Returning to Campus

Vaccination Status

If you are taking classes on campus this fall, you must be vaccinated and provide proof – or provide a religious or medical exemption that has been approved by Grossmont College. Partial vaccinations are not permitted. Anyone enrolling in short-term, “late-start” classes that begin October 10 or later and that are held on the Grossmont College campus is required to be fully vaccinated by October 1. (You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after your final vaccination shot.) In addition, anyone enrolling in an on-campus, short-term course who is seeking a religious or medical exemption must submit an exemption request no later than October 1 for sessions beginning October 10 or later. Exemption requests submitted after that date will not be considered.

 

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Instruction

 

The fall 2021 semester will be offered both in-person and online. Approximately one-third of our courses will be in-person during the fall, with a possible full return by spring of 2022. Registration is now under way for short-term, fall "mini-semesters" that can be completed within just weeks.

 

Student Vaccine Policy

 

In preparation for the start of the fall semester and a return to in-person, on-campus classes and services, the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District (GCCCD) leadership has determined that all students attending face-to-face classes or seeking access to in-person/on-campus services on the campuses of Grossmont or Cuyamaca College are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Partial vaccinations are no longer permitted. Students who receive an authorized religious or medical exemption must be tested for COVID-19 weekly.

 

Vaccine FAQs


The following FAQs are a resource for quick information. If you have a question not addressed here, it may be submitted to vaccines@gcccd.edu. We will do our best to keep these FAQs current and updated regularly.

 


Q:  I have received the first (of two) dose of the vaccine.  Can I still attend in-person classes?

A:  If you enrolled for the traditional fall semester beginning August 16 and received the first dose of the vaccine or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine but are not fully vaccinated, (14-days after your second dose of Moderna/Pfizer or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson), you will need to participate in weekly testing until you are fully vaccinated. Anyone enrolling in short-term, “late-start” classes that begin October 10 or later and that are held on the Grossmont College campus is required to be fully vaccinated by October 1.

Please email grossmont.health@gcccd.edu  or call (619) 644-7192 for further information.

 


Q.  Are students required to be vaccinated to meet with a counselor?

A:  Yes.  Scheduled in-person appointments with counselors require students to be vaccinated.  Transactional appointments (such as cashiers office, bookstore pick-up, registration questions, admissions & records paperwork delivery, dropping off financial aid forms, etc.) of less than 15-minutes to not require proof of vaccine, but social distancing and making will be enforced. 


Q:  I am unvaccinated, how can I access services?

A:  For fall 2021, all student services will continue to be offered remotely/online.  You can find email addresses, pone numbers, links for Zoom, etc. online for Grossmont College here.


Q:  I am unvaccinated, what are my class options?

A:  There are a number of options for remote/virtual education.  Nearly 70% of all courses in the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District are offered online. 

Connect with your counselor if you need help finding a class on either Grossmont or Cuyamaca College that works for you.  (Class Schedule:  Cuyamaca  Grossmont

 

For your health and safety, we urge you to get vaccinated.

 


Q:  I’m enrolled in on-campus classes. I am not vaccinated, and I don’t plan to be vaccinated. What are my options?

 

A:  We will do our best to find an alternative online/remote course.  

Please contact your counselor  (Cuyamaca | Grossmont) via email, phone, or Zoom appointment. You can find all those links online. (Class Schedule: Cuyamaca | Grossmont)

Please note that students will not be permitted to remain enrolled in an in-person course if they are not vaccinated and do not have an approved medical or religious exemption.

Medical Exemption  Form  |  Religious Exemption Form

 


Q:  I cannot take the COVID-19 vaccination due to medical reasons. What is the process for requesting an exemption?

A: You may request a medical exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. Your form must be submitted no later than October 1 for mini-semesters beginning October 10 or later to allow for review. Students who have received an  exemption must be tested for COVID-19 weekly.


Medical Exemption Form

 

 


Q:  I cannot take the COVID-19 vaccination due to religious reasons. What is the process for requesting an exemption?

A: You may request a medical exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. Your form must be submitted no later than October 1 for mini-semesters beginning October 10  or later to allow for review. Students who have received an  exemption must be tested for COVID-19 weekly.



Religious Exemption Form




Q: What is the process to provide proof of vaccination?


Fall 2021:

If you have enrolled/plan to register for in-person/on-campus classes or wish to make an appointment to receive in-person student services (i.e. counseling, financial aid, admissions & records, etc.) you will need to submit your vaccine documentation)


A:  Please submit the following:

Step1:  Scan/photo of the front of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card

Step 2:  Upload a photo of your digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record (QR Code) from the California Immunization Registry

OR

Step 3:  Upload a medical document from your doctor

All documentation must include the dates of your vaccination and the manufacturer brand (Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson)

Upload documentation to Colleague/Self-Service here



 

Q:  What is the deadline to submit proof of vaccination?

A:  As a general rule, submit your documentation as soon as possible. and no later than one calendar week prior to the start of your class to allow for review. However, your form must be submitted no later than October 1 for mini-semesters beginning October 10 or later. Students who have received an  exemption must be tested for COVID-19 weekly.

 

 


If there are questions not answered here, please submit them to vaccines@gcccd.edu

During spring 2021, most courses will be available via remote delivery, with limited courses taking place on campus. Access to the Grossmont College campus is limited during this time; please contact offices via email before attempting to visit campus.

 

Health & Safety Measures

 

Mask Requirements

 

All students, employees, and visitors entering a campus building must correctly wear a face mask  in all hallways, public spaces and common areas as well as outside when social distancing of six feet is not possible. If an individual does not have access to a face mask, they may obtain one for free at an Information table or at Building 10. 

 

If a student is unable to wear a face covering due to a disability predicated on an accessibility need, please direct them to the Accessibility Resource Center 619-644-7112.There is no religious exemption for wearing a mask on campus. The District is required to abide by all public health and safety mandates and ensure the safety of everyone who enters our campus.  

 

Persistent and substantial violations will be processed through the formal Student Code of Conduct Student Code of Conduct student conduct process. 

 

For additional information on protocol, please visit any of the following webpages: GCCCD Campus Repopulation Planning FrameworkFace Covering Video and Social Distance and Face Covering Training

 


Exposure protocol for students

 Should a member of the campus community receive a student report concerning exposure to COVID-19:  

  1. Refer the student to the Grossmont College Student Health & Wellness COVID-19 intake form

  2. A Student Health & Wellness nurse will contact the student to determine an action plan. 

  3. Grossmont College Student Health & Wellness is unable to release personal medical information and will work with San Diego Public Health concerning notification of exposure. 

  4. Students who have been placed on quarantine, tested positive, or are awaiting testing results may not return to campus unless they have been cleared by Student Health & Wellness. 

 

Questions regarding exposure should be directed to Student Health & Wellness at 619-644-7192 or grossmont.health@gcccd.edu

 

 

 Proof of Vaccination /  Exemption Forms

 

Proof of Vaccination

How to submit proof of vaccination

 

Fall 2021:
If you have enrolled/plan to register for in-person/on-campus classes or wish to make an appointment to receive in-person student services (i.e. counseling, financial aid, admissions & records, etc.) you will need to submit your vaccine documentation)


Please submit the following:

Step1:  Scan/photo of the front of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card

Step 2:  Upload a photo of your digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record (QR Code) from the California Immunization Registry

OR

Step 3:  Upload a medical document from your doctor

All documentation must include the dates of your vaccination and the manufacturer brand (Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson)

Upload documentation to Colleague/Self-Service here

 

 


Exemptions

Exemptions will be considered for medical and religious reasons only.  

 

Upload documentation to Colleague/Self-Service here

 

Covid Testing

 

 

Covid Testing

Students who are not fully vaccinated or who have received an approved exemption from being vaccinated, must be tested weekly.  On-campus testing is available in Building 60.

 

September 2 12:00 - 7:00 pm
Mondays 2:00 - 7:00 pm
Tuesdays 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesdays 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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