Campus Health Updates & Resources

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District (GCCCD) leadership continues to monitor the health and safety conditions related to COVID-19 and monkeypox in the San Diego region.

 

Beginning fall 2022, providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination is no longer required. Masks are required in indoor spaces (except private offices with the door closed.)

 

 

Testing for Students and Employees

COVID-19 Antigen tests (at-home tests) are available for pick up from the locations listed below. You are highly encouraged to pick up testing supplies and test regularly. Testing at the first sign of symptoms is the best way to identify and isolate the spread of the virus.

 

  •  Health & Wellness Center (ground floor of the I-Building) - open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Administration (F Building) - open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • Campus and Parking Safety (A Building) - open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Off-campus COVID-19 Testing Locations 

COVID-19 testing is also available around the region. To find a location, visit: 

         County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency – Testing in San Diego County

         COVID Clinic

         Family Health Centers of San Diego County - COVID-19 Testing

 

Reporting a Positive COVID-19 Test

If you are a student and need to report a positive COVID-19 test or have a question specific to testing, please contact the Health & Wellness Center at 619-660-4200 or email Julia.Chavez@gcccd.edu or Rieko.Suto@gcccd.edu.

 

If you are an employee and need to report a positive COVID-19 test please contact Michael Walker at 619-644-7039 or michael_walker@gcccd.edu.

 

Need to Get Vaccinated?

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 and its variants. The vaccine is free and highly effective at protecting people from getting sick or ill with COVID-19. You can find more information or a vaccine clinic near you by visiting http://coronavirus-sd.com/vaccine or by calling 211.

 

Free Flu and COVID-19 Vaccine/Booster Clinics

Sept. 12, 2022; 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Oct. 10, 2022; 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Nov. 14, 2022; 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Dec. 12, 2022; 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

All events are located Iin front of the B-Building

 

These clinics are free and open to the public. If you have any questions about the vaccine clinic, please contact Student Health and Wellness at 619-660-4200.

 

Additional Information about On- Campus Instruction and Activity

Face Coverings

At this time, face covering/masks are required in indoor spaces (except private offices with the door closed.) If you need a mask, one can be provided. Employees can request a supply of masks for offices and/or classrooms by connecting with Brittney Budde in facilities. 

Symptom Self-Check

As an important health and safety measure, please conduct a self-screening for symptoms before you come to campus each day.

 

The Self-Check process is outlined online and provides information on how to proceed if you have symptoms.

Handwashing and Disinfecting Protocol

Regular handwashing and using disinfecting wipes on high touch items are best practices to limit the spread of viruses.

 

 

Monkeypox

Monkeypox has recently been declared a public health emergency by the federal, state and County of San Diego governments. We are seeing an increasing number of cases in San Diego County, though the risk of contracting monkeypox for the public remains very low, according to the County. The County of San Diego has established a monkeypox website, with answers to frequently asked questions and the latest local data.