2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Missouri Community College Association is closely monitoring the spread of the novel coronavirus. In collaboration with the planning and response teams at each college, we are providing the information below to keep students, employees, and community members apprised of the latest communications and developments. Each college will keep faculty, staff, and students updated electronically on individualized plans, timelines, and specific changes.


Crowder College (Neosho)
Wednesday, April 15 at 9:54 a.m.

  • No face-to-face classes will be held for the Summer 2020 session. Only online classes will be held. Since students will not have an option to choose between face-to-face and online classes, no “Distance Learning Fees” will be charged for the Summer 2020 session.
  • College operations will continue online methods with staff working remotely. Therefore, all Crowder College campus sites are closed at this time. (Current campus access will continue as currently scheduled for identified staff on identified days as it stands now.) At the last announcement of action, the plan was to reopen the campus sites at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, May 11, 2020. The date to reopen the campus sites will be evaluated before Monday, May 11, 2020.
  • Students will continue to have access to the WiFi in the parking lot at all campus sites.
  • All travel for Crowder College groups and activities will be canceled during the Summer 2020 session. 

Friday, March 20 at 4:45 p.m. 

  • Online instruction will continue for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester.
  • Graduation ceremonies will be cancelled for Saturday, May 9. Graduates will be welcomed to participate in a future ceremony and additional information will be sent to all graduates at a later date.
  • The campus will close at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 23 and will reopen 8:00 a.m. on Monday, April 13, 2020.
  • College operations will move to online methods and staff will work remotely until 8:00 a.m. on Monday, April 13.
  • The residence halls will close at noon on Friday, March 27 for all students who are able to return home. Housing and meal accommodations will be made for those who are not able to return home.
  • Please feel free to use the WiFi in the parking lot at any of the campus sites; however, none of the college buildings will be assessible during this time period.

Friday, March 13 at 4:04 p.m.

  • In-person classes are suspended effective immediately and will move to an all-online or other alternative method of course delivery starting March 16 through April 5. This is not a closure; college operations will continue.
  • Residence halls and dining services will remain open for use. To address accommodations for students that have limited access to technology, campus computer labs will remain open for use.
  • Crowder College Athletics will follow the guidelines of the NJCAA.
  • Large-scale events scheduled for the campus may be postponed or cancelled.
  • More information is available at crowder.edu/COVID-19 »

East Central College (Union)
Thursday, May 14

  • East Central College will begin implementing a Back to Campus plan next week to safely ease back into normal operations for the fall semester. The plan was developed by an ECC leadership team comprised of administrators and staff to ensure the health and safety of employees and students. View the Campus Reopening Plan here.

Thursday, March 26 at 4:07 p.m.

  • East Central College is postponing the spring commencement exercises due to the likelihood of continued advisories regarding public gatherings. There is no specific date for the rescheduled graduation activities. However, plans call for a rescheduled commencement this summer or winter.

Friday, March 20 at 3:34 p.m.

  • ECC is closing until April 6. The college was scheduled to be on Spring Break next week, March 23-29, and will now be closed March 20-April 5. Online/remote classes will resume April 6. Campus will be open April 6 only to employees, and students for essential services/support.

Friday, March 20 at 9:30 a.m.

  • East Central College is pushing back its registration start date for new students to give current student additional time to sign up for classes. The change also will limit the number of students on campus at the same time. New students can begin registering for classes April 20, which is about three weeks later than the initial start date.

Wednesday, March 18 at 12:52 p.m.

  • All facilities will only be open to employees and students for essential services and support. The public will not be permitted in buildings on the campuses, including the library, learning center and computer labs.

Tuesday, March 17 at 3:03 p.m.

  • Will move to online and remote instruction beginning March 30 through the end of the semester.
  • Spring Break will begin March 18 and continue the week of March 23-29. 
  • Labs and other programs that are not conducive to online/remote instruction will be altered and changes are being discussed.
  • All public events associated with ECC on and off campus are canceled.
  • A decision regarding commencement will be made by April 1.
  • The campus remains open for students and employees only. That includes the library, limited number of seats in computer labs and learning center.
  • More information is available at eastcentral.edu/coronavirus »

Jefferson College (Hillsboro)
Monday, March 16 at 3:11 p.m.

  • Taking precautionary steps to protect the safety of all students and employees in light of the national state of emergency declared by President Trump and by Governor Parson regarding the coronavirus, the College will adjust instruction and operations March 14-29.

Friday, March 13 at 5 p.m.

  • Classes will not be held during Spring Break (March 16-20). All campus locations and operations will be closed March 14-22. Campus housing will remain open.
  • Classes will not meet March 23-29, including all clinical rotations at area hospitals. Buildings will remain closed to students as employees work remotely in order to plan or support the conversion of instruction to fully online and/or continue College operations.
  • The week of March 30, all instruction will move to a fully online format until further notice (separate decisions will be made regarding programs, classes or labs that are not conducive to online presentation). Staff are expected to return to their on-site work location.
  • College-sponsored trips are cancelled or postponed while travel is being reviewed.
  • All previously scheduled events and activities are cancelled through April 30. NJCAA athletic games and scrimmages have been postponed between March 14-April 3.
  • Additional updates or announcements is available at jeffco.edu/covid-19 » 
Friday, March 13 at 9:13 a.m.
  • Classes will not be held March 16-20 for Spring Break. All campus operations will remain open Monday-Wednesday, March 16-18, and the College will be closed on Thursday and Friday, March 19-20 (as previously scheduled).
  • Faculty are preparing alternative class delivery methods in case a closure is deemed necessary during Spring Break. Students and all employees have been instructed to take all necessary instructional and work materials with them when they leave for Spring Break on March 13.
  • The College is requesting that students and employees report any out-of-state/out-of-country travel plans. Anyone who visits a country that the CDC deems a Level 2 risk or higher is required to self-isolate for a minimum of 14 days before returning to campus.
  • No College-sponsored trips have been canceled or postponed at this time. All non-essential travel is being reviewed.
  • No campus events have been cancelled or postponed; however, the College is prepared to make decisions on a case-by-case basis as circumstances warrant.
  • More information is available at jeffco.edu/covid-19 » 

Metropolitan Community College (Kansas City)
Wednesday, March 18 at 9:52 p.m.

  • The college is on Spring Break this week. Spring Break for students has now been extended an additional week, through March 29. Although the five MCC campuses will remain closed to students and the public next week, that time will be used to provide additional support to instructors and student services personnel as they transition to delivering all instruction and support services remotely.
  • Beginning Monday, March 30, MCC will begin delivering all courses and student support services remotely, with the possible exception of small-group lab work. Students will be contacted by their instructors with more information about classwork. The campuses will continue to be closed to the public, with essential personnel only on campus.
  • The closure of campuses and delivery of courses and support services remotely will continue until at least April 10 and will be re-evaluated for a possible extension at a later date.
  • All campus activities and events of more than 50 people are canceled through April 30.
  • More information is available at mcckc.edu/coronavirus »

Thursday, March 12 at 4:15 p.m.

  • The college will close effective March 12 at 4 p.m. through the end of Spring Break (March 16-20).

Mineral Area College (Park Hills)
Friday, March 13 at 12:41 p.m.

  • Spring Break (March 9-13) is extended one week (March 16-20) for students.
  • Beginning March 23, instruction will move to a virtual format beginning through the end of the spring semester (May 8). Courses with a lab, clinical, field or performance component will be evaluated for alternative delivery methods. 
  • Normal campus operations will resume on March 16. Faculty and staff will use the week of March 16-20 to transition courses to a virtual format.
  • All athletic activities, including practices, are cancelled until April 3. All other events and activities are cancelled through the end of the semester. 
  • More information is available at mineralarea.edu/events/covid-19 » 

Moberly Area Community College (Moberly)
Friday, March 13 at 4:03 p.m.

  • No face-to-face/in-class/on-campus classes will meet between March 16-20.
  • Online, Virtual, Hybrid Virtual, and the online portions of Hybrid classes (no in-seat meetings) will continue without interruption.
  • Campuses will remain open.
  • Faculty, staff, and administrators will report to work.
  • Residence Halls will remain open.
  • All campus events and scheduled travel are being evaluated, and decisions will be communicated as they are made.
  • The college will close and residence halls will remain open during Spring Break (March 23-29).
  • All classes will resume as online or virtual (via Zoom) on March 30.
  • MACC tentatively plans to resume normal operations, including face-to-face classes, on April 6.
  • More information is available at macc.edu/covid19 »

North Central Missouri College (Trenton)
Thursday, May 21


  • North Central Missouri College will be offering both online and on-campus courses for fall 2020, with added measures to prioritize a safe campus environment. College officials will closely monitor Covid-19 information and work with local health officials to implement safe guidelines. Should additional local or state orders be placed, NCMC will review course offerings and adjust as needed to safety standards.
  • Classes scheduled on campuses will run in larger rooms or at reduced sizes to allow social distancing. On-campus classes will stay on standard schedules whenever possible. If shelter-in-place or other state and county orders occur, NCMC may make various adjustments to accommodate safety needs. Strategies could include rotational scheduling in classrooms or labs, pre-recorded or live online lectures, and remote instruction through face-to-face online meetings or the college’s new online course management system, Brightspace.
  • Students can consider the many online course offerings scheduled for the fall semester if concerned about being in a public environment or worried about a possible switch to ‘flex’ arrangements during the semester. In the case of shelter-in-place orders, online courses may need to adjust proctoring rules and guidelines, but general instruction would be relatively unaffected.
  • Computer labs will remain accessible within the Tutoring Center, Student Support Services, Library, and Hoffman Hall. Wireless network access is available throughout campus. Wireless access after business hours is available in Cross and Geyer parking lots.
  • NCMC encourages all students, faculty, and staff members to take various precautions to protect themselves and others. If students or faculty and staff would like to use a facemask or other protective items while in the classroom or on campus, they are encouraged to do so.
  • North Central Missouri College is currently reviewing and waiting on state and national guidelines to develop and form a plan for fall regarding athletics, co/extracurricular activities, public spaces, and events. As of now, these activities are to be permitted, but more information will be released as recommendations are established.

Wednesday, March 25 at 11:37 a.m.

  • Beginning March 26, all NCMC campuses and sites will be closed until April 13. All on-campus offices and buildings will be unavailable during this time.
  • Online instruction will continue, and services will be operated remotely.
  • All students, patrons, and future Pirates are encouraged to contact departments via email, or other online communication tools as our employees will still be available, but working remotely. Online tutoring is available through the Tutoring Center. To reach Admissions, call, or text 660.460.1983.  

Thursday, March 19 at 4:17 p.m.

  • Both 2020 Commencement ceremonies that were planned for May 9 have been cancelled. There are no plans to reschedule the event at this time, but NCMC will be honoring our graduates through various capacities on our website, social media, and other outlets. More information regarding alternative commencement celebrations will be forthcoming.

Thursday, March 19 at 1 p.m.

  • Beginning March 20 until April 3, NCMC will be closed on Fridays. Hours will be Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. During this time, many employees will be operating on a flex schedule. Students and visitors are encouraged to communicate through phone and online tools to limit face to face communication. If coming to our campuses for essential functions is an absolute necessity, we encourage you to call ahead to make sure departments have proper staff in place to assist your needs.
  • The Ketcham Community Center will be extending its closing through April 5 and reopen on Monday, April 6 for regular business hours.

Tuesday, March 17 at 1:45 p.m.

  • All in-person classes held on NCMC campuses beginning March 23, will be moved to an alternative online instructional approach for the remainder of the spring semester. Students taking in-person courses will continue their work through Blackboard online learning, email, and other virtual communication tools. During this time, campuses will remain open, and all faculty and staff will observe their usual work schedules.
  • The Ketcham Community Center will close at 5:00 p.m. on March 17 and remain closed through March 31. KCC will tentatively reopen for normal hours of operation on April 1.
  • To learn more about NCMC’s preventive measures, visit ncmissouri.edu/studentlife/novel-coronavirus »

Thursday, March 12 at 2:48 p.m.

  • Beginning March 23, all in-person classes will be moved to an alternative online instructional approach following Spring Break (March 16-20). 
  • NCMC will continuously monitor the control efforts and evaluate whether to continue alternative instructional methods past April 3.
  • During this time, campuses will remain open, and all faculty and staff will observe their usual work schedules. The Ketcham Community Center will remain open to the public.
  • More information is available at ncmissouri.edu/studentlife/novel-coronavirus »

Ozarks Technical Community College (Springfield)
Thursday, March 12 at 3:58 p.m.

  • All classes are canceled for Friday, March 13.
  • Spring Break (March 16-20) is extended one week (March 23-27) for all seated, hybrid, and online courses.
  • In-person courses that can be taught in an online format will resume online beginning Monday, March 30 and will remain online for the remainder of the semester. Those classes that cannot be taught online (for example: labs and technical education) will resume in an in-person format on Monday, March 30.
  • All non-essential OTC-sponsored travel is canceled through April 30.
  • Events at all OTC locations have been canceled through March 29.
  • All OTC locations will remain open and continue business operations.
  • More information is available at otc.edu/covid »

St. Charles Community College (St. Charles)
Monday, March 30

  • To ensure continued safety of students, faculty and staff, St. Charles Community College will deliver the summer semester remotely only.
  • Registration for summer classes begins April 13. The summer semester begins June 1 and concludes July 27.
  • The decision as to when faculty, staff and visitors will return to campuses will be made separately. College leadership will make that decision based on guidance from the CDC and state and local health departments.

Thursday, March 12 at 6:01 p.m.

  • The college will close for Spring Break (March 16-20), but continue offering essential student services remotely throughout the week. The campus was already scheduled to be closed on Friday, March 20, for all faculty, staff and students. Additionally, SCC will restrict access to its main campus March 23-28. During this time, all
  • Face-to-face instruction and services will be temporarily suspended and provided online March 23-28. Resources will be made available to students, faculty and staff to ensure a smooth transition to online classes and services.
  • Students are expected to resume on-campus classes Monday, March 30. 
  • All on-campus events and activities have been canceled until March 30.
  • All study abroad opportunities for the summer and fall semesters have been canceled and all college-related travel has been suspended. 
  • More information is available at stchas.edu/lp/health-alerts »

St. Louis Community College (St. Louis)
Friday, May 22

  • St. Louis Community College is reviewing considerations and making plans for fall 2020, including student safety, class capacity, areas where students gather, classes that students need, hands-on courses, clinical labs and contingency plans for in-person and online classes. However, it’s too soon to tell what in-person instruction will look like for the coming school year.
  • STLCC is being realistic and acknowledges that there may be fewer students in fall. In the meantime, the College continues to market our quality and value in an effort to retain and attract students. We are empathetic to the sudden challenges that this time represents, and the impact has an effect not just at STLCC, but in the community.
  • The College is developing a Safe Return Plan that includes phases based on these public health orders:
    • Phase 1: Minimal return to campuses with essential onsite employees; expected to continue through the duration of stay-at-home orders for the city and county.
    • Phase 2: Return to campuses with physical distancing; Phase 2 is dependent upon the state of the pandemic and will last as long as restrictions are in place.
    • Phase 3: Return to normal.
  • STLCC’s Safe Return Plan outline includes feedback, communication of new policies and training, precautionary measures like work-from-home, face coverings, responsibilities of individuals, physical distancing, intensified housekeeping, centralized procurement of personal protective equipment, shared spaces, guest and vendor restrictions and travel; department-specific policies, and campus and facility-specific policies such as securing buildings and reconfiguring shared office and cubicle spaces.






Tuesday, April 14 at 12:14 p.m.

  • Online courses will continue through the remainder of spring 2020.
  • Summer 2020 classes will be online. Adjustments to the summer course schedule will be complete by May 1.
  • STLCC set up free WiFi hot spots for students in designated parking areas at STLCC-Florissant Valley, STLCC-Forest Park and STLCC-Meramec.
  • Ways to Connect’ offers a host of online chat services are available for students.
  • STLCC has an information page related to COVID-19 to keep the school community up-to-date.

Monday, March 23 at 11:05 p.m.

  • STLCC continues its extended Spring Break, March 23-27. Classes will resume ONLINE on March 30.
  • STLCC posted a list of FAQs for students and a list of community resources.
  • The College was notified of a confirmed case of COVID-19, March 23, 2020. The individual is a student at STLCC-Florissant Valley. The College followed Clery Act notifications and protocols for its Incident Response Team. St. Louis County Department of Public Health has been notified and will follow-up as appropriate with any individuals who may have been exposed.
  • STLCC has an information page related to COVID-19 to keep the school community up-to-date.

Friday, March 20 at 9:46 a.m.

  • Child Development Laboratory Center at STLCC-Florissant Valley will reopen to parents on April 20.
  • The dental clinic at the Center for Nursing and Health Sciences at STLCC-Forest Park is closed until further notice.
  • Archers Market campus food pantries will reopen for students April 20.
  • Campus food service will resume April 20.
  • STLCC has an information page related to COVID-19 to keep the school community up-to-date.
  • The school community can visit this information page to stay up-to-date stlcc.edu/messages/covid-19.aspx »

Thursday, March 19 at 5 p.m.

  • A work from home period has been designated for employees, March 23-April 17. All employees (full and part-time) who receive a regular paycheck will continue to be paid for their regularly scheduled hours.
  • STLCC’s Board of Trustees and College leadership will consider additional special leave related to COVID-19 at a meeting March 23. 

Wednesday, March 18 at 5:50 p.m.

  • Commencement, originally set for May 8, has been postponed. A date will be announced at a later time.
  • Essential on-site employees will continue to serve the College community.
  • The College will move course instruction online, effective March 30. Details will be shared with students.
  • The school community can visit this information page to stay up-to-date stlcc.edu/messages/covid-19.aspx »

Friday, March 13 at 3:53 p.m.

  • Spring Break (March 16-20) is extended one week (March 23-27) for students. Classes will resume March 30, 2020.
  • All STLCC locations are closed Friday, March 20 for spring holiday.
  • Campus services will remain open during the extended break (March 23-27) for students; some hours may be limited.
  • Classes scheduled for eight-week sessions will start March 30.
  • The Child Development Laboratory Center at STLCC-Florissant Valley will be closed during spring break (March 16-20) and will open for existing families March 23-27.
  • All Continuing Education classes are canceled March 13-29.
  • The week of March 23, faculty will be involved in preparation and training for alternative class delivery modalities.
  • More information is available at stlcc.edu/messages/covid-19.aspx »

State Fair Community College
Sunday, March 22 at 12:34 p.m.

Saturday, March 14 at 7:12 p.m.

  • Missouri’s fourth presumptive positive case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Henry County, Missouri. With a campus in Clinton, which is located in Henry County, State Fair Community College is working with the local Health Department to ensure all precautions are being taken. The COVID-19 Planning Committee met with Pettis County Health Department officials on March 14, to discuss appropriate actions. SFCC will continue to monitor this situation closely.
  • At this time, SFCC is postponing Anchors Away Soiree (the Foundation gala) and the Music Program's Spring Concert. The events will be rescheduled with times and dates to be announced later. Additional events remain subject to cancelation or postponement.
  • Spring Break will continue March 16-20 and classes remain canceled (and offices open) March 23-27.
  • Visit sfccmo.edu/COVID-19 » for more information

Thursday, March 12 at 6:32 p.m.

  • During the week of March 23-27, the college is suspending on-ground and online classes to give faculty and staff the opportunity to develop alternative delivery methods for programs and services should circumstances warrant.
  • Through the end of the semester, all conference and training related out-of-state travel is halted. Any other travel will be considered on a case-by-case basis, with requests submitted to your dean, director or vice president, who will submit to the president for approval.
  • College events and other events on campus will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and any changes will be announced as early as possible.
  • End-of-semester dates are not changing at this time; however, financial aid disbursement and possibly other student deadlines may be shifted as necessary.
  • More information is available at sfccmo.edu/campus-life/campus-life/public-health »

Three Rivers College (Poplar Bluff)
Monday, March 23

  • All Three Rivers College locations are closed to the public March 23- April 6. Faculty and staff are working remotely during this time to continue to provide instruction and services.
  • The College has moved to virtual instruction for the rest of the Spring semester. Three Rivers is offering remote services to students and employees via email, phone and the website. This includes help from the Welcome Center and Distance Learning, virtual tutoring, and virtual library services.
  • Three Rivers has cancelled or postponed all College events through the end of the semester. Regretfully, this includes our annual commencement ceremony.
  • For updates and information about the College’s response to COVID-19, including virtual learning and services, visit trcc.edu/covid19 » 

Wednesday, March 18 at 3:18 p.m.

  • Beginning March 23, most classes will move to virtual instruction through the end of the semester.
  • Certain technical education programs and nursing and allied heath courses will continue to meet for specific lab times.
  • The College will remain open during normal business hours at all locations, and faculty and staff will be available during normal College hours. Welcome Center, Rutland Library, and Tutoring and Learning Center hours will be extended to provide services to students both face to face and online.
  • Campus housing will remain open for those students who choose to stay.
  • Three Rivers Athletics will follow the guidelines of the NJCAA.
  • Most campus events have been postponed or cancelled.

Communication from MCCA (March 9, 2020)

At MCCA, we are aware of the changing landscape and uncertainties associated with the outbreak of the respiratory illness COVID-19, caused by a new coronavirus. Like all of you, we are concerned about its presence and its potential effect on students, employees, and community members. According to the most recent information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for most people, the immediate risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low.

Our first priority is, of course, the health and well-being of our event attendees. Currently, all MCCA events are taking place as planned. We are working closely with our venues and services providers to ensure alignment with CDC guidelines.

  • Increased availability of hand sanitizer stations
  • Increased cleaning and disinfecting at event venues
  • Reduced transfer of physical materials at registration
  • Modified catering/food service practices for optimal food safety

We are working closely with college administrators, local and state public health officials, and are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to address infectious disease and other public health concerns.