COVID-19 Updates

For students

Students are no longer required to be vaccinated. The District strongly encourages everyone to fully vaccinate for their own protection and the protection of others. 

 

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask while in a classroom or student-support area (i.e. counseling, financial aid, etc.). Masks in other areas and outdoors are not required but are strongly encouraged where social distancing is not possible.

 

If a student has been exposed to COVID-19, they should complete the following instructions:

  1. If the student is not presenting symptoms of COVID-19, they do not need to quarantine.
  2. The student should get tested for COVID-19 within 3-5 days of the last exposure. Testing materials can be found on Cuyamaca’s campus at the Cuyamaca Health and Wellness Center, Campus and Parking Safety, and the Administration building. Grossmont College offers at-home tests at the Campus Health Center, District Human Resources, the Office of the President, and Campus and Parking Safety. Additional testing sites can be found around the county.
  3. If a student has been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, they should wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days and monitor their symptoms.
  4. If the student tests positive and develops symptoms, isolation should occur. Please contact the Grossmont College Health and Wellness Center at (619) 644-7192 or health@gcccd.edu or the Cuyamaca College Health and Wellness Center at (619)660-4200 or cuyamaca.wellness@gcccd.edu for further information and instructions.

For employees

Masking is required for all student and employees in student support areas across campus. These areas include classrooms, libraries, labs, counseling, health services, CAPS, financial aid, admissions and records, student services, and all other areas who service students’ needs.

 

Outdoor face-coverings are not required but are strongly recommended. Face-coverings are not required in closed offices, and unvaccinated employees should continue to mask in accordance with their accommodation.

 

If an employee presents symptoms of COVID-19, they are required to depart from campus immediately. If an employee tests positive for COVID-19, they must stay home for at least 5 days after the start of the symptoms or after the date of the first positive test if no symptoms are present. Employees can return to work after day 5 of isolation if symptoms are improving and a negative COVID-19 test is submitted to HR.  If you are unable to test or continue to test positive after day 5, you may return to work after day 10 as long as you are fever-free for 24 hours.

 

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Instruction

 

At Grossmont College, we have a schedule that can fit your schedule with classes that are both online and in-person. In addition, through the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise, the first two years of instruction are tuition-free for first-time, full-time students.

 

Student Vaccine Policy

 

At the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, your health and safety are our top priorities. That is why we are requiring all students enrolled in on-campus classes or seeking in-person services to wear a mask.

 

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:  Are vaccines required?

A: Students are no longer required to be vaccinated beginning with the fall, 2022, semester. However, Grossmont College strongly urges everyone to be fully vaccinated for their own protection and the protection of others.

 

 


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

A:  No. However, anyone who is not vaccinated must wear a mask at all times while indoors. Everyone, vaccinated or not, must wear a mask while in a classroom or student-support area.



 

Q:  What is the requirement for dual enrollment students who are taking Grossmont College classes at the high school? What about work experience courses?

A:  If you are enrolled in college courses on your high school campus, please follow your high school’s policies and protocols. If you are taking a work-experience class and no other on-campus classes, please follow the policies and protocols of your work environment.

 

 


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

 

 

Health & Safety Measures

 

Mask Requirements

 

Everyone must wear a mask indoors while on campus. 

 

If a student is unable to wear a face covering due to a disability predicated on an accessibility need, please contact the Accessibility Resource Center 619-644-7112.There is no religious exemption for wearing a mask on 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
 

Regardless of vaccine status, complete the following instructions if you believe you were exposed to someone with COVID-19:

 

1.  You do not need to quarantine if you are asymptomatic.

2.  Take a COVID-19 test within 3-5 days of the last exposure.

3.  Close contacts should wear a well-fitting mask around others for a total of 10 days, especially in indoor settings.

4.  If you develop symptoms or your COVID-19 test result is positive, isolate yourself and contact the Grossmont College Health and Wellness Center at 619-644-7192 or grossmont.health@gcccd.edu.

 

Grossmont College students can use a checklist on this page.

 

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 

 

Please submit one of the following: (Acceptable file types no larger than 10 MB: pdf, jpg, png, gif, bmp, bm, tif, tiff)

 

- A scan/photo of the front of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. (must include the dates of vaccination and the manufacturer brand – Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson)

 

- A photo of your Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record(QR Code) from the California Immunization Registry; (must include the dates of vaccination and the manufacturer brand – Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson)

 

- A medical statement from your doctor

 

Upload documentation to Colleague/Self-Service here

 

 

 

Covid Testing

 

 

Covid Testing

 

Antigen tests (at-home tests), which are recommended by Cal/OSHA to determine if someone is infected with COVID-19, can be requested from the following locations:

  • Campus Health Center
  • District Human Resources (Trailer 80B)
  • Office of the President
  • Campus and Parking Safety
If you have any further questions, please email:

 

 

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