollment:


Fall enrollment will open March 30, and advising will be assisting students via phone appointments and email. To schedule an appointment please contact via email:


·         Russ Souza (russellso@fortscott.edu)

·         Ashley Keylon (ashleyk@fortscott.edu)

·         Quentin Choice (quentinc@fortscott.edu)


You may call 620.223.2700, ext. 3630 and leave a detailed message, including name, student ID (if applicable), and contact information.



The situation is still evolving and may change at any time. We want to make sure that everyone stays safe and will continue to comply with local and state guidelines and orders. We will keep the students, faculty/staff, and community updated on any changes for work requirements, campus access, etc.; as needed to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19



Stay safe!


Alysia Johnston, FSCC President


March 19th Update

March 17th Update

March 15th Update (pdf)

COVID-19 Emergency Action Plan